American studies is an interdisciplinary field that views the American experience through the study of history, literature, and the arts. Drawing on faculty members from various departments who are versed in the theories and methods of literary criticism, historiography, anthropology, folklore, musicology, art history, and ethnic and gender studies, the Brooklyn College American studies program explores the history and culture of the United States through the lenses of a variety of disciplines.
This guide features helpful resources for students doing research on topics in American Studies at Brooklyn College. In addition to important databases, journals, and books, this guide includes information and advice on research practices. For further help, visit the Brooklyn College Library or contact the American Studies librarian directly.
This handout for students serves as an easy, step-by-step overview of how to get started doing research using the Brooklyn College Library's resources. You can use it on its own, or supplement it with the additional content provided via this guide.
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