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Primary Sources in Transportation: Getting Started

This guide represents a selection of resources available through Northwestern University's Transportation Library. It is not intended to be all-inclusive, but a starting point in helping to guide your research. Please contact a librarian for additional assistance or inquiries about collections, items, or subjects.

Transportation Center

Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) is a leading interdisciplinary education and research institution serving industry, government, and the public with substantive and enduring contributions to the movement of materials, people, energy, and information. 

(847) 491-7287

Other Resources

Other Local Resources

Digital and Archival Collections

Online Exhibits

Your Librarian

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Rachel Cole
Contact:
Northwestern University
Transportation Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
847-467-5325
Website

Instagram

Follow transportationlibrary on Instagram for a daily dose of transportation history from our special collections.

Transportation Library

The Transportation Library supports the students and faculty of the Transportation Center and the Center for Public Safety. Containing more than 500,000 items, we are one of the largest transportation information centers in the world, encompassing information on all modes of transportation including air, rail, highway, pipeline, water, urban transport, and logistics.

 

Reference staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(847) 491-5273

 

Make an Appointment

The Transportation Library staff is here to serve the information needs of the Northwestern University community with individual research appointments and user education for classes. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Databases for Historical Information