English 110 - C. Oropeza - Researching Subcultures

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Students will find suggested sources for their class research on Subcultures

Your search can include books, periodical articles, online databases, and credible Internet resources. The following sources are recommended for student research.

  • Class: English 110
  • Instructor(s): Clara Oropeza
  • Topic: Subcultures

Reference Sources - Print

Reference Books are a good place to begin your research. You can take notes or pages can be photocopied at ten cents a page. Examples of reference books related to this topic are listed below. These resources are available in the Luria Library Reference section.

  • Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Twenty-first Century R 301.45196 L917e 2003
  • American Countercultures R 306.1 M678a
  • Day by Day: the Sixties R 909.821
  • Dictionary of American History R 973.03 A194d
  • African American Encyclopedia R 973.0496 W725a 2001
  • The 1960's Counterculture in America R 973.923 H219a

Reference Sources - Electronic

These resources are available online and may require your Pipeline account information.


Search the Library Catalog for books on topics relevant to your research such as the examples shown here:

You can limit your search just to eBooks at this link.


Journal and magazine articles usually provide the most current information on a topic. Journal articles are more scholarly while magazine articles tend to be shorter and more general. Newspaper articles are the most current of the three periodical sources and another good source of information.

To find articles on your topic, use one of the online databases listed below. These databases usually provide full-text articles. Search in these databases by using subject headings, keywords and names of companies or individuals.

To access databases from off campus you will need to log-in with your pipeline account number and password.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a free service for students. Students can request copies of articles or borrow books from another library. Students are advised to request loans early in the research process as loans can take three to ten days.

Interlibrary Loan


The Internet can be a valuable source for supplementing the information you have gathered from books and periodicals. It is important that you evaluate the information you get from the Internet to determine if it is credible, documented and useful to your research.

General Subject Directories:

The following internet sites included here have been reviewed by a librarian and/or your instructor:

Selected Sites for SNCC:

Selected Sites for Hippies:

Selected Sites for Rastafarians:

Two useful sites for evaluating information found on the Internet are listed below.

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