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Controversies in U.S. History: Group Project Sources
This LibGuide supports Prof. Adrienne Petty's hybrid summer course "Controversies in U.S. History," which will cover the U.S. Civil War, 9/11 memorials, historical feature films, and the Occupy and Black Lives Matter movements.
The links on the right include freely available websites and fee-based databases available to you as a CCNY student. The articles, photographs and reports you'll find inside emanate from a variety of sources. Compare the results you get in each of these and consider:
What voices predominate?
How is my topic covered? Is the information balanced?
How well is my topic covered?
How do these sources complement each other?
What news sources, including other people, do you regularly use to complement your knowledge? How does this compare with the other students in your group?
How to Use Storify
If you are using a lot of social media in your exhibits, consider using Storify as a curate tool. The tutorial below shows you how.
When you are off-campus, any fee-based databases below will prompt you to enter your Citymail username and password in order to proceed.
The most extensive online collection of copyright-realeased multimedia material available. It contains The Associated Press' current year's photo library and a wide selection of images from their vast negative and print library, dating from the 1840s. Today, the Multimedia Archive contains over 750,000 photos, many audio clips, and continues to grow daily as hundreds of new photos are added to the Archive.
This resource is limited to five simultaneous CCNY users.
In-depth reports (averaging 12,000 words) on topics in the public arena, i.e., current affairs, the economy, social trends, international relations, criminal justice, education, the environment, government and politics. It is suitable for all levels of researchers.
Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) full text database of ethnic and minority newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals published in the US, including magazines on business, child rearing, and ethnic history. Currently over 270 publications are included. The focus of the database is news, social issues, culture, and related issues. It is appropriate for persons at all academic levels.
This resource is limited to 95 simultaneous CUNY users.
Google Scholar searches the Web for articles, books, and other scholarly materials in many different disciplines. Most searches return an assortment of citations, abstracts, and links to full text. To link Google Scholar to the City College Library's full text offerings, click 'Scholar Preferences,' type 'City College,' and click 'Find Library.' Then check the box next to 'City College - Find fulltext at CCNY.'
For access to New York Times Digital, full access to the NYTimes.com page and the NY Times smart phone app simply register with your CCNY Email address.
Be sure to create a NYTimes.com account using your City College email address. You can enter a new password, or use your existing email password if you prefer.
Select the emails you'd like to receive from the NY Times, then click "Create My Account." On the Welcome page, click "Continue" and select "Check your email." Look for a "Confirm your email" message from the NY Times in your City College email account (it should arrive within 15 minutes). Click on the link to confirmation email.
If you have any questions please contact Sean O'Heir at email@example.com,