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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.

Mary George, Firestone Library


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. Princeton librarians who have contributed siginificant content to this guide are:

Mary George (primary author)
Senior Reference Librarian for Humanities and Social Sciences


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