Research sources and tips for students of American Studies
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014
- Reference Universe
Search the indexes of Gould Library's print and online reference books.
- Credo Reference
General reference and resource discovery tool that provides access to hundreds of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical information, images, bibliographies, and links to journal articles, books, and online sources.
- Academic Search Premier
Indexes all the major journals written by and for Americanists, most of which are available in full text.
- ProQuest Research Library
Access to thousands of newspapers, popular magazines, and trade publications, as well as scholarly journals important to American Studies. Much of this is available in full text.
- Periodicals Archive Online
Older issues are indexed here as far back as the 1800s. For example, the Journal of American Studies is indexed all the way back to 1956 (its first issue).
- Project Muse
This journal collection (which pairs well with JSTOR) contains recent issues of many of the most influential American Studies journals. (For older issues, see JSTOR.)
This journal collection (which pairs well with Project Muse) contains the full issues of many of the most influential American Studies journals. Most journals are included from their first issue until 5 years ago. (For recent issues, see Project Muse.)
- American Studies Web
(You may have to get and confirm a web "certificate" before using this site)
Sponsored by the American Studies Association Crossroads Project, this incredibly rich site provides access to thousands of evaluated and selected web resources in American Studies. The sites are arranged topically, so you begin with a broad subject and then narrow it down to something very specific.
For books and articles from our library...
If you see results that are on or even close to your topic, click the "See All Results" link near the top of the result list and you'll find many more options for refining your search.
Search using just a few important words at a time for best results.
More information on how to use Bridge2
For books at other libraries...