AMS 300: Urban Experience
Try Keyword and Subject (LC) searching to see the range of materials found in the library. As an
example, here are the Subject Headings that were included in the full record for the Ric Burns video,
New York: a documentary film
Corporate subject Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.)
Corporate subject Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)
Corporate subject Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.)
Subject term Depressions--1929--New York (State)--New York.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--1865-1898.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--History--1898-1951.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
Geographic term New York (N.Y.)--Commerce--History.
Geographic term United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945.
Geographic term Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
America History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
Covers 1964 to the present.
A collection of abstracts and full-text articles from over 100 scholarly journals considered
primary representatives of their disciplines. Coverage is from initial date of publication, up to
the last 4 or 5 years.
Primary source material from 18th and 19th century periodicals. Includes Godey's Ladies Book
(1830-80), PA Gazette, Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective, African American Newspapers: The
19th Century, PA Newspaper Record: Delaware County (1819-70), and PA Genealogical Catalog: Chester
A reference service covering the Nineteenth Century, providing indexes to major indexing and
information sources of that period.
HarpWeek: the Civil War Era 1857-77
Access to a 21-year period of Harper's Weekly covering the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.
Provides both full-text and image searching capabilities.
The OCLC Online Union Catalog. Over 40 million records of many types of material cataloged by OCLC
member libraries around the world. Updated daily. There's a good chance you will need to use
Interlibrary Loan for materials found in
WorldCat......so plan ahead!
Connections to newspaper articles, including New York Times and Washington Post. Coverage is only
within the last 10-15 years.
Comprehensive PBS websites to compliment television shows. New York Underground
is a terrific resource for the history of the New York City subway.
Book (and one video) bibliography of resources found in our Library.
Indexes, Microfilm and Films
New York Times
Ref AI21 .N44
Date coverage of 1851- present. Print indexing can be found in Reference Room. Microfilm can be
found in microfilm reading room.
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
Ref Index AI3 .R48
Date coverage from 1899- present. Excellent source for periodical literature. Wide coverage of
disciplines from 1899-1950. Also online, choose Reader's Retrospective.
Date coverage from 1799-1900. No index available. May want to browse known date periods
for relevant information. Microfilm format found in microfilm reading room.
New York [videorecording] : a documentary film
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.1:The country and the city.
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.2:Order and disorder.
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.3:Sunshine and shadow.
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.4:The power and the people.
Academic Technology -- Stager 2331 v.5:Cosmopolis.
go to AMS 300 syllabus
American National Biography
Ref CT213 .A68 1999, and online
Encyclopedia of North American Colonies
Ref E45 .E53 1993
Ref E162 .A5144
Ref E169.12 .A419
American Immigrant Culture
Ref E184 .A1 .A63448
Encyclopedia of New York City
Ref F128.3 .E75 1995
New York : an illustrated history
Ref F128.3 .N585 1999
The Black New Yorkers
Ref F128.9 .N4 D63 2000
The baseball encyclopedia : the complete and definitive record of major league baseball.
GV877 .B27 1996
Encyclopedia of urban America
Ref HT123 .E5 1998
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Ref ML 100 .N48, and online
Grove Art Online
Ref N31 .D5 1996, and online
The Eyewitness visual dictionary of buildings.
Ref NA31 .E97 1992
The encyclopedia of the New York stage, 1920-1930
Ref PN 2597 .W52
Landscape architecture sourcebook
Science Reference SB470.53 L36 1997
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