Research sources and tips for students of American Studies
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2012
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- By Americanists, For Americanists
Studies is interdisciplinary by nature, but there are core resources
that are intended specifically for American Studies scholars.
- History and Culture
Sources geared toward those tackling historical or cultural research.
- News and Opinion
What was important to general populace then? Now?
- Demographics and Statistics
The right number can sometimes paint a contextual picture worth a thousand words.
- Finding Primary Sources
creatures, pointers toward primary sources and the the sources
themselves can be found in a number of places. Here are some good
starting points, with tips for finding more.
- Tips and Tricks
aren't everything. Here are some ideas about finding them efficiently
and evaluating them effectively. Includes information about finding the
full text if all you have is a citation.
- Keeping Track
nothing worse than typing a paper and realizing you lost that slip of
paper where you'd written down a key citation. You never have to do
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