A list of selected works on relevant aspects of Illinois history for HIS 5110 that are held by the library can be found here.
Link to reference materials in electronic format here.
Reference books are located on the 3rd floor (north) and can be found by searching the EIU Library Catalog.
Examples of reference books related to the history of the Illinois are:
Encyclopedia of Chicago ... Ref F548.3 .E53 2004
Illinois: A History of the Land and Its People ... Stacks F541.3 .B55 2005
Illinois Encyclopedia ... Stacks F539 .I44 2008x
To find books on museums or Illinois history, browse the shelves in these call numbers for the following subject areas:
AM1 to 501 Museums; Collectors and collecting
F536 to 550 Illinois
F550.5 to 553.2 Great Lakes
To search the catalog enter search terms in the search box and use the drop box to narrow the search.
The search results may be narrowed by using the limiting tools on the right hand side of the page.
Click on the item title to bring up the bibliographic record. The item's location, call number, and status are needed to find it in Booth Library.
Journal and magazine articles on Illinois history may be found by searching the library's collection of databases. All databases are accessible from off campus by logging-in with your EIU netID and password. Link to the History databases here.
The leading History databases for Illinois history is:
America: History and Life (peer reviewed articles, some full-text articles, United States History, Pre-Colonial Era to Present)
Other databases useful for research for Illinois history are:
Academic Search Complete (full-text articles, broad subject coverage including History)
JSTOR (peer reviewed articles, full-text articles, broad subject coverage including History)
Project Muse (peer reviewed articles, full-text articles, broad subject coverage including History)
Historical Abstracts (peer reviewed articles, some full-text articles, world history)
Grove Art Online (covers the visual arts, including Chicago and Illinois)
Grove Music Online (covers music, including Chicago and Illinois)
MLA International Bibliography (covers literature, including Chicago and Illinois)
To find primary sources on Illinois history in the print format search use the EIU Library Catalog. Link to the library catalog here.
Booth Library also has several historical newspaper and magazine databases that provide access to primary sources. Link to the History databases here and the newspaper databases here.
Examples of the library's historical and magazine databases useful for Illinois history are:
Chicago Tribune (Historical) (full-text articles, 1849-1990)
New York Times (Historical) (full-text articles, 1851-2010)
London Times (full-text articles, 1785-1985)