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AMS 350: Studying the American Experience
Researching in Libraries:
Consider: information/knowledge creation, publication, archiving
>creating new knowledge by using and attributing sources ethically and legally
Searching catalogs and indexes to discover location & descriptive information
NOTE: When searching non-United States specific sources: to increase the likelihood of discovering materials related to American Studies, include the phrase "united states" as part of either a key/word or subject search.
Locating library materials at F&M using location & citation data:
Books/Monographs: by LC call number
Articles: by format, as indicated via the Journal Finder
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Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
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