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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 200B: Race and the City

Introduces history majors to basic research library concepts (you should master before History 498). Provides both a broad overview of the source types collected by research libraries, and also lists specific sources relevant to research for this course.

On this Page

This page lists the most important information in the guide. If you look at no other page on this guide, please at least review this one.

Find a Librarian to Help You

Celestina Savonius-Wroth is the History Librarian.

Susan Braxton is the Urban Studies Librarian.

Courtney Becks is the African American Studies Librarian.

Contact these librarians to schedule a consultation, or to ask questions about your library research. For more librarians, see the Research Help from an Expert page on this guide.

Find Books

To find books, begin with the Library Catalog:

For more information on finding books, see the Books page on this guide.

Find Journal Articles

To find journal articles for your research in this class, begin with the database America: History and Life.

For more information on finding journal articles and articles from other kinds of periodicals, see the Periodicals page on this guide.