This guide identifies electronic, print, audio, and video resources at Princeton that will assist you with research on a topic in American Studies. Emphasis is on databases that identify primary and secondary sources.The latter include scholarly, popular, and journalistic responses to the events, places, personalities, and artifacts of American civilization. Embedded in this page are links to research guides created by Princeton subject specialist librarians. We urge you to explore those fully as well, and to contact relevant experts as your research progresses.
This guide was conceived and sketched by Angela Ecklund in the spring of 2011. At the time she was completing a master's degree in library and information science at Rutgers University. Mary George, former Senior Reference Librarian for Humanities and Social Sciences, was the primary author of the guide. Other Princeton librarians who contributed significant content to this guide are: