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American Studies: Home

This guide highlights core print and electronic Library resources in the area of American Studies and it links to relevant web resources. Use this guide as your starting point, come to the library or Ask a Librarian for more resources and further help.

Welcome To American Studies Library Guide




This guide is intended to help you find:

  • Resources for the study of American History, Culture and Society, Government and Politics.  
  • Encyclopedias, books, journal articles, news sources and other. 
  • E-resources, print resources, and trustworthy Internet sites and resources.

Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of the guide.

Getting Started

Step 1: Identify and Develop your Topic
            Decide on the topic you would like to study. Try to answer the what, why, who, where and when 
            questions in relation to your topic. 

Step 2: Find Background Information in Reference Sources

Step 3: Find out what has already been written on your topic in Books and Articles

Step 4: Consider other types of materials that might support your research
For more thorough research, go beyond books and articles to identify information in other formats, 
            such as, newspapers, biographiesgovernment documents, primary sources
theses, and more.

Step 5: Cite your sources correctly



Reference and Instruction Librarians help you search and find information using library and internet resources.
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