You can use your computer to get keywords for your research question. Here is one from Notre Dame. I have also attached a frame by frame explanation to this.
From the Card Catalog
by Stuart A. Kallen (Editor)
Counterculture thrived during the turbulent sixties as America's youth began exploring personal expression and cultivating political change. The compilation of eyewitness accounts examines the counterculture movement's beginnings in the early sixties, war protesters, hippies and the psychedelic revolution, guerilla politics and the rise of black power.
Daily Life in the United States, 1940-1959
by Eugenia Kaledin
Examine the everyday lives of ordinary Americans from the 1940s and 1950s and discover how very different the two decades were. World War II affected Americans and the way they behaved, not only in the 1940s, but also in the years that followed when the depression that preceded the war was replaced with an economic boom. Explore how women's roles and lives changed during these two very distinct decades, how politics and political decisions impacted all walks of life, and what the advent of growing technology, much of it developed during the war, meant to the general population.
Daily Life in the United States, 1960-1990
by Myron A. Marty
The volatility of the civil rights movement; the impact of the baby boom generation; the influences of television, advertising, and other media; the emergence of environmental and consumer-protection movements; and the effects the Vietnam War and Watergate had on the American public are just a few of the issues examined and outlined in this text.
Discovery service ( will search all library holdings)
This link is for a listing of Library database passwords for home access. Please note you will need to supply your Carroll email and password in order to see the guide. It is the same one that I gave you in class.
Below is one of the sceencasts available from Noodletools, if you don't remember how to do something try this page and look for the screen casts. Noodletools Libguides page