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Thompson: Activist Movements of the '60s and '70s

Accessing Ebooks and Databases

You may need a login and password to access the Ebooks and databases posted here. Click on the passwords button at the top of the page for a list of database passwords.

If you need the password for the passwords page, please contact a librarian (but remember visual hint first!).

Something else to keep in mind is to search using historical terms for the movements. For example, Latinx is the current term, but during the 1960s the term was Chicano movement.


Want to see if we have a book on your topic? Search the library catalog.

The library has an extensive selection of print reference books on social movements such as The Encyclopedia of American Social Movements and Social Issues in America. Many are also available as eBooks for easy access outside the library. Click on this link to see some recommended titles. Note: This list is just a general starting point. There may be more books for your topic so be sure to do your own search once you develop a good list of keywords.


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