These subject-oriented research guides include citations for cataloged titles as well as articles and other published materials that are not included in the online catalog. Guides also provide information on materials found in other local depositories.
- Guide to Local Neighborhood History Resources
Includes sources on over 50 DC neighborhoods and is organized by neighborhood name.
- Family History/Genealogy Research Guide
Organized by resource type and includes information on sources available from other local repositories.
- Building History Research Guide
Organized primarily by resource type and includes information on sources available from other local repositories.
- African American History Research Guide
Includes sources related to Washington’s African-American community organized by subject area and by resource type.
- Business History Resources
Includes general information as well as articles and publications on specific businesses or types of business.
- Religious Institution History Resources
Organized alphabetically by denomination with individual churches listed under their corresponding denomination.
- Archives and Manuscript Collections Guide
Organized primarily by subject with some collections listed by type. Photograph collections are not included.
- Guide to Vertical Files (online guide coming soon!)
Clipping files on a variety of topics, including D.C. architecture, associations, biography, businesses, buildings, neighborhoods, schools, transportation and
local government. Please ask a reference librarian for more information.