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American Studies

Use this guide to find books, articles, databases, and other resources for research in American Studies.

Quick Tips & Shortcuts for Database Searching

Quick Tips & Shortcuts for Database Searching

This short video on database searching explains how to use the various features available in research databases to do research more quickly and effectively. Database features highlighted in this video include: using the "Peer Reviewed" and "Full Text" limiters, Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT), the cite feature, and more.


A database is the place to begin searching for articles in scholarly journals. You can select databases by subject, then find the appropriate database to begin finding articles about your topic. 

General Databases

Google Scholar Search

Subject-Specific Databases

Newspaper Databases

Image Databases


Academic journals are subject-specific and may focus on specific topics within a broader discipline.