The 2019-20 National History Day theme is "Breaking Barriers in History."
Discover images of the front page as it appeared from early 1900 through 1984. Obituaries and death notices are available from 1860 to 1984, as well clippings indexed by Tribune staff from major stories and events from the 1920s through 1984.
Read full-text articles from academic journals, books and primary sources across many different fields, including the arts, humanities and sciences.
Research your family history with primary documents from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and World War II.
Research your family history with historical newspapers from 1690-1922, local history books and genealogies, military records and more.
Search full-text articles starting from 1851.
Find full-text articles from more than 400 newspapers across the United States, including the Daily Herald back to 1901.
Chicagoland and Illinois Resources
Explore this collaboration of many Chicago-area organizations, archiving the city's history and culture.
Use research materials on the history of Chicago and the Midwest, including settlement, growth and politics.
Make an appointment at the Chicago History Museum and get help finding materials related to your topic.
Visit Chicago Public Library in person to access its four special collections or use their online resources.
Find tips on where to find collections about Black Chicago between the 1930s and 1970s.
See documents, photos and essays of Hull House and its neighborhoods.
View more than 60,000 digitized images from the university library's archives.
Learn Illinois history through archived photographs, letters, postcards and posters.
Explore special collections digitized over the past decade by academic and research libraries.
Find free eBooks, including older works for which copyright has expired.
Read books and magazines, download them, cite them and translate them. Some books are provided by publishers, while others are scanned as part of a Google project.
Access cultural records digitized through a partnership of major research institutions and libraries.
View an archive of numerous formats — web pages, books, audio recordings, videos, images and software programs.
Search the Library of Congress for newspapers from 1789-1963, or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.