For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Shelby County typically starts with "977.3798". Some common subject headings for Shelby County are:
Shelby County (Ill.) --History.
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.
Bateman, Newton, 1822-1897. HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF SHELBY COUNTY CHICAGO, 1910.
Combined history of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, Illinois : with illustrations descriptive of their scenery and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers. Heritage collection from Unigraphic. Illustrated atlas. Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1980.
Historic sketch and biographical album of Shelby County, Illinois . Shelbyville, Ill. : Wilder, 1900.
Middlesworth, Grace H. Listing of persons mentioned in townships of the Shelby County, Illinois, 1910 history, compiled by Grace H. Middlesworth. [Decatur, Ill., Decatur Genealogical Society] 1969.
Portrait and biographical record of Shelby and Moultrie counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties … Utica, KY : McDowell Publications, 
UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.
W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Shelby County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. [1936?]
Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Plat book of Shelby County, Illinois. Compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co. … Chicago : Geo. A. Ogle, pub., 1895.
Rockford Map Publishers. Farm plat book and business guide, Shelby County, Illinois / sponsored by the Shelby County Farm Bureau, Shelby County Rural Youth. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1950.
Rockford Map Publishers. Plat book with index to owners, Shelby County, Illinois / sponsored by Shelby County 4-H & Junior Fair Association. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1961.
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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July 30, 2007