Online City Encyclopedias

We have in past entries highlighted online state encyclopedias that were products of scholarly organizations with articles written by academics and in many cases buttressed with bibliographies and links. Here are a few devoted to cities: the Encyclopedia of Chicago (from the Chicago History Museum, Newberry Library, and Northwestern University) is an enhanced digital version of the original printed volume, and it contains brief biographies, company histories, timeline, and hundreds of linked articles; the Encyclopedia of San Francisco (from the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society) features a timeline, biography of the week, and dozens of entries that have links to outside sources; and The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (from Case Western Reserve University and Western Reserve Historical Society) has an image collection, a map collection, a timeline, and a vast repository of linked articles. More cities will follow.

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