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Starting Your Research

The Library Catalog is a great place to start your research. Search for both books and digital resources (like articles) here. You will be prompted to login with your CCC username and password. 

News Databases

Chicago Specific Resources

Demographic Information

Community Data Snapshots: view community profiles compiled by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). These snapshots include "demographics, housing, employment, transportation habits, retail sales, property values, and land use." There is a snapshot for every Chicago Community Area (such as Uptown, or Rogers Park), as well as all municipalities in the state.  

Census Data Website. View quick facts for the city of Chicago, explore data for any part of the United States.  

MLA Resources

MLA Style: Website

MLA Formatting

General information about formatting papers according to MLA guidelines. It also provides a sample MLA formatted cover page.  

Formatting assistance directly from the MLA Style Center. This page includes information on margins, text formatting,  etc.