Welcome to the research guide for FYS 100: American Democracy in Five Novels. The resources below are designed to help you locate information about the context of historical events that influenced or were influenced by the novels that you read in this course. Still have questions? Ask a Librarian!
Search Tip: Keep your search simple. These resources provide factual information, rather than analysis. Use them to gather information such as names, dates, key phrases, and other ideas that may help as you search.
Search Tip: Use the date limiter to narrow your search to the time of the event. When choosing keywords to search, consider how the event would have been described by a writer/reporter at the time. How might the words used in an African American newspaper differ from those in a white newspaper (like the NY Times)?