This online encyclopedia is a great place to start your research. Use the timeline on the homepage (pictured below) to navigate through each decade.
There are also several helpful print books in the library's collection. These have been set aside specifically for this project, and can be found on the grey reserve cart in front of Ms. Forfa's desk.
This database has dedicated topic pages for each decade - click "Browse Topics" in the top left corner on the home page.
Use this database to dive deeper into a specific event, concept, or figure from your chosen decade.
The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) contains dozens of reference books in electronic format. Below are direct links for two titles that will be particularly helpful for this project. You can also click the GVRL icon to search the entire collection.