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American Studies: Getting Started

Reference Resources

A great way to start doing research on a new topic is by getting an overview or in-depth background information.  One of the (many) great things about reference works (tertiary sources) in American Studies is that they are written by scholars in the field and often include references to relevant secondary (and primary) sources. Print reference sources are located in the Reference section, on the 1st Floor of the Library. 

Recommended Reference Books for Background Information

The Library has hundreds of reference books that provide authoritative background information on topics in American Studies.  Here is a sampling: