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This guide includes useful resources for exploring Chicago-related topics. These are only a starting point. For further resources in various disciplines try relevant research guides at https://libguides.colum.edu
The best place for one-stop searching and finding is the main search box on the Library home page, Use the "Refine your Results" filters to narrow by publication or media type, by subject or by other options.
An organization interested in preservation, Forgotten Chicago's goal is to "discover and document little known elements of Chicago’s infrastructure, architecture, neighborhoods and general cityscape, whether existing or historical."