Course Research Pages
ENG 102 - English Composition 2
Places to Find General Information on the Period 1940-1974
The People History - News and events by decade.
Calisphere - A World of Primary Sources and More - Includes text and digital images of photographs, posters, ephemera, and diaries from California history, including topics from the 1940s through the 1970s.
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture - Use this online encyclopedia for topic ideas if you are interested in researching something about popular culture in the 1940s through the 1970s; be sure that what you choose fits into the appropriate years.
If you have a topic that might lend itself to visual representation (e.g., advertising in the 1940s), look for contextual material in Google Images.
Finding Background Information
Credo Reference - A good spot for overviews of topics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Use for overviews and background information.
Finding Books in Bowman Library
Bowman Library Catalog - Search by keyword or subject heading to find books in the Bowman Library collection. The following subject headings might be useful for this assignment.
- African Americans (note there are many subheadings in this subject heading; you'll have to scroll through the lists to find ones appropriate to the period between the 1940s and 1970s)
- Civil Rights
- Nineteen sixties
- Popular culture - United States history - 20th century
- Rock music
- United States social conditions 1960-1980
Finding Articles in Magazines, Newspapers, and Scholarly Journals
EBSCOhost - Contains articles from a wide array of magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.
Historical New York Times - Full text of The New York Times back to 1851; very useful for putting events into context in the time in which they occurred.
JSTOR - Scholarly articles.
Finding Citation Help
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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)