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User's Guide: Using the Encyclopedia of Chicago
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Using the
Encyclopedia of Chicago
Beginning Your Exploration
Using Index Pages
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Viewing Historical Sources
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Exploring Rich Maps
Searching the Encyclopedia
Using Index Pages in the
Encyclopedia of Chicago

Index Pages in the Encyclopedia of Chicago provide alphabetical listings of all the entries, historical sources, maps and special features available in the Encyclopedia. You can use the indexes to browse the entire contents of the Encyclopedia or limit your browse to a particular page type. For example, you might choose to see a list of only maps, historical sources, or standard text entries.

Alphabetical Listing

Click on a letter of the alphabet to see a list of items beginning with that letter.

Sub-Alphabetical Listing

To the right of the full alphabetical listing, the sub-alphabetical categories allow you to jump to a particular portion of the list.


The Results appear in a alphabetized list of links. Click on any item to go to that page.

Page Type Index ( Refining the Index Based On Category )

If you are interested in a particular type of resource, selecting from the list on the right-hand side of the page will limit the Results to items of that type. For example, selecting Historical Sources allows you to view alphabetized listings of all the photographs, documents, drawings, and other primary sources in the Encyclopedia. Selecting Authored Entries provides an alphabetized list of all the standard text entries. Selecting Full Index provides a list of all items in the Encyclopedia.

Page Preview

Below the Page Type Index, the Page Preview provides a thumbnail of the type of resource selected. This offers a visual reminder of the type of entry you have selected for listing.