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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.
Shelby County (Ill.) --Biography.
Shelby 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.
Bateman, Newton, 1822-1897. HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF SHELBY COUNTY CHICAGO, 1910.
Call Number: 977.3798 B31h1975
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.
Call Number: Q. 977.3798 H621980
Historic sketch and biographical album of Shelby County, Illinois . Shelbyville, Ill. : Wilder, 1900.
Call Number: 977.3798 H6291978
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.
Call Number: 929.3 M582L
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, 
Call Number: 920.077379 P8381983
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?]
Call Number: Q. 912.773798 H64P194-
Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Plat book of Shelby County, Illinois. Compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co. … Chicago : Geo. A. Ogle, pub., 1895.
Call Number: F. 912.773798 OG5P
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.
Call Number: Q. 912.773798 R59F
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.
Call Number: Q. 912.773798 R59P
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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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