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The following databases will help you find materials related to the different facets of your assignment. For general searching, use the Main Library search located at https://www.lib.msu.edu OR the following search box:
Background Information and Historical Context
General Sources / Social Context
Historical Newspapers & Periodicals
Advertising Collections on the Web
Images for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.
A digital collection of thousands of vintage television commercialsfrom the 1950s to the 1980s.
Ads of the World
Source for current ads - a free online "advertising archive and community showcasing campaigns from around the world."
The Advertising Archives
Sorted by decade/time period. Includes advertisements for mostly British and American old adverts, nostalgic illustrations, classic posters and vintage magazines from around the 1900's to current.
Includes over 1,000,000 vintage ads spanning the 20th century.
Ethics and Equity / Controversies
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints This link opens in a new window
Editorials, viewpoints, and articles on current controversies
Political Science Complete This link opens in a new window
Left Index This link opens in a new window
Emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Other topics covered include the labor movement, ecology & environment, race & ethnicity, social & cultural theory, sociology, art & aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law and globalization.