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History - Desegregation and Civil Rights

This guide is intended to provide a basis for research of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

Welcome! This guide has been put together to help students find resources related to desegregation, education, and daily life in the Civil Rights era.

Conducting Your Research

Encyclopedia articles can provide background information and they can also help you identify terms (people, places, events, etc.) that are associated with a subject. CREDO Reference is an electronic reference database that can prove useful.

Databases should be searched for magazine & journal articles. Some databases may also contain primary source materials contained in books, newspapers, pamphlets, reports, government documents, etc. Use the database THESAURUS or SUBJECT GUIDE to identify terms on your subject that are best used in researching your topic.

The Hoffman Family Library Catalog should be used for finding information on a topic in book, e-book, or DVD formats. A list of selected SUBJECT HEADINGS is provided on this page for your reference and use.  You can limit your search to a location such as "DVD" or "E-book" if you want to restrict a search to a particular location or media type.