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Research guide for students in Princeton University's Program in American Studies

Introduction to This Guide

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.

History Librarian (interim)

David Hollander
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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:

Fernando Acosta-Rodriguez
Librarian for Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, and Iberian Peninsular Studies
Emily Belcher
African-American Studies, Anthropology & Asian-American Studies Librarian
Elizabeth Bennett
History Librarian
Bobray Bordelon
Economics & Finance Librarian/Data Services Librarian
David Hollander
Law & Legal Studies Librarian
Susan White
Women & Gender Studies Librarian (Interim)
Audrey Welber
E-Services Librarian

Roster of all subject specialists in the Princeton University Library