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Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Jackson County typically starts with "977.3994". Some common subject headings for Jackson County are:

Jackson County (Ill.) --Biography.
Jackson County (Ill.) --History.
Jackson County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see How To use Our Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

Allen, John W. Jackson County notes. Carbondale, 1945. (Museum of Natural and Social Sciences, Southern Illinois Normal University, Carbondale, Illinois. Contribution no. 21.)
Call Number: 977.3994 AL5J

History of Jackson County, Illinois. Evansville, Ind., Unigraphic, 1973.
Call Number: Q. 977.3994 B771973

Newsome, Edmund. Historical sketches of Jackson County, Illinois. Carbondale, Ill., E. Newsome, 1894.
Call Number: 977.3994 N47h1894


UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.


Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Jackson county, Illinois… Chicago, 1907.
Call Number: F. 912.773994 OG5S

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book ... Jackson County, Illinois. Rockford, 1978.
Call Number: Q. 912.773994 R59A1


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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