American Studies


Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks

Use encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference resources for overview articles, quick facts, and definitions.

  1. Oxford Bibliographies Online
  2. American National Biography Online
  3. African American Biographical Database (AABD)
  4. National Atlas of the United States
  5. Encyclopedia Of North American Indians
  6. North American Indian Thought and Culture
  7. The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style
  8. The Oxford companion to United States history
  9. Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics
  10. The Oxford Guide to the United States Government
  11. Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History
  12. Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War
  13. The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military
  14. The Oxford companion to American military history
  15. The Oxford companion to American law
  16. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
  17. The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions
  18. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
  19. The Oxford companion to American literature
  20. The Oxford companion to American theatre
  21. Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
  22. American Men & Women of Science
  23. Country Report (EIU)
  24. Country Profile (EIU)
  25. Europa World Plus
  26. Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS) Millennial Edition Online
  27. NCCS Data Web
  28. World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online
  29. Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue ( NSTC )
  30. Documenting the American South

More encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks

  1. African-American architects a biographical dictionary, 1865-1945 /
  2. American Film Institute Catalog AFI
  3. American Memory
  4. The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature
  5. Dictionary of American Family Names
  6. Encyclopedia of African American history 1896 to the present
  7. Encyclopedia of African American history, 1619-1895
  8. Encyclopedia of African American Religions
  9. Encyclopedia of American folk art
  10. Encyclopedia of American prisons
  11. Encyclopedia of American Religions
  12. Encyclopedia of contemporary American culture
  13. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance / Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman, editors.
  14. Encyclopedia of U.S. campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior
  15. A financial history of the United States
  16. Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery and America
  17. The Italian American experience an encyclopedia /
  18. New Oxford American Dictionary
  19. The North American Muslim Resource Guide: Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada
  20. Organizing Black America an encyclopedia of African American associations /
  21. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
  22. Religion and American Law: An Encyclopedia
  23. The value of a dollar colonial era to the Civil War, 1600-1865
  24. The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2004
  25. Women during the Civil War an encyclopedia /
  26. World War II in the Pacific an encyclopedia /

Research guides

Primary sources

  1. Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639 - 1800
  2. Early American Imprints, Series II : Shaw - Shoemaker , 1801- 1819
  3. Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
  4. American Founding Era
  5. Rotunda
  6. Sources in U.S. History Online: The American Revolution
  7. Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War
  8. Sources in U.S. History Online: Slavery in America
  9. Early American Newspapers, Series 1 - 7, 1690-1922
  10. African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
  11. African American Periodicals 1825-1995
  12. United States Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980
  13. United States Congressional Serial Set
  14. Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
  15. Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
  16. Digital National Security Archive
  17. American Film Scripts Online ( AFSO )
  18. North American Theatre Online
  19. Asian American Drama
  20. Black Drama - 1850 to Present
  21. North American Women's Drama
  22. Black Short Fiction and Folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora
  23. North American Women's Letters and Diaries
  24. Everyday Life and Women in America, c1800-1920
  25. Black Thought and Culture
  26. Early Encounters in North America ( EENA )
  27. Latino Literature
  28. Jewish Life in America, c.1654-1954
  29. Literature Online
  30. Twentieth Century North American Drama
  31. North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
  32. Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Scholar's Edition
  33. Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)
  34. African American Communities

More primary sources

  1. The American West, Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection
  2. Civil Rights in America
  3. Colonial America: Early Settlement, Expansion and Rivalries
  4. Colonial America: Towards Revolution
  5. Frontier life: borderlands, settlement & colonial encounters
  6. North American Indian Drama
  7. ProQuest Indian claims insight
  8. The Adams Papers Digital Edition
  9. The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
  10. The Dolley Madison Digital Edition
  11. The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
  12. The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition
  13. The Papers of James Madison Digital Edition
  14. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition