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Education Policy, Organization and Leadership 199: Back to the 1960s: Database Searching Tips

A Guide to Library Resources for EPOL 199

Database Searching Tips

To get to relevant databases, go to the Resources in Sociology webpage. From the page, click on the link to the SocINDEX database. That will take you to the EBSCO company's database page after you login through the proxy server with your NetID and password. Once you are on the EBSCO page, click on "Choose Databases" above the search boxes. That will offer you a list of EBSCO databases to select. In addition to SocINDEX, select America: History and Life, and Academic Search Ultimate for general sources. Other databases to consider, depending on the focus of your topic, include the education databases (ERIC, Education Full-Text, and Professional Development Collection) and Communication Source (includes mass media and communication). You may want to scan the databases in the list to consider other possibilities for selection. Use the filters on the left to select Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed articles and to limit by date, for example, from 1960 to 2023. 

Some search terms to consider:

first row:  Chicano movement


second row: 1960s or 60s or the sixties or nineteen-sixties


third row: education or school

Modify your search by changing topics in the third row.  Examples might include "discrimination" or "civil rights"

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