Photographs from Chicago Public Library's special collections. View photos of Civil War artifacts, Millennium Park's construction, Mayor Harold Washington and Chicago neighborhoods. Search the Chicago Examiner newspaper and playbills from Chicago's early theaters.
Government, Law & Politics
Articles from the Chicago Sun-Times from 1986 to the present. Articles from the SouthtownStar (formerly the Daily Southtown) back to 2004.
Articles from general-interest magazines and scholarly journals. Search two separate databases (MasterFILE Complete and OmniFile Full Text Select) covering more than 3,500 publications.
More than a hundred reference titles in a variety of areas: business and careers, education, fashion, food, film and television, geography, history, law and government, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science and technology, and sociology.
A catalog of publications of the U.S. government, including congressional reports, hearings, debates and records, as well as materials produced by the federal courts and documents issued by other federal agencies. It includes a description of each document, but most are available in the Harold Washington Library Center's Government Publications Department, and many are available online. Coverage begins in 1976.
Information to help you understand and solve legal problems. Find useful forms, listings of free legal clinics and attorney referral services. Ayuda Legal Illinois offers help in Spanish.
Information about contemporary policy issues, including congressional publications and Congressional Research Service reports, non-partisan policy and legal analyses written by Library of Congress staff. Especially helpful for students working on persuasive essays or debates.
Articles from hundreds of newspapers and newsfeeds from around the world, including the Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights), New York Times, USA Today, Globe and Mail (Canada), The Times (London), The Times of India and Daily Yomiuri (Japan). Coverage varies by title, with full text for some titles available back to the 1980s.
Statistics on a wide variety of topics in publications from the U.S. government, state governments, major international intergovernmental organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations and universities. Microfiche of most publications is available at the Harold Washington Library Center, and many of the publications are available online.
Statistics from hundreds of U.S. government and nongovernment sources.
Information about the activities of the U.S. Congress. Find text of legislation, as well as summaries and status, voting records, the Congressional Record, committee reports, and legislative actions on presidential nominations and treaties.