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Chicago's Neighborhoods & Communities: Library

Designed for those interested in exploring Chicago's neighborhoods and communities for fun and for those conducting community based research.

Subject Headings

When looking for materials, you will want to search by keywords and subject headings. You probably will start your search with keywords and then find subject headings describing your topic.   Keywords are words YOU use to describe your topic. Subject headings are terms assigned by catalogers using a standardized vocabulary to group together documents on the same topic.  Look for these headings, labeled as topics on the book record, and use the ones best fitting your research topic.  Below are examples of subject heads pertaining to Chicago's neighborhoods and communities.

Chinese Americans - Illinois - Chicago - History - 19th century

African Americans - Illinois - Chicago - Social conditions - 20th century

Immigrants - Illinois - Chicago

Indians of North America - Illinois - Chicago - Social life and customs

 Racism - Illinois - Chicago

 Group identity - Illinois - Chicago

Community development, Urban - Illinois - Chicago

Puerto Ricans - Illinois - Chicago - Ethnic identity

African Americans - Religion - Illinois - Chicago

Urban parks - Illinois - Chicago - History

Architecture - Illinois - Chicago 

Working class - Illinois - Chicago

Hull House

 Hull House at the University of Illinois at Chicago. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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