Researching the '60s
IU Library Resources
Popular Culture
Film & Documentaries
Ground floor
World as Place
2nd floor
IU in 1968
4th floor
Social Movements
5th floor
Student Movements
6th floor
7th floor
8th floor
Dissent in Europe
9th floor
10th floor
Drug Culture
11th floor

Resource Guides:



Researching the '60s

The following resources available at Indiana University Libraries can help you learn more about 1968. Be sure to check out the resource guides for each display for even more! If you need help finding any materials in the library, ask a librarian.




America: History & Life
America: History and Life covers the history of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present. It indexes about 2,000 journals, and in addition to the principle English language sources in the field, it includes some (about 10%) in other languages, as well as some state and local history journals. All aspects of historical inquiry are represented: diplomatic, ecclesiastical, agricultural, cultural, economic, political, military and others. The index also provides citations to book and media reviews from about 100 journals and references to abstracts of dissertations in the field. All abstracts are in English.

British Humanities Index
The BHI provides and index and abstracts of periodical literature from humanities journals, magazines, and newspapers published in the UK. The database is updated monthly, and topics include a broad range of humanities and arts. Links to fulltext are offered for some entries.

Historical Abstracts
Historical Abstracts covers modern world history (excluding the United States and Canada which are covered in America: History and Life) from 1450 to the present. It currently indexes about 2,000 journals, with indexing also for some books and dissertations. Most of the article citations include abstracts of 75-100 words.

Periodicals Archive Online
Periodicals Archive Online covers all topics generally included in the humanities and social sciences. It is international in scope, and includes more than 60 non-English journal titles, with new titles continually added.

Readers Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982

Women and Social Movements
This Worldwide Web site is intended to serve as a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the website seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities and colleges.

Newspaper Coverage:

Los Angeles Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers)

Washington Post (Proquest Historical Newspapers)


Biography Resource Center

Biography and Genealogy Master Index


AP Photo Archive

Opinion Polls:

Gallup Brain