1920s



Books:

While you are in the library we will have pulled a group of books for you.  The list of those books can be found on the catalog under Resource Lists, 1920s. Search the library catalog  by keyword for topics like racism, immigration, women. Then use the book index or table of contents to determine if the 1920s are covered in the book.

 

 

Databases:

  Need pictures?  Try Imagequest.  Includes many historical image collections.  You will also find MLA citation information.

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Agriculture & Agribusiness
Anthropology
Applied Sciences
Architecture
Arts & Entertainment
Biography
Biology
Biotechnology
Botany
Business & Management
Chemistry
Communication & Mass Media
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Computer Science
Construction & Building
Consumer Health
Dance
Dentistry
Diplomacy & International Relations
Drama & Theater Arts
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Ethnic & Cultural Studies
Film
Forests & Forestry
Geography & Cartography
Geology
Health & Medicine
History
Information Technology
Language & Linguistics
Law
Library & Information Science
Life Sciences
Literature & Writing
Marketing
Mathematics
Military History & Science
Mining & Mineral Resources
Music
Nursing & Allied Health
Nutrition & Dietetics
Oceanography
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Physical Therapy
Physics
Politics & Government
Power & Energy
Psychology
Public Health
Religion & Philosophy
Science
Social Sciences & Humanities
Social Work
Sociology
Sports & Leisure
Sports Medicine
Technology
Veterinary Medicine
Visual Arts
Women's Studies & Feminism
Zoology

 

               
SIRS Decades
ABC-CLIO
EBSCO History

Salem

History

Annals of American History EBSCO ebooks

Gale Virtual

Reference Library

World Book Online

Discovery

Education

Primary sources, includes multimedia. Key word search with limiters or click on decade across top and then browse topics in sidebar.

Citation information given under Source link.  Sample citation below:

"The 1920s: Harlem Renaissance." SIRS Decades. Proquest, 2012. Web. 29 Apr. 2012.

Of the 9 databases, make sure to try American History (click on Eras tab at top to browse) or Pop Culture Universe (click on Decades tab at top to browse).

MLA citations at bottom of articles.

Search by decade (e.g. "1930s") for articles or browse by clicking United States History and mining down through time periods.

MLA citations.

Reference ebooks.  Contains Decades (1930s - 1990s) multiple volume sets.  You must register to email or save.  All articles have MLA citations.
All primary source documents.  Clumsy search engine, browse by decade.  MLA citation provided.  We have the print books in the Reference Room (L2), Call number: REF 973 ANNALS. A collection of over 200,000 online books. Read online or download to your mobile device. Navigate using table of contents or index.  MLA citation provided.

This library is a collection of reference books now online. We own these titles in print and on GVRL.

American Decades  (REF 973.9 AME)      

American Decades: Primary Sources (REF 973.9 AME)

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century American (REF 306 BOW) 

Social History of the United States  (REF 306 SOC) 
Good if you are looking for a specific topic/person e.g. Henry Ford or Vietnam War.  Difficult to search by decades.  Many pictures, maps, charts and primary sources.  MLA citations.

Excellent source for primary source photographs,

complete with MLA citations. 

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Internet Resources:

Need some evaluated web resources try Sweet Search, if you don't find what you want they have a option to google as well.

 

Recommended Websites:

 

 

 

 

 
 

Dancers doing the Charleston in the 1920s. IRC,  2005 . Image.
Discovery Education. Web. 10 February 2015.

from E Pluribus Unum Project

"Al Jolson: The Jazz Singer." America in the Twenties. E Pluribus Unum Project, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2015.

from  PBS - Jazz - A Film By Ken Burns: Biographies

  "Jazz Biographies." Jazz - A Film by Ken Burns. PBS, 2015. Web. 10 Jan. 2015.

from Authentic History Center: '20s Culture in Music

"Drifting Song." '20s Culture in Music. The Authentic History Center, 2 Dec. 2014. Web. 10 Jan. 2015.