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AMS 100: Introduction to American Studies

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American Eras
REF E 169.1 .A4719

American Decades: Primary Sources
REF E 169.1 .A471977 2004

Encyclopedia of American Cultural & Intellectual History
REF E 169.1 .E624 2001

Encyclopedia of American Studies
REF E 169.1 .E625 2001

Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century
REF E 169.1 .E626 2001

Dictionary of American history 3rd ed.
REF E174 .D52 2003 2003

Encyclopedia of New York City
REF F 128.3 .E75 1995

Historical statistics of the United States : colonial times to 1970 Bicentennial ed.
REF HA202 .B87 1976 1976

Historical statistics of the United States : earliest times to the present Millennial ed.
REF HA202 .H57 2006 2006

Historical statistics of the states of the United States : two centuries of the census, 1790-1990
REF HA214 .D63 1993 1993


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Accessible Archives
Primary source material from 18th and 19th century periodicals. Includes Godey's Ladies Book (1830-80), Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800), Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective (1860-1865), African American Newspapers: The 19th Century.

America: History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to present.

American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1
Fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides (political materials) printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. Ephemera includes: government proclamations, tax bills, town meeting reports, autobiographies, dying confessions of convicted criminals, theater playbills, sheet almanacs, advertisements, patriotic and popular songs and poems.

American National Biography
Includes more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation.

Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1876 Early American Newspapers, Series II, 1758-1900
Fully searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions of more than one million pages from more than 650 historical American newspapers, focusing on titles published in the 18th century.

HarpWeek: the Civil War Era 1857-77
Access to Harper's Weekly during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Provides both text and image searching capabilities.

A collection of abstracts and articles from over 100 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years.

Nineteenth Century Masterfile
A reference service covering the Nineteenth Century, providing indexes to major indexing and information sources of that period. Contains full indexing of the New York Times from 1863 to 1905.

New York Times (Archive)
The New York Times (Sep 18, 1851 - Dec 31, 2004, full-text) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.


To determine whether or not the F&M Library owns a journal, use the JOURNALS: search our catalog of print and online journals feature on the Library's web site. If the library does not have a journal you need, and you have at least 1 week to 10 days before your assignment is due, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan: request journal articles & books request to have the journal article acquired for you by the library. Allow 3-7 days for the article to arrive.

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Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy Librarian,
291-3844 or

Last updated: 10/07 ls