Educational Policy Studies 199
BACK TO THE 1960's
A Guide to Library Resources for Educational Policy Studies 199 (SOC 199)
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Welcome! This site has been created to assist you in finding and using library resources for
your research on the 1960's. Our library, one of the largest university libraries in the U.S., can
be a bit overwhelming at first, but it is truly a treasure trove for scholars. All of the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library's resources are available to you as you do your
research, so explore, have fun, and don't hesitate to ask questions!
Scholarly journal articles are one of the primary means of communicating research ideas. They
are an important component of academic research and give you some insight into ongoing debates and
scholarly conversations about your topic. You can find articles through database searches.
Finding articles is a two-step process:
- First, search for the topic you are interested in by using the article databases listed below.
- Try words to describe the group of individuals you are researching: Asian Americans, Latino
Americans, Gays and Lesbians, Christians, Teenage mothers, Upper class, etc.
- Try words to describe your research area: stereotypes, oppression, historical
- Consider searching for these concepts together. For example, “Asian Americans” and “
stereotypes” = some great articles and books.
- Use the thesaurus to find additional or similar terms.
- Find an article that looks interesting? Look at the article's citation for subjects use in that
database and run additional searches using these subjects.
- Next, find the actual text of the articles you want by clicking on the
Discover button in a database.
- If the Discover page indicates that we have online full text, click the link to get to the
article. In some cases, we may have the full text article available in multiple
databases. If the Discover page says there is no online full-text available, click the link
next to "Library Catalog- Holdings in VUFIND" to search the library catalog for print holdings.
This will show you if the library owns a copy of the journal/newspaper/book in PRINT form, and
tells you the location of that print volume. NOTE: The library catalog will show you the results by
JOURNAL title (not article title). You will need to find the year and/or volume and issue number of
the journal that contains your article.
- If you know the citation of the articles you want, from bibliographies or suggested readings
lists, you can use the
Journal and Article Locator to determine
if we have full-text online or in print.
History and Life - Identifies U.S. and Canadian history from journals, book reviews,
dissertations, and media reviews.
Search Premier - Identifies articles in most scholarly subject areas including social sciences,
humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
Academic ASAP - A good general purpose database providing access to the scholarly
Abstracts - Identifies international articles and books on history since 1450, excluding the
U.S. and Canada.
Abstracts - The preeminent database for citations to scholarly journals in sociology. Indexes
and abstracts over 2,600 journals and other serial publications, plus conference papers, books, and
dissertations. Covers 1963-present, updated monthly.
Tribune - Provides full text access for the backfiles of the Chicago Tribune, 1849-1987.
York Times - Provides full text access for the backfiles of the New York Times, 1851-1993.
FINDING BOOKS & JOURNALS
Library catalogs are used for two purposes. First, if you know exactly what you are looking for,
for example you know the exact title or an author's name. This works for book titles and journal
titles. Second, you can use library catalogs to discover material that might be helpful to you by
doing subject and keyword searching.
Online Library Catalog - Look here
to find books, DVDs, magazines or journals containing articles that you need, and many other
resources. In addition to the 13 million volumes we have on this campus, you can connect to over 70
other libraries in Illinois and request that books be sent to you.
When you find something you want in the catalog, write down the following:
Location - in which library the item is kept (or libraries, if we have
Call Number - this number is essential for finding the item on the
Status - is it available for you to check out?
WorldCat and Interlibrary Loan - Use these to verify citations for books
and request books and articles you cannot find elsewhere. Ordering books and journals via
Interlibrary Loan is free and generally fairly quick.
Library catalog hints for this assignment
There are two ways to search the
Library Catalog for possible
subjects. For very targeted results, search by Subject from the drop down menu. For
more general results. search by Keywords from the drop down menu.
1960's - varius aspects
Art and Fashion
- Fashion - 20th Century - History
- Costume - History - 20th Century
- Max, Peter, 1937-
- Riley, Bridget, 1931-
- Warhol, Andy, 1928-
- Optical Art
- Pop Art
- African-Americans - Civil Rights
- March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
- King, Martin Luther, Jr.
- United States - Civil Rights Act of 1960
- African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century.
- Black Panther Party
Counterculture and Drugs
- Hippies - Drama
- Radicalism - United States - History - 20th Century
- Subculture - United States - History - 20th Century
- Communal Living - United States
- Hippies - United States
- Drug Abuse
- Hallucinogenic Drugs - Drama
- Cuba - History - Invasion, 1961 - Aerial Operations
- Cuba - History - Invasion, 1961 - Personal Narratives
- United States - Central Intelligence Agency
- China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976
- Communism - China
- Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976
- Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 - Assassination
- United States - Warren Commission - Report to the President's Commission on the Assassination
of President John F. Kennedy
- Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
- College Students - United States - Political Activity
- Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
- Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
- United States - Politics and Government - 1969-1974 - Caricatures and cartoons
- United States - Central Intelligence Agency
- United States - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Pop Culture and Rock 'n' Roll
- Rock Musicians - England
- Rock Music - 1961-1970 - Literary Themes
- Baez, Joan
- Dylan, Bob, 1941-
- Advertising and Youth - United States - History - 20th Century
- Popular Culture
- Popular Culture - California - History - 20th Century
- Hendrix, Jimi
- Science Fiction
- Star Trek Television Programs - History and Criticism
- Social Change - United States - History - 20th Century
- Social History - 1960-1970
- United States - Social Conditions - 1960-1980
- United States--History--1961-1969
- United States--Social life and customs--1945-1970
- Intergenerational Relations
- Feminism - United States - History
- Friedan, Betty
Space Exploration / Technology
- United States - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Outer Space Exploration
- Project Apollo (U.S.)
- Space Flight to the Moon
- Moon - Exploration
- Oral Contraceptives
- Birth Control
- Photocopying Machines
War on Poverty
- Poverty - Periodicals
- Poverty - Government Policy - United States - History - 20th Century
- Public Welfare - United States - History - 20th Century
Hint: Trying combining the subject searches above with other keywords to focus the search,
e.g. "hairstyles" or "music" or "Vietnam" or "social conditions"
American Cultural History, 1960-1969 From
the Kingwood College Library
Chicago '68: An Introduction
Dean Blobaum's Website on the Chicago 1968 Democratic National Convention. Includes
links to full-text excerpts.
Flower Power: America in
Provides links to information about art and architecture; fads and fashion; historic events
and technology; music; and theatre, film, radio, and television in the 1960s.
Going Back to Chicago
Retrospective on the 1968 Democratic Convention from PBS NewsHour Online. Includes link to
Terry Southern's report & photos "
Grooving in Chi."
Kent State University Department of Special
Collections & Archives. May 4  Collection
Lisa's Nostalgia Cafe: The 1960's
Provides images and information about the fads, fashions, music and lifestyle of the 1960's.
Similar pages are available for other decades.
Nelson Mandela Centre
of Memory - Speeches, interviews, and other spoken materials made by Nelson Mandela,
from the 1950s to the present.
- The quality of information available on the Web varies tremendously.
Evaluating Internet Sites 101
gives some valuable pointers on evaluating web-based information. Actually, these tips can be
applied to print as well as online sources.
CENSUS DATA AND STATISTICS
Guidelines for citing electronic and print resources are available from the Reference Library's
Cite a Sourcepage and the Social Sciences,
Health, and Education Library's
Style and Writing Guide.
A great tool for writing papers,
RefWorkshelps you export bibliographic records from
databases, change the citation styles as needed, and import the citation directly into a Word
document so you can create bibliographies on the fly.
Ask-A-Librarian for Help with Your Research
Ask-A-LibrarianService to IM, chat, email,
phone or find a reference librarian.
Contact a librarian to request an appointment for an in-depth
Finding Your Way Around
There are over 25 departmental libraries on our campus, and sometimes it may be difficult to
determine where to find the resources you need. For your class, the library that you will be using
most is the
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library(SSHEL). We are
located in SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101) of the Main Library building. Do no
hesitate to come in and ask one of our energetic and helpful information desk assistants.
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