This research guide introduces selected academic publications related to social movements and the sixties. Use the menu on the left to navigate and feel free to contact me if you have questions. Use the book now button on the right to schedule a meeting with me.

Encyclopedias, Companions, and Handbooks

The Library has a large collection of subject-specific encyclopedias, handbooks, and companions with exhaustive and well-researched articles written by subject experts. These essays are great introductions to the historiography of a topic and helpful in defining and focusing it. Look out for recommended secondary and primary sources.

Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)  Tutorial
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies and expert commentary on current scholarship in selected disciplines.

Oxford Handbooks Online (Oxford University Press)
Each handbook introduces and surveys the state of scholarship in a field of study through review articles written by leading subject specialists. Articles review key issues and debates and set the agenda for new research.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias (Oxford University Press)
Offers peer-reviewed topical introductions and literature reviews written by well-regarded authorities. Available in selected subject areas. New topics are regularly added.

International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present
Covers 500 years of revolts and revolutions. Includes essays about the civil rights movement, the American Indian Movement and the opposition to the Vietnam War among others.

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements
Examines every significant social movement in American history through the early twenty-first century.

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements
The second edition of the Companion presents current research on social movements in all its diversity.

Books and Book Chapters

Much of the scholarly literature in the field is published in books which are often referred to as monographs. Find books in the Library’s collection with a Books & Media search. For a more comprehensive review of the literature consult WorldCat and use the integrated Borrow from other libraries feature to request books which are not locally available.

Falvey Library Catalog (Books & Media)
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.

JSTOR
Provides access to a selection of academic books and journals. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.

Academic Journals

The Library subscribes to a wide range of history journals including The Sixties and The Journal of Popular Culture. Use the Journal & Article Finder or the Articles & more search options on the Library’s website to look up known references. Request articles from journals that are not part of the Library's collections through interlibrary loan. The journal databases listed here index the contents of most if not all history journals and are by far the best tools to discover articles published in these journals.

America: History and Life (EBSCO)
Indexes the literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes citations for journal and magazine articles, book reviews, and dissertations. Abstracts of journal articles are included together with selected full-text. Indexing goes back to 1964.

The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture
Rooted in historical study, The Sixties includes research on counterculture, politics, education, literature, film, music, the visuals arts and new media. Includes special issues on JFK, and on the sixties in Northern Ireland and West Germany.

CQ Researcher (CQ Press)
Features in-depth reports of political and social issues, including health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Reports include overview, background, current situation, pro/con views, chronology, and a bibliography. The issue tracker links to related reports. Coverage goes back to 1923.

JSTOR
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.

Articles & More Search
This page enables you to search millions of full text articles and other electronic resources available through the Falvey Memorial Library. While it doesn't provide access to everything the library has to offer, it is an excellent starting point for your searches.

Primary Sources

Discover primary sources through the Books & Media search option on the Library’s website. The Library’s collections include numerous published primary source collections. Author and subject searches are particularly helpful. Use WorldCat to expand your search and ask for assistance if needed. Consult the Newspapers & Magazines and/or the Primary Sources research guides for further details.

Falvey Library Catalog (Books & Media)
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.

Newspapers & Magazines Research Guide
Introduces tools and strategies for working with historical and current newspapers and magazines. Includes an A-Z list of newspaper & magazine archives.

Primary Sources Research Guide
Offers overview of primary sources collections and strategies for research.

Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975: Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest (Adam Matthew Digital)
Documents American and British popular culture with digital copies of advertisements, catalogs, clippings, fanzines, memorabilia, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs, posters, books, and video clips, to name just a few of the types of sources included in this collection. Sources are assigned to one or more of 21 thematic areas which cover all aspects of popular culture from 1950 to 1975 among them the Vietnam War, civil rights and race relations, student activism, mass media, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, ecology and the environment, music, and fashion. Essays by expert in the field provide context together with a dictionary which introduces people and concepts. Sourced from a wide range of US and UK libraries and archives, this visually rich collection can be explored by type, theme, and holding archive. Pdf files are available for all collection objects.