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Welcome to researching Modern Protest Movements
On this page, you will find general information about the Library.
On the other two pages, you will find information specifically for the in-library sessions for those dates.
Exciting News! A new History Librarian!
Mike Chee will be starting on October 17, 2022 as the new History and Political Science Librarian. His contact information will be available on this Guide on that date.
Dana Porter Library self-guided tour
"Porter" houses materials of interest to researchers in the Arts and Social Sciences. It also has wonderful work spaces. Start your tour on any floor and just explore. This is YOUR library!
Clickable floor plans
1st floor (basement)
- Special Collections and Archives (SCA)
- Microroom. Find reproductions of books, newspapers, government documents, and more that have been photographically reduced to save space. Staff can help you use the room's machine readers to view and scan this content.
- Comfy seating
2nd floor (main floor)
Dana Porter Library's Waterloo Reads: popular books, main floor
Dana Porter Library's Sims Reading Room, 3rd floor
4th and 5th floors: staff only
6th - 10th floors
- Great views, stop and take a look
- Find a floor that suits the day
Silent study: floors 7 & 8
Quiet study: floors 6 & 9
Group study: floor 10
Dana Porter Library's, 6th floor bookshelves
Students participate in a lunch counter sit-in. Farmville, Virginia, July 1963
Photo held by Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.
Find more materials relating to the activities of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Omni, the library's catalogue.
Research guides by subject
- Others of possible interest:
Get research help
Don't hesitate to contact Sandra Keys, the Librarian for this course, for research help.
Study zones in the Dana Porter Library
This Course Guide was originally created by Jane Forgay, History Librarian (retired). Our thanks to her for allowing us to use her content.