Researching School Segregation
This page is intended as a guide to getting started with legal and historical research. For more assistance, contact a librarian.
Faculty interested in bringing classes to the library for instruction on how to conduct research should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information about the Library’s instruction program.
- Type only those terms that describe your topic in the search box.
- Do not type an entire sentence into a search box.
- Search by synonyms, or other words or phrases, that describe your topic. Terms that we use today were not commonly used in the early 20th century.
- Combine your terms using AND, OR, NOT
Useful Search Terms
Sample Search Strategies
Busing and Los Angeles and legislation
Segregation and (Indians or Native Americans)
Education and segregation and California
Segregation and education not brown
Due to high demand, many of our books on Brown v. Board of Education and other school segregation cases are available for library use only in the Brown v. Board reading area.
To find more books, sound & video recordings, and other materials about school segregation, search one of the Catalogs below:
Roger: Find books and other materials at the UCSD Libraries.
Melvyl: Find and request books from other UC Libraries.
Circuit: Find and request books from other San Diego research libraries.
Library catalog search tips:
Try a subject search using one of the Subject headings below:
Segregation in Schools
Segregation -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History
Segregation in education – California
School integration -- United States
Minorities -- Education -- United States
Multicultural education -- United States
If you don’t know the exact subject heading for your topic, try a keyword search and enter the terms that best describe your topic. Once you find a book that matches your topic, look at the full record to see what subject headings are used.
Los Angeles Times (Historical)
1881-1953: [UCSD Only]
Search and view complete text and images of the Los Angeles Times from 1881 - 1953.
Los Angeles Times 1985-present:
Search and view the full text of the Los Angeles Times from 1985 to present
New York Times (Historical) 1851-1999:
Search and view complete text and images of the New York Times from 1851 to 1999.
New York Times (Current) 1999-present:
Search and view the full text of the New York Times from 1999 to present.
America's Newspapers: [UCSD Only]
Find newspaper articles published within the past 10 years. Search and view the full text of more than 250 U.S. newspapers (45 in California).
America: History & Life: [UCSD
Find journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations on all periods of U.S. and Canadian history. Click on the UC-eLinks button to locate the article or book.
Expanded Academic ASAP: [UCSD Only]
Find scholarly journals, general interest magazines, and newspaper articles on all subject areas - many with full text and images. If the full text of an article is not available, click on the UC-eLinks button to locate the article in print or electronically.
JSTOR: [UCSD Only]
Search the full text of more than 400 scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.
LexisNexis Academic: [UCSD Only]
Click on Legal Research to search the full text of law reviews (journals) published by law schools across the nation.
Reader's Guide Retrospective: [UCSD
Identify general-interest U.S. magazine articles published between 1890-1982. Click on the UC-eLinks button to find the magazine article at UCSD or to request it from another UC library.
LexisNexis Academic: [UCSD Only]
Click on Legal Research to find Federal and State court cases and U.S. legislation.
LexisNexis Congressional: [UCSD
Find U.S. legislative information, including bills and pending legislation, legislative history, hearings, testimony, reports, documents, Congressional Record, public laws, etc.
Supreme Court Decisions,
A searchable database of the Supreme Court decisions since 1893.
50th Anniversary Bibliography - Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Brown @ 50 - Fulfilling the Promise - Howard University Law School
Brown v. Board of Education - NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Brown v. Board of Education: 50 Years Later - Bank Street Library
Brown v. Board of Education: Commemoration 1954-2004 - University of Michigan
Digital Archive Brown v. Board of Education - University of Michigan Library