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Subject guide for public history

Subject Resources

If you're just starting out as a Public History student and need to get some background/fundamentals, the following can help:

To search all of Schewe's databases, use the following:

These databases will be the best bets for starting your research in public history. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!

The best place to find books about public history is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves primarily in the 900s range on the lower level. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:

You can find reliable and high-quality videos on a variety of topics below:

You can find reliable and high-quality public history videos on the following topics:

For help citing in the Chicago format, which is often used in history, consider using Schewe Library's Chicago citation guide:

Have subject specific questions?

If you have questions, you can contact us at:


Luke Beatty
- Library Director
luke.beatty@ic.edu

217.245.3573


Garrett Traylor
- Reference & Cataloging Librarian
garrett.traylor@ic.edu
217.245.3022


Elora Agsten - Instructional Librarian
elora.agsten@ic.edu
217.245.3177


For general inquiries:
schewe@ic.edu
217-245-3020
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