The library's Newspaper and Magazine Databases site provides databases which allow you to search for newspaper and magazine articles published in the 20th century and earlier, including the 1960's.
Some suggested search terms for the "Historical and Political Context Project" assignment, which can be used in the databases listed above and below. To try to focus these issues to the 1960's, you could try adding AND 1960* to the search statement. Example: "women's rights" AND 1960*
Mostly valuable for scholarly/academic and professional articles published in recent years, including studies of political and social issues in the 1960's.
The first database in this list, Academic Search Complete, may suffice for many topics in the class, although more specialized coverage is offered in other databases.
In many cases, an entry in one of our databases will direct you to the complete text of an article.
But what do you do when the text is not immediately available? How do you know if we have access to an article?
This link, found in many databases, will take you to a page which will present your options, which may include (1) other databases, and/or (2) interlibrary loan.
This option enables W&L students and faculty to get copies of articles or other materials -- without charge -- from other libraries across the U.S. Click here to begin. (For more information, see this page.)
Does W&L Have This Magazine (or Journal or Newspaper)?
You usually can answer this question by searching our Full Text Journal List.