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American Studies: Literature

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

Helpful Guide

Electronic Reference Works

In addition to the following online tools, there are thousands of specialized works about the American authors of a specific time period, ethnicity, or who wrote in a specific genre. Do a Books+ search to identify these.

Primary Sources for American Literature

These are just a sampling! See also the Primary Sources box under the American History & Culture tab in this guide.

Databases for American Literature

These four tools will help you identify secondary sources. They complement the resources listed under the FINDING ARTICLES tab in this guide.