Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Database of the Week

The Sixties in America (Salem Press)
Library Database - Free for SWC students and staff

So much happened during the 1960’s in America! Southwestern College currently subscribes to a database of articles dedicated to topics and people during that decade.

Perhaps the movie Selma has made you want to learn more about The March on Selma, Martin Luther King, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Articles on all of these topics are available in this database, as well as many more!

Just browsing through the titles in this database is fascinating! Did you realize Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique was published in 1963? It is credited by some to have launched the modern feminist movement. In Cold Blood, a book about a famous murder, was published by Truman Capote in 1966 (Philip Seymour Hoffman played Capote in the 2005 film with the same name). The film Easy Rider, published in 1969, is said by the article to “…capture the spirit of the 1960’s”. [Internet Movie Database] recently listed Easy Rider as one of the ‘twenty five most influential movies’ in the history of cinema.

Take a look at this database; you won’t be disappointed. All of the information in this library database is freely-accessible to SWC students and staff.

Review by Ann Willard, SWC Librarian

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