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Chicago News Cooperative
Description: Public-interest journalism focused on Chicago, its politics and policy, culture and the arts, and the diverse communities of the metropolitan area.
Restrictions: None
Chicago Tribune
Description: Search for full-text articles in the Chicago Tribune from 1985 - present. For access to articles dating 1849 - 1984, see the Chicago Tribune Historical Edition.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Chicago Tribune - Historical Edition
Description: Contains full text and page images of the entire contents of the Chicago Tribune, including classified ads, advertisements, obituaries, and comics.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Encyclopedia of Chicago
Description: Probably the best starting point for historical information on Chicago. The Newberry partnered with the Chicago History Museum to expand the print edition's articles, photos, maps, broadsides, and newspapers for the online version.
Restrictions: None
Search for this resource in the library catalog
1Academic Search Complete
Description: Indexes journals in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multicultural studies and education.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1887-present
Use to locate: Articles
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
2America: History and Life
Description: Indexes journals, books and dissertations on North American history, covering the United States and Canada. (For other countries or regions, use the database Historical Abstracts.) "Dates covered" refers to publication dates included; all historic eras are addressed, from B.C. to present day.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1964-present
Use to locate: Articles, Dissertations & Theses
3Chicago Defender
Description: Historically important African American newspaper. Back issues available on microfilm.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Journals, Newspapers
4Chicago Defender - Historical Edition
Description: Provides full page and article images with searchable full text from 1975 back to the first issue.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1910-1975
Use to locate: Newspapers
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
5Chicago News Cooperative
Description: Public-interest journalism focused on Chicago, its politics and policy, culture and the arts, and the diverse communities of the metropolitan area.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Newspapers
6Chicago Reader
Description: Independent weekly published since 1971 with features, arts and entertainment guide, apartment listings and more. Searchable archive online but with article delivery costs; print and microform available at Lincoln Park Library.
Restrictions: None
Search for this resource in the library catalog
Use to locate: Journals, Newspapers
7Chicago Sun-Times
Description: Online access from 1992, with back issues available on microfilm.
Restrictions: None
Search for this resource in the library catalog
Use to locate: Journals, Newspapers
8Chicago Tribune
Description: Search for full-text articles in the Chicago Tribune from 1985 - present. For access to articles dating 1849 - 1984, see the Chicago Tribune Historical Edition.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1985-present
Use to locate: Articles, Newspapers
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
9Chicago Tribune - Historical Edition
Description: Contains full text and page images of the entire contents of the Chicago Tribune, including classified ads, advertisements, obituaries, and comics.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1849-1985
Use to locate: Articles, Images, Newspapers
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
10Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm
Description: Provides electronic access to full-page images of the Chicago Tribune.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 2008 - 3 months ago
Use to locate: Newspapers
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
11IPL Newspapers Collection
Description: Online editions of big city dailies from the U.S. and around the world. Includes smaller markets such as some Chicago suburbs that you won't find covered by our database subscriptions. Access to archives sometimes requires registration or payment of a fee to view the full-text of an article.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Newspapers
12LexisNexis Academic
Description: Indexes newspaper articles, wire service reports and transcripts of TV and radio broadcasts; with full text; can search news, legal cases, law reviews, company profiles, SEC filings, country profiles, and people separately or in a combined search.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Use to locate: Articles, Newspapers, Transcripts
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
13Sanborn Insurance Maps - Illinois
Description: Provides digitized maps for most cities and towns in Illinois. The large scale plans chart the growth and development of these communities.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1867-1970
Use to locate: Maps
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
14Social Sciences Abstracts
Description: Indexes social science, business and political journals; with abstracts.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1983-present
Use to locate: Articles, Reviews
15Sociological Abstracts
Description: Indexes journals, book chapters, association papers and dissertations in the social sciences. This content is now hosted by ProQuest.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1952-present
Use to locate: Articles, Dissertations & Theses
1Chicago Fact Book
Description: Facts and figures on Chicago business, housing, employment, health care, weather, and many other topics. For neighborhood data from the 2000 Census, similar to the Chicago Community Fact Book, look on this site under Community Areas.
Restrictions: None
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
2City of Chicago City Data
Description: Information, statistics, and maps in such areas as health, planning, TIFs, housing, and city-owned buildings.
Restrictions: None
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
3Encyclopedia of Chicago
Description: Photographs, biographies, essays, art, music, maps and documents on all things Chicago.
Restrictions: None
Search for this resource in the library catalog
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
4Local Community Fact Book: Chicago Metropolitan Area
Description: Socioeconomic data from the 1990 Census (and earlier decades) and detailed histories of the city's 77 neighborhoods.
Restrictions: In library use only
Book:  Click for call number & campus
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1Chicago Defender
Description: Historically important African American newspaper. Back issues available on microfilm.
2Chicago Reader
Description: Independent weekly published since 1971 with features, arts and entertainment guide, apartment listings and more. Searchable archive online but with article delivery costs; print and microform available at Lincoln Park Library.
Search for this resource in the library catalog
3Chicago Sun-Times
Description: Online access from 1992, with back issues available on microfilm.
Search for this resource in the library catalog
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1Academic Search Complete
Description: Indexes journals in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multicultural studies and education.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1887-present
Use to locate: Articles
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
2America: History and Life
Description: Indexes journals, books and dissertations on North American history, covering the United States and Canada. (For other countries or regions, use the database Historical Abstracts.) "Dates covered" refers to publication dates included; all historic eras are addressed, from B.C. to present day.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1964-present
Use to locate: Articles, Dissertations & Theses
3Chicago Defender
Description: Historically important African American newspaper. Back issues available on microfilm.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Journals, Newspapers
4Chicago Defender - Historical Edition
Description: Provides full page and article images with searchable full text from 1975 back to the first issue.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1910-1975
Use to locate: Newspapers
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
5Chicago Fact Book
Description: Facts and figures on Chicago business, housing, employment, health care, weather, and many other topics. For neighborhood data from the 2000 Census, similar to the Chicago Community Fact Book, look on this site under Community Areas.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Statistics & Data Sets
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
6Chicago News Cooperative
Description: Public-interest journalism focused on Chicago, its politics and policy, culture and the arts, and the diverse communities of the metropolitan area.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Newspapers
7Chicago Public Library
Description: Access to online databases and information about the Chicago Public Library's collections and 79 locations.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Web Sites
8Chicago Reader
Description: Independent weekly published since 1971 with features, arts and entertainment guide, apartment listings and more. Searchable archive online but with article delivery costs; print and microform available at Lincoln Park Library.
Restrictions: None
Search for this resource in the library catalog
Use to locate: Journals, Newspapers
9Chicago Sun-Times
Description: Online access from 1992, with back issues available on microfilm.
Restrictions: None
Search for this resource in the library catalog
Use to locate: Journals, Newspapers
10Chicago Tribune
Description: Search for full-text articles in the Chicago Tribune from 1985 - present. For access to articles dating 1849 - 1984, see the Chicago Tribune Historical Edition.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1985-present
Use to locate: Articles, Newspapers
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
11Chicago Tribune - Historical Edition
Description: Contains full text and page images of the entire contents of the Chicago Tribune, including classified ads, advertisements, obituaries, and comics.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1849-1985
Use to locate: Articles, Images, Newspapers
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
12Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm
Description: Provides electronic access to full-page images of the Chicago Tribune.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 2008 - 3 months ago
Use to locate: Newspapers
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
13City of Chicago City Data
Description: Information, statistics, and maps in such areas as health, planning, TIFs, housing, and city-owned buildings.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Government documents, Maps, Statistics & Data Sets
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
14Encyclopedia of Chicago
Description: Photographs, biographies, essays, art, music, maps and documents on all things Chicago.
Restrictions: None
Search for this resource in the library catalog
Use to locate: E-books, Encyclopedias
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
15Illinois Harvest: Chicago
Description: Extensive collection of full-text books and pamphlets related to 19th and early 20th century Chicago, digitized by the Open Content Alliance.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Archival materials, E-books
16IPL Newspapers Collection
Description: Online editions of big city dailies from the U.S. and around the world. Includes smaller markets such as some Chicago suburbs that you won't find covered by our database subscriptions. Access to archives sometimes requires registration or payment of a fee to view the full-text of an article.
Restrictions: None
Use to locate: Newspapers
17LexisNexis Academic
Description: Indexes newspaper articles, wire service reports and transcripts of TV and radio broadcasts; with full text; can search news, legal cases, law reviews, company profiles, SEC filings, country profiles, and people separately or in a combined search.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Use to locate: Articles, Newspapers, Transcripts
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
18Local Community Fact Book: Chicago Metropolitan Area
Description: Socioeconomic data from the 1990 Census (and earlier decades) and detailed histories of the city's 77 neighborhoods.
Restrictions: In library use only
Book:  Click for call number & campus
Use to locate: Books, Government documents, Statistics & Data Sets
19Sanborn Insurance Maps - Illinois
Description: Provides digitized maps for most cities and towns in Illinois. The large scale plans chart the growth and development of these communities.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1867-1970
Use to locate: Maps
FULL TEXT Full-text available for many items.
20Social Sciences Abstracts
Description: Indexes social science, business and political journals; with abstracts.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1983-present
Use to locate: Articles, Reviews
21Sociological Abstracts
Description: Indexes journals, book chapters, association papers and dissertations in the social sciences. This content is now hosted by ProQuest.
Restrictions: DePaul users only
Dates Covered: 1952-present
Use to locate: Articles, Dissertations & Theses