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History of the Civil Rights Movement

Library resources for research

Article databases

Searching WorldCat@SU finds articles, but you will get much better results using a database. Searching an article database produces more precise results, and allows you to better refine your search; for example, limiting results to scholarly sources.

Use these tabs to find useful databases for primary and secondary sources on the history of the Civil Rights Movement. 

Get It! Interlibrary Loan

If you find a book, article, or other item you need that isn't in our collection, you can request it through Get It!. Our library will either borrow the item from another library for you, or we will purchase it for the collection.

Streaming media databases

Google Scholar

No additional set-up is required to access Smith Library Center full-text content via Google Scholar on campus. To use Google Scholar off campus you need to do a one-time set-up for your account to access full-text articles from SLC. If you don't create the link to Smith Library, full-text linking will not be available, and you will be asked to pay for articles.

  • Go to
  • Log in to your Google account
  • Click Settings
  • Click Library Links
  • Search for Southwestern University
  • Click Southwestern University – SmithLibrary @ Southwestern
  • Save