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History of Jacksonville, FL: Home

This guide contains information and resources about Jacksonville, Florida. Resource selections include books, eBooks, databases, images, video, and websites about multiple topics relating to Jacksonville, Florida.

Jacksonville Skyline Panorama 5 by Jonathan Zander is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Welcome to the research guide for Jacksonville, Florida (JAX) resources. This guide provides reference tools and resources about JAX whether you need information for a research project or for personal use, as well as information about our project to develop a historical walking tour of the Downtown area. You will find links to books, eBooks, videos, websites, and databases (containing millions of articles, many from peer-reviewed journals). Topics include history, news, food, tourism and more. Access to eBooks and databases, and to place requests for library books, require log in. Many other links are available with unlimited free access.       

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The resources in this guide are just a few examples from the vast number of books, articles, e-books and videos available from the library collection. We recommend using the following search terms to find additional resources related to Jacksonville:

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Add linkable image to 1893 map?


UF has collection of Florida Star:


Af Am lawyers in Jax:


Dr. EA Welters, black dentist in Masonic temple:

Valentine Tillman, USCT, built homes in Lavilla (?), office in Masonic temple: