Some databases that are good for history research are:
1960s-era journals on the lower level of the library:
US News and World Report
Political Science Quarterly
Public Opinion Quarterly
Western Political Quarterly
Most databases will allow you to specify the publication date of an article. Use the date boxes to retrieve articles or items published in the 1960s:
Use the Publication Type and Document Type menus to specify a particular kind of item, such as a diary, letter, or newspaper article. The above example is from the database America: History and Life, but most databases will have similar menus below the search boxes.
One way to find journal articles written in the 1960s is to use the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (RGPL). The RGPL is a print index; it does the same thing an online database does for articles published before the rise of the Internet. Copies of the RGPL can be found on the main level of the library, on the shelves behind the last bank of computers. The volumes are green.
To use the RGPL, find the volume that contains the date you're interested in, then search through it for a term or name, like you would search a dictionary. An example page from the RGPL is below:
Entries in the RGPL include the article title, the journal title, the volume number, the issue number, and page numbers. Often, the journal title is abbreviated: in the above example Negro Hist Bul is Negro Historical Bulletin and Chr Today is Christianity Today.
Once you have the article information, check the lower level of the library for the journal.