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LIBRARY GUIDE TO HST 3270 - History of American Cities

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Library OneSearch
Use the catalog to find books, videos, recordings, and goverment documents we have at the library.

A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.

General resources
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff America: History & Life
The main database for American history. Use it to find articles on topics in urban history. Some specific Michigan cities may be mentioned as well.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR and Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Project MUSE
Large collections of history journals; easy to search for references to specific cities or counties.

The Encyclopedia of Urban America (print and online)
Statistical information on Michigan
Current U.S. Census data
  • Census Data
    the most comprehensive source for all cities, regardless of size or status.
  • Quickfacts
    gives you access to selected census information for cities in an easy to use interace.

Historical statistics
Other Michigan statistics
City information and history
The library's special collections have a large collection of local history books pertaining to cities (Rochester and Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Farmington, Northville, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Hazel Park, White Lake, Detroit). Contact them directly to ask for help finding them or search for them in Library OneSearch).

You can also search online Google Books and MelCat (catalog of Michigan libraries)
Local government information
Michigan history

For more information
How to find local historical societies

Michigan local historical organizations (Historical Society of Michigan)

Michigan county histories: a bibliography (room 154 - MICH DOC F 572 .A15 A1 M52 1978)
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Dominique Daniel
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages

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