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HY 300 From Bebop to Hip-Hop: Home

Politics, youth culture, and music


About this Guide
This subject guide is designed to introduce you to some library resources available for your research for your class "From Bebop to Hip-Hop." Click on the tabs above for links to pages with tips on finding books, articles, sound recordings, videos, and other materials. 

A few online resources
Here are a few electronic databases to get you started:

Academic Search Premier is a large general database providing the full text of articles from many journals and magazines of all types, from scholarly to popular.

Black Studies Center includes the full text of many types of material, including scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers offering essays, readings, and timelines that illuminate black experience.

Rock's Backpages is a database of rock journalism, including more than 17,000 articles and reviews, all of which are searchable by artist, genre, writer, or keyword.  Also included are more than 100 interviews with rock musicians.  

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974 is a database of primary source material documenting the history, culture, and politics of the 1960s and early 1970s. Included are diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.