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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


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.