COLWRIT R4B: Music and Social Movements

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

Want to find scanned articles from major U.S. newspapers, historical newspapergoing back to the mid-19th century?  You can do this through an easy-to-use online database: ProQuest Historical Newspapers.  This database includes articles from the Chicago Defender (1905-1975), the Chicago Tribune (1849-1987), Los Angeles Times (1881-1987), the New York Times (1851-2007), the San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), the Wall Street Journal (1889-1993), and the Washington Post (1877-1994).

Trying to use Historical Newspapers from off-campus? Be sure to set up off-campus access. Use of this resource is restricted to UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff.

Historical Context

Culture Wars
Addresses the key defining issues of contemporary American society through the lens of political and social controversy.

The encyclopedia of civil rights in America
 Location Doe Reference Reference Hall E185.61 .E544 1998

American decades
Location Doe Reference Reference Hall E169.12 .A419 1994

American decades primary sources
Location Doe Reference Reference Hall E169.12 .A471977 2004

  • America: History and Life
    Indexes over 2,000 journals published worldwide on the history of the US and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes all key English-language historical journals; selected historical journals from major countries, state, and local history journals; and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Indexes over 2,000 journals, as well as historical book reviews and dissertations, published worldwide about all aspects of world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Articles covered were written from 1954 to the present
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies
    Sponsored by the American Studies Association (ASA), this encyclopedia covers a wide range of disciplines related to the history and cultures of the United States, from pre-colonial days to the present.

Music Reviews

Rolling stone
Location Newspapers & Microforms 
Call No. MICROFILM 2266 AP
Library Has 1(Nov 9, 1967)- January 3, 2013 
Location NRLF (UCB) 
Call No. MICROFILM 2266 AP
Library Has no.1-24
Down beat
Location Music  ML1 .D72
Library Has BOUND 31-32, 38(1971)-80:1-6(June 2013); later issues unbound, 
Latest Received: April 2014 v.81 no.4
Call No. MICROFILM AA781 ML
Library Has 4, 6-8, 9-12, 13-38(1971)
Down beat
Location Music  ML1 .D72
Library Has BOUND 31-32, 38(1971)-80:1-6(June 2013); later issues unbound, 
Latest Received: April 2014 v.81 no.4
Call No. MICROFILM AA781 ML
Library Has 4, 6-8, 9-12, 13-38(1971)
Billboard
Location Music  MICROFILM AA2361
Library Has Nov 1894-Aug 1957, July 1961(73)-Dec 2004(v.116) 
  • International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)
    Covers articles published since 1996. Type the musician's name, or title of the work, or other term of interest into the Keyword search box. Under Document Type, select Audio Review from the list.
  • Music Index
    Coverage: 1972-present, contains surveyed data from 850 international music periodicals from over 40 countries, with English translations from 22 languages. To find reviews, enter a term of interest (for example, a musician's name, or a genre of music, or the title of an album), and then change the dropdown menu to Reviews & Products.
  • RILM (Abstracts of Music Literature)
    Comprehensive international guide to writings about music, 1967-present. Enter your search terms and then choose the limiter Review Records.
  • RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals and Online Archive
    International annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture, found in music periodicals published in seventeen countries between approximately 1800 and 1950. Choose Advanced Search, type in search terms, and under Type choose Review.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Select All News from the Search by Content Type menu Type in the name of the book, movie, etc. in the search box. Under advanced options, select the type of review that you'd like to search. Click Apply Click Search
Last Update: March 31, 2014 14:16