In this class, you will conduct a research project that analyzes key aspects of the rock scene circa 1967...from different rock groups to the drug scene, the Haight Ashbury, the influence of Woodstock, the Fillmore concerts, hippies, communes, funky clothing, and other aspects of popular culture that sprung from it. Your instructor has directed you to use library sources to support your findings and arguments, and this Research Guide will help direct you to those sources.
Books to Check Out
Perhaps the best way to find books on this topic is view them in lists by subject. Browse the books categorized under the following subject headings:
Sometimes the list of books under a particular subject heading is so long that you may want to "limit" the hits by keyword. For the subjects below, click on the "Limit/Sort" button and then specify that you want the word "Sixties" as a word in the title.
Occasionally you may get too few hits. If this happens, expand your search to include all MERLIN libraries (simply change the drop-down box), or click on the "MOBIUS" button to expand your search to about 70 additional libraries in the state of Missouri. Books from libraries in the MOBIUS network can all be requested by clicking the "Request" button.
If you browse in MOBIUS, you may find great subject headings we don't happen to have in MERLIN, like this one:
The following books may not be checked out, but they are always here for you to see.
You can use a primary source index like...
Or you can use an eletronic database, such as:
Also try out the "Advanced Search" feature in which you can select a decade and then choose keywords like "San Francisco and music."
Cite your Sources
If you use articles you obtained in full-text version directly from a library database, the citation protocol will be different than if you had found the article in paper copy in the library.