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POL3620: Social Movements and Political Change: Library Catalogs

Catalog Search Terms

When searching in library catalogs for materials related to social movements, there are a number of terms you can use that address different aspects of the broader subject. Using any one of the following in combination with other subject terms like "United States," "History," and "20th century" can usually yield good results:

Civil Rights
Civil rights movements
Environmental justice
Environmental protection
Gay activists
Gay liberation movement
Gay rights
Gay-straight alliances
Green movement
Immigrants - Political activity
Labor movement
Left-wing extremists
Minorities - Political activity
New Left
Political activists
Political participation
Political persecution
Poor - Political activity
Protest movements
Right-wing extremists
Sexual minorities
Social action
Social movements
Social change
Social justice
Student movements
Students - Political activity
Tea Party movement
Tea Party Patriots
Welfare rights movement
White supremacy movements
Wise Use movement
Women in the labor movement
Women's rights
Working class
Youth - Political activity
Youth movements

Library Catalogs

Cheng Library Catalog
Contents of the Cheng Library's collection.

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Huge union catalog of libraries in the U.S. and other countries; over 100 million records.

Subject Guide

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