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US History-Living History Project: Civil Rights

Reference, primary sources, news coverage, and web resources to help you contextualize the period of U.S. history you are researching.

Leaders at the Head of the Civil Rights March on Washington (detail) National Archives

Subject Reference Databases & E-Book Resources

Subject Database & E-Book resources related to the Civil Rights Movement. *

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. See Home Access box at the bottom of the page for more details.

Newspaper & Magazine Databases

Use the ProQuest Historical Newspapers Complete and World New Digest for newspaper articles about the Civil Rights Movement. Search ProQuest News, Magazines & Journals for more recently published magazine articles on your topic. 

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. See Home Access box at the bottom of the page for more details.

A Time for Justice

Continuity & Change: 1945-1980

Database Type Key

primary : Contains primary sources.

starter : Great resource for beginning research.

News : Contains news and/or other current events resources.

scholarly : Contains articles from academic and professional journals.

: Requires username & password from home.

: Text-to-Speech function.

: Contains audio.

Web Resources

There are many excellent internet sites that explore the Civil Rights Movement.  The following are a few of the best.

Key Figures

Home Access to Databases

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. 

If you see the screen shown below, use your GBS username and password (the same ones you use to login to the GBS computers & Power School) to log in:

If you don't see this screen but are still asked for a username and password:

Click HERE** to access the old-school password list and use the passwords on the list to log in.

If you are having login trouble, please let the Library know by filling out this brief Login Problems Form  so we can fix it.


**You will have to be logged into your GBS Google Apps account to access the document.

 


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