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Student Activism: History

Types of sources

What are some of the best types of primary and secondary sources for researching local activism 50 years ago? Here are a few to get started:

  • Newspapers
  • Newsletters
  • Meeting minutes
  • Oral history interviews
  • Film documentaries
  • Books
  • Journal articles
  • Dissertations
  • Photographs 
  • Maps

Getting Started with Newspaper Databases

To use the Skyline College newspaper databases below, use the links below and log in the same way you would sign on to Canvas.


Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.



Current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications.