Resources for Teachers

Search for items in Lab's professional collection (call numbers beginning with P), located in the faculty reading room, or for adult fiction or nonfiction for your own reading.

Search the U of C Libraries for books or resources for your own research.

Use this pathfinder to access the U of C's electronic resources in the field of education.

The Chicago Public Library has rich resources not only for personal reading, but special collections in a wide variety of Chicago history topics.


The Newberry Library of Chicago is an independent research library, open to the public, with an enormous collection of resources related to the humanities.

Maps, manuscripts, photographs, and other primary sources tell the story of topics from the Crusades to the Great Migration — selected by educators, with essays and discussion questions for use in the humanities classroom.

A hub for teachers, other faculty, and administrators to find resources for professional development, including peer-reviewed articles, research reports, and more. Searches ERIC and EBSCO's Professional Development collection database. You will need your Lab Google credentials to Log in. 

The materials collected by the WDL from libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations around the world, make it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents including books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films.