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America in the 1950s: Indexes and Databases

A library guide for America in the 1950s course taught on the Camden Campus by Dr. Janet Golden

List of Indexes and Databases

Library indexes and databases are available here:

The library has several journal indexes available. The best index for you will depend on your topic. Some of the general indexes that are likely to be relevant for secondary sources are:

  • America: History & Life 
  • PAIS
  • Sociological Abstracts

To locate primary sources in newspapers or magazines, use the following indexes:

  • Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature 
  • PAIS  
  • New York Times 
  • Washington Post
  • Chicago Defender
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Academic Search Premiere (only a limited number of titles are available for this time period)

The libraries subscribe to other primary source databases that might be relevant: 

  • iPoll Databank (public opinion polls)
  • Congressional Publications
  • Historical Statistics of the United States

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