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Chicago Region: Article Databases

Suggested search terms

Combine Chicago with keywords such as:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Blues Music
  • Blues Musicians
  • Crime
  • Economics
  • Economy
  • History
  • Housing
  • Jazz
  • Literature
  • Neighborhoods
  • Politics
  • Race
  • Schools
  • Transportation

What is the difference between scholarly and popular articles?

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Use these online databases to find articles about the Chicago region

Identify articles in scholarly journals or popular magazines by looking up your search terms in one of the selected databases below. 

You also can find a complete list of online databases organized by subject on the Library's A-Z List of Databases.

Use your Oakton username and password to login from a non-campus computer.

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EBSCO Advanced Searching Tutorial

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Google Scholar Search

Use citation results from Google Scholar to find full-text articles in one of the Library's databases.