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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 Lake County typically starts with "977.321". Some common subject headings for Lake County are:

Lake County (Ill.) --Biography.
Lake County (Ill.) --History.
Lake 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

Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, ed. by Newton Bateman, LL. D., Paul Selby, A.M.; and history of Lake County, ed. by Hon. Charles A. Partridge … Chicago : Munsell Pub. Co., 1902.
Call Number: 977.352 B31H

Historical and statistical sketches of Lake County, state of Illinois... / by Elijah M. Haines. Waukegan, Ill. : E. G. Howe, 1852.
Call Number: 977.321 H12h

Halsey, John J., 1848- A history of Lake County, Illinois [by] John J. Halsey ... editor, C.C. Tracey, projector. Philadelphia : R.S. Bates, 1912.
Call Number: 977.321 H16H1970

How it all began / by Joe Meads.[Lake Bluff? Ill.] : Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society, 1976.
Call Number: Q. 977.321 M46H


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


Atlas of Lake County, Illinois [cartographic material] / published by W.W. Hixson & Co. in collaboration with James Anderson Company, Inc. Rockford, Ill. : W.W. Hixson & Co., 1936-
Call Number: F. 912.77321 H64A

Atlas of East half Lake County, Illinois ; Atlas of West half Lake County, Illinois. [West Chicago, Ill.] : Sidwell Studio, 1947-
Call Number: F. 912.77321 SI14A

Call Number: 912.77321 H64P

Tri-annual atlas and plat book, Lake County. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [19-- - 196-]
Call Number: Q. 912.77321 R59T


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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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