Buffalo History - Research Guide
Finding Books in the Libraries' Catalog)
There are four basic ways of searching for books and other materials in Libraries Catalog. One can search by author, title, keyword, or subject, each of which is demonstrated below. For additional searching assistance, review the BISON Help page, or consult with a reference librarian.
Sample AUTHOR search:
a = belfer, lauren
Sample TITLE search:
t = city of light
Sample SUBJECT searches:
s = buffalo (N.Y.)--history
s = mcKinley, William, 1843-1901--assassination
Sample KEYWORD searches:
k = central terminal and buffalo
k = pan american exposition and buffalo
k = frank lloyd wright and buffalo
Frank Lloyd Wright, Six Buffalo houses.
Location/Call Number: ARCH/PLAN Book Collection NA737.W7 R36 1990
Headlines & history / The Buffalo News.
Location/Call Number: Capen Libraries/Reference Oversize PN4899 .B95 B8 1999
Finding Articles in the Buffalo News & Other Buffalo Newspapers:
Search the Buffalo News via Westlaw Campus Research for articles published in the Buffalo News from 1990 to the present.
For articles published in the Buffalo News before November 1992, you must use the microfilm copies. Location/Call Number: CAPEN Multimedia Center: MicFilm AN256 .B84 (1881-1925, 1958-present).
For more details on accessing copies of older articles (i.e. obituary and death notices) from the Buffalo News and other Buffalo newspapers, consult a reference librarian or go to BuffaloResearch.com.
To see a comprehensive list of microfilmed newspapers from Erie County and the local libraries that have them, visit the New York State Newspaper Project's list of Erie County Newspapers on Microfilm.
The following web sites were selected by librarians as being among the best Internet resources for information on Buffalo history. For additional web searching assistance, review the ASL Finding Web Resources guide, or consult with a reference librarian.
- Buffalo Architecture and History
Presents images, history, and architectural analysis of more than 200 buildings of Buffalo's historic architecture; Features a year-by-year chronology of Buffalo history, dozens of essays and illustrations, and links to similar websites
- Buffalo Central Terminal from 1929 to the Present
Archive of Buffalo railroad history materials.
- Buffalo History Works
Extensive documentation of historic sites, including Central Terminal, grain elevators, and railroads.
- The Buffalonian
E-texts of historical documents, articles, and history-related news and events.
A portal for researching architecture, businesses, genealogy, literature, full text books, and obscure websites in Buffalo, New York.
- Central Terminal News
Current news about Central Terminal
- Doing the Pan
Devoted to the human side of the Pan-American Exposition.
- History of Buffalo and Erie County
A two-volume, 1,500 page book published in 1884.
- Uncrowned Queens
African-American Women Community Builders of Western New York.
- University at Buffalo Archives
Features detailed UB histories and thematic collections.
- University at Buffalo Libraries "Illuminations"
Revisits the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901.
- Buffalo, New York in Maps, Charts, and Images
Buffalo maps in the UB Libraries, links to online maps, links to local and regional websites with maps. Also tips on finding maps in BISON.