An overview of your city's history is a good way to begin the city case study assignment. Overview information is generally found in books, not articles, because of a book's broader scope. Finding one or two good books or book chapters on your city can provide you with a solid background for your project.
Use the "Advanced Search" in CatQuest, and, in the drop-down menu select "Library Catalog" to search only books and movies.
Searching with subject headings can be very useful for this type of searching. Try changing the search box drop-down to "Subject" and searching with:
Name of City -- History
Your search should look like the one below.
WorldCat searches books from libraries around the world. It's a great way to find out what books have been written about a topic. Use the "Advanced Search" feature (the toggle buttons to the right of the search box) and search as you would in CatQuest.
If we do not own a title, you can request that we get the book for you from another library. This service is called Interlibrary Loan and the portal is through the green "ILL/DD" button on the Howe Library homepage.