Civil Rights

Catalog:  (CCHS Library>Catalog)

  • Print books – reference and non-fiction
  • Use the 'Material Type" box on the left side of the page to limit books to reference or ebooks only: Click on: 'Online book'  or 'Reference Collection' and 'Include'.   Note: not all eBooks are listed in the catalog.  If they are in the catalog, their call number will have "online" before the number.  

  • Reference Collection:  Consult specialized encyclopedias for your topic.  
  • Non-fiction books:  Brainstorm possible keywords and search the catalog. Browse the shelves in the non-fiction (stacks) area.  


  • REF 305.8 Enc              Encyclopedia of Race & Racism
  • REF 347.07 Gre            Great American Trials
  • ONLINE 342.085 Has    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Online)
  • 323.1196 Wil                   Civil Rights Movement
  • 345.761 ARE               The trial of the Scottsboro boys
Use the catalog to search for ebooks or search for topics by eBook publishers:

CCHS library > Databases & eBooks> eBook collections

 Databases (CCHS Library > Databases & eBooks)

  • American Government  (ABC-CLIO)
  • American History (ABC-CLIO)
  • U.S. History in Context (Gale)
  • Salem History

Click here for the Civil Rights Website Evaluation Activity  

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.
Library of Congress 
Civil Rights Memorial, Montgomery, Ala.
Library of Congress