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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 200E: Race and the City

Course guide, emphasizes Chicago, 1880-present.

1. Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias attempt to summarize the state of knowledge in a field of inquiry. A good encyclopedia can be a valuable starting point for your research.

In addition to the titles listed below, there are a few big online collections of reference material: Credo Reference, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Oxford African American Studies Center.

2. Handbooks and Guides

3. Biography

Three good, general sources for biographical information are:

4. Statistics