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CCM 482: Voices of Dissent and Social Change: Adam Matthews Databases

Working within the Databases

When searching within the databases, keywords and names are the most useful basic search terms. If specific dates, places, or copyrights are known, Advanced Search options would be more useful for sorting the search results. 

  • For Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice, the search tab is on the top of the screen:


  • For Race Relations in America, the search tab is in the middle of the home screen: 


In order to export a document, an image or illustration, by clicking on the link to the primary source, the databases should come up with a list of information about the source. Within this information there should be a icon on the page with a PDF symbol or "download document" tab. Listed below are some examples as to what these icons might look like. 

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Example 3


This function may not be available on all databases or for all documents. 

  1. When opening a document, double click the document image to open the full screen viewer. 
  2. Click on the "Transcript" Tab. 
  3. The Transcript will open a version of the document which is strictly text. This is sometimes preferable as older documents can be hard to read. 


Adam Matthews Databases

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