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America in the 1960s: Indexes and Databases

Designed to accompany Dr. Golden's History Perspectives class.

List of Indexes and Databases

Indexes and Databases (Online)

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 scholarly secondary sources are:

  • America: History & Life 
  • PAIS
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Project Muse

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
  • Ethnic Newswatch

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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