Chicago Metro History Fair
Use these resources on any Chicago Public Library computer or on non-Library computers with your Chicago Public Library card.*
Primary or secondary source?
Encyclopedia articles are generally secondary sources.
Encyclopedia of Chicago »
Start your research here. The articles in this resource will help you make the connection between your topic and Chicago.
History Database Search »
The articles in this resource will help you place your topic in a broader, national context.
Gale Virtual Reference Library »
Like History Database Search, the articles in this collection of over 100 specialized encyclopedias will help you understand the broader context of your topic.
*The Encyclopedia of Chicago is freely available on the web; no library card is required when not working on a Chicago Public Library computer.