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Voting & Voting Rights: Find Articles

A guide to resources on voting including voter registration and election information. This information is non-partisan, focusing on voting rights and citizenship.

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African-American suffrage, voter registration, and voting rights have often been--and still are--studied and chronicled. Search our catalog or select from any of the below resources to find articles and studies on voting issues and related topics. As you do your research, also reflect on these questions.

ProQuest Political Science Database


Political Science Database gives users access to hundreds of leading political science, public policy, and international relations journals. Samples:

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

This resource provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. In this collection:

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ProQuest History Vault

ProQuest History Vault consists of manuscript and archival collections digitized in partnership and from a wide variety of archival institutions. In this collection:

Civil Rights Digital Library


This initiative represents one of the most ambitious and comprehensive efforts to date to deliver educational content on the Civil Rights Movement via the Web. --from the web site publisher

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The American Mosaic: The African American Experience


Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience is an online database collection on African American history and culture.

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Women and Social Movements in the United States


Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. women’s history. Samples:

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Archives Unbound


Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students. In this collection: