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Suggested databases for articles on the the Civil Rights Movement
Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new window
This EBSCOhost multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
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Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. It's resources cover the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world.
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Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.
MasterFILE Premier This link opens in a new window
EBSCOhost's MasterFILE Premier database is designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
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EBSCOhost's Military & Government Collection database offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.
Salem Press This link opens in a new window
Provides full-text online access to a range of reference works published by Salem Press in the areas of health, history, literature, and science
TED Talk: The fight for Civil Rights and Freedom
Civil rights leader and longtime US congressman John Lewis spent his life fighting for freedom and justice for everyone. In this illuminating conversation with lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson, Lewis discusses the essential importance of voting, shares encouraging words of wisdom for the generation of young people currently organizing in the struggle for racial justice and tells moving stories from his decades of making "good trouble" -- at the Freedom Rides, March on Washington and in the halls of Congress.
Martin Luther King Jr's 'I Have a Dream Speech'
On August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his most famous speech.
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The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for books on the Civil Rights Movement. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.
Browsing the Stacks
You can find books on the Civil Rights Movement in the following sections:
300s (Social Sciences)
- 301 (sociology)
- 323 (civil and political rights)
- 342 (constitutional and administrative law)
- 364 (criminology)
Books on Martin Luther King Jr. can be found in the 92 section (biographies) of the library.
BC3 Library Catalog This link opens in a new window
This catalog lists all of the books, DVDs, CDs, journals and other resources available at the BC3 Library on the Butler campus.
EBook Central This link opens in a new window
Ebook Central is a collection of academic eBooks from leading publishers. It covers the arts, business, education, health & medicine, history, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology and the social sciences.
EBook Collection This link opens in a new window
Collection of academic online books covering a wide range of subjects.
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