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AMST 3703: American Studies: Senior Field Essay Seminar

Library guide by Jenna Freedman for Professor Christina Heatherton's class.

General Databases

American Studies is interdisciplinary, so you can do searching in broad databases and/or choose to narrow in on discipline- or topic-specific databases based on your particular research. These are some good bets for general and cross-disciplinary searching for scholarly articles.

Homing In: Topical/Subject Databases for Scholarly Articles Relevant to American Studies

If you know the disciplinary or topical area you're researching in, you can use these databases to hone in on scholarship in those areas. (That way you don't have to use narrowing facets or keywords to get at these frameworks in the broader databases--you can just use keywords related to your specific topic.)