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This guide will serve as a starting point for research on the legal controversies of African Americans and Civil rights.

It contains information on selected resources from the W&M Libraries print and electronic collections

If you are still having problems finding information, please make a research appointment.

Swem Catalog Search

Use the library catalog to search for books.

Sample Basic Searches:

Title Enter title without beginning "A", "An", "The"
Author Enter last name, then first (e.g. Einstein, Albert)

Good for starting a search for books on a topic; then use subject headings on relevant records to find more.

Subject Tricky! Need to know Library of Congress subject headings.

Not finding what you need in Swem? Please look at WorldCat which contains books from libraries all over the world.

Interesting Videos

The March @50 is a series by filmmaker Shukree Tilghman that takes a contemporary look at the legacy of the March and delivery of its promises. For additional PBS prgramming relating to the anniversary of the March, go to the PBS Video site and search for March @50.

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.


Subject Guide

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