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American Studies

This guide highlights article databases, primary source databases, encyclopedias, and other resources useful for research in American Studies.

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Subject Classifications

American Studies is interdisciplinary in nature; relevant materials may be found within these Library of Congress Classification system sections:

     BL 2500 - 2592  Religions - American.  
     E    American History
     E 184.5 - 185.98  Afro-Americans
     F1 - 975   American History (local)
     GR   Folklore
     HQ 1101 - 2030.7   Women.  Feminism.
     HT 101 - 395  Urban Groups. The city.  Urban sociology 
     JV 6403 - 7127   Immigration - United States
     NA   Architecture
     PS  American Literature

The Gelman Stacks Map to the left indicates the location of these areas in Gelman Library.

To find titles more specifically on your topic, search the library catalog at WRLC Library Search.  

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