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Researching Your Hometown


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Rachel Brekhus
168 Ellis Library

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Ferguson, Missouri

In this guide are links to statistical and narrative information about counties,  cities, and towns, including:

  • Where to find current and historical city newspapers online
  • Where to find U.S. Census and other statistical data collected on counties, cities, or parts of cities
  • How to use subject headings in library catalogs such as MERLIN and MOBIUS to locate books about counties,  cities, and towns
  • Specialized databases to check for scholarly articles about the past and present of cities, suburbs and towns