American Studies core

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.

Ancestry (Library Edition)

Census, vital, church, court & immigration records for the US & UK, plus material on other areas. Major components: US federal census 1790-1930 (incl. manuscript returns); historical maps; Social Security Death Index; etc.

Social Explorer
Dates of Coverage: 
1790 to present

Easy access to demographic information about the U.S.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America [Gale]

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History [Gale]

International Index to Black Periodicals
Dates of Coverage: 
1900 to present

Scholarly & news articles from American, African & Caribbean publications. International and multi-disciplinary coverage of culture, history, multidisciplinary politics, religion, and social issues.

American Song [Alexander Street]
Dates of Coverage: 
1700s - 1960

Streaming audio; songs by and about miners, native Americans, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers & cowboys. Genres include country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, blues, gospel & shape note singing. With liner notes.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America [Oxford]

America: History & Life with Full Text [EBSCO]
Dates of Coverage: 
1953 to present

Extensive index to 1,700 journals, books, and dissertations on American and Canadian history, popular culture, anthropology, sociology, economics, education, and politics.

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