Conduct research in Special Collections with the tools and information below.

Search Finding Aids

Clarence Jones Observatory

Search our finding aids to detailed inventories, registers, indexes, and guides that describe our collections of primary source materials.


Cite Primary Sources

Notes from A History of Hamilton County, Tennessee by James Weston LivingoodView examples of MLA and Chicago-style citations using Special Collections primary and secondary sources for our collections.

Link to Resources

View of Chattanooga

When you link to Library Resources and Digital Collections, it is important to use a persistent URL. Persistent Links are URLs that connect researchers directly to a book or digital resource by clicking a link embedded in a webpage. Persistent links can be useful when creating syllabi, online reading lists or bibliographies, and other research tools.

Read our instructions for finding and linking to our materials with persistent URLs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Nature Questions manuscript by Robert Sparks Walker

Our FAQ are designed to help you learn more about planning your visit and conducting research in Special Collections.