Research Guides

 

Guide to Ready Reference Materials in the Kiplinger Research Library

from the collections of the Historical Society  & DCPL/Washingtoniana

These guides are prepared as ready reference aides to assist with your research; compiled by reference staff and volunteers, they’re a starting point to exploring our collections. Subject Guides Topical Guides Suggest a Topic Contribute to a Guide Subject Guides: These how-to research guides provide an introduction to conducting specific types of research in the D.C. metro area. They include citations for materials that can be found in the Society’s collections in addition to unpublished materials not yet included in the online catalog. Subject guides may also provide information on materials found in other local repositories. Topics include:

  • Building History
  • Business History
  • Family History
  • Neighborhood History
  • Religious History

Topical Guides: These guides describe Library resources relating to specific topics of research, often tied with the Society’s scheduled programming. Current topics include:

Suggest a Topic: If you have a topic that you think would be of interest to your fellow researchers, please email library@dchistory.org with suggestions. Contribute to a Guide: Would you like to help us create guides? We welcome volunteers! Please email library@dchistory.org to request copies of any Research Guides not directly linked on this page.

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