Research project for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
Last Updated: Sep 4, 2013
This guide is designed to help you locate and use trustworthy sources regarding the March on Washington. The homepage walks you through searching the UIUC catalog and online databases, while the "Web Resources" tab links to useful -- and often searchable -- websites on the topic. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance from Ms. Morford or Ms. Harris and Ms. Atkinson in the library.
Documenting your sources is a must for credible research. NoodleBib allows you to plug in the information for a book, article (print or online), or image to generate a citation in the desired style, such as APA or MLA.
Here is how to find books at Uni using the UIUC Online Catalog.
1. First do a search in the UIUC Online Catalog.
2. Once you have your search results, use the sidebar on the right side to limit your search results by LOCATION.
3. Write down the call number and search the stacks at Uni for your book!
- Mas Ultra
Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.
With newspaper articles from present day to 1980, Lexis Nexis is an excellent source to monitor current and historical discussions about MOW.
- AP MultiMedia
This site offers images and other recordings of events in the news.
- Access World News
This database contains news stories dating back to 1980. Be sure to use quotations around your search terms (eg, "March on Washington") for best results.
- Historic New York Times
This database provides New York Times articles dating back to 1850. After you search "March on Washington," try narrowing down your results by year using the tools in the column on the right-hand side of the page.
- Historic Washington Post
Washington Post articles dating back to the 1870s. Use the purple timeline on the right-hand side of the page to narrow your results by year.
- Historic Baltimore Sun
This historically Southern newspaper might provide a different perspective. For best results, search "March on Washington for jobs and freedom."