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ABC-CLIO History Databases
Four interactive programs that use primary documents, video, audio, and maps, to cover units in American History, American Government, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, and World History: The Modern Era.
If you do an advanced search, trying combining keywords on an advanced search such as "civil rights" and "Nashville."
JSTOR This link opens in a new windowContains complete backfiles of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800s.
Destiny (MBA's Online Catalog)
The Patrick Wiilson Library has many books on the civil rights movement as well as local civil rights information. Make sure to write down the call number before going to search on the shelves. See the library staff if you need help locating materials.
American History Online
American History Online This link opens in a new windowSpans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.
Tennessee Primary Sources
Try these links for information. Remember if you are off campus the usernames and passwords links are on the right.
Primary Sources for U.S. History
What is a primary source?
A primary source is first hand evidence. It was there at the time of an event. It is contemporary to the period being studied. Examples of primary sources are speeches, letters, songs, legislation, court decisions, journals/diaries, interviews, artifacts, autobiographies, and photographs.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept forever.
Interested in finding information about a particular person, organization, event, or element of American history? Twelve subject categories help you explore various themes and locate the facts you're after and provides a list of topics and people and the webisodes in which you can find their stories. Or simply enter a word or phrase about the issue you are researching.
Digital Collection from LOC
These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.
Off Campus Usernames and Passwords
You will need this information to access databases when you are not on campus.