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American Studies

This guide will help you find resources in American Studies.

Introduction

Painting of the Founding Fathers listening to the draft of the Declaration of Independence.

This guide includes major databases to help you find what you need.
Use the tabs to find background, articles, books, primary sources, etc.

A quick note about three of the categories:

  • Background Information includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical sources, statistics & data, and other kinds of information that will give you an overview or context.
  • Primary Sources includes links to digital primary source collections.  These collections contain digital newspapers, magazines, books, maps, or other materials created by participants or observers at the time.
  • Class guides will lead you to library guides created specifically for this subject.

Painting of the Founding Fathers listening to the draft of the Declaration of Independence. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Research Help

Pamela Skinner
Contact:
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