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- Established in 1963, the University of Illinois Archives is a major center for research and learning. It includes more than 25,883 cubic feet of records, publications, and faculty/alumni papers relating to the University and the Urbana-Champaign campus. It also holds major research resources such as the American Library Association Archives, the Advertising Council Archives, and the records of other professional societies.
- Conference proceedings can be difficult to locate in the catalog and on the internet. This guide will provide you with strategies to search by conference and topic.
- Explore our list of digital collections at Illinois and beyond. Some collections include Illinois Harvest, Gerritsen Collection of Women's History, 1543-1945, Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926, and ProQuest Civil War Era.
- Locate dissertations from Illinois, across the U.S., and internationally.
- Finding images that are legal to use is not an easy task. This guide will help you navigate the resources available to you as well as assist in copyright considerations.
- The University Library is an official depository for Government information, United Nations Documents, Canadian Government Information, United States Documents, and Illinois Documents.
- This guide will direct you to myriad sources in order to locate grants across disciplines, scholarships, grant writing resources, travel abroad options, and opportunities geared toward international students. Grant Forward (formerly IRIS) is a searchable database of grant funding opportunities across disciplines.
- The Illinois College of Law Library, Legal Research Help Desk has compiled a comprehensive resource for you to start your legal research. If you need more assistance please contact the reference librarians at the Law Library.
- The Library provides data services including: acquiring data sets needed for teaching and research; locating, downloading and preparing data for secondary analysis; and identifying and creating course materials and teaching tools (including customized data sets drawn from various data repositories). Visit the Scholarly Commons to use our software programs or for more assistance.
- Primary resources are actual artifacts that have survived from past historical events, including letters, photographs, and physical objects such as clothing or utensils. They provide firsthand evidence of historical events, and represent a wide variety of formats that are generally not formally published. Learn more using the Global VILLAGE.
- A bibliography of statistical information including general statistics databases, population and demographics, social science data, economics and business data, and science, history, and miscellanea.
- Find newspapers held at Illinois in all formats including print, microfilm, and digital.