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Research Resources: Subject Guides: American Studies


Contents

  1. Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases
  2. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks
  3. Selected Online Resources

Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases


Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Bibliographies


Selected Online Resources

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project: Lincoln/Net
With full-text access to over 3500 historical documents from Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-61), including writings and speeches, this collaborative project based at Northern Illinois University is one of the richest online rouces about our 16th President.

American Memory
The American Memory Historical Collections, a major component of the Library's National Digital Library Program, are multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library of Congress' Americana collections.

American Studies Crossroads Project
Crossroads is an international networking and curriculum innovation project of the American Studies Association with sponsorship from Georgetown University containing pedagogical, scholarly, and institutional information for the international American Studies Community.

American Studies Department, F&M College
Find links to the faculty, graduation requirements, course offerings as well as presentations relating to Lancaster and Franklin & Marshall.

Frederick Douglas Papers
The papers of Frederick Douglas, housed at the Library of Congress, are available on-line via keyword search and subject browsing. There is an extensive collection of speeches, articles and more than 200 images.

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Harvard University Libraries online access to U.S. immigration resources, which include approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets, 9,000 photographs, and over 10,000 pages from manuscripts and archival collections. "Highly recommended" by Choice Reviews for Academic LIbraries.

Hypertexts - The University of Virginia
The hypertexts in this collection have been produced by students enrolled in The American Studies Program at the University of Virginia. It is useful by providing access to classic, lost and linked texts.

Life Photo Archive Hosted by Google
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

Making of America (Cornell)
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. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

Making of America (University of Michigan)
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. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
The Sanborn Map Company, the best known of the US fire-insurance map producers, has made maps since 1867. The fire insurance maps produced by Sanborn show building footprints, building material, height or number of stories, building use, lot lines, road widths and water facilities. The maps also show street names and property boundaries of the time. This collection of maps is historically significant as it is sometimes the best detailed map of a town or city dating from the mid 1800s. Penn State University Maps Library has a near complete collection of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for the state of Pennsylvania.

Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian is the largest museum complex in the world. Over the past few years the Smithsonian has been digitizing its catalogues and has been appending images to the records of the Museum collections as well as the holdings of the various Archives and Libraries.


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