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Useful resources for American studies research
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Article Databases for American Studies Research

America: History and Life is an index of literature concerning the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada from prehistory to the present. It primarily consists of indexing for 1,700 journals as far back as 1910, but also includes citations for books and media reviews.

 JSTOR is a database of thousands of academic journals, letters, and primary sources, covering the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Articles are full-text searchable and include high-quality images.

Project Muse is a collection of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography is published by the Modern Languages Association and is a subject index for books, articles and websites. Indexing dates back to 1923 and contains over 2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers.

New York Times Historical (1851-2008) provides full text access to the newspaper. Articles are available in PDF format and are viewable in the context of the page with the clickable "Page view." Click here for full text access to the New York Times from 1980 to the present, including PDF versions of the The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine

Wall Street Journal Historical provides full text access to the newspaper from 1889-1994. Choose Wall Street Journal (1984-present) for full text access to the most recent years of the newspaper.

ProQuest Research Library is a large, diverse database consisting of indexing for over 5,000 titles, over 3,500 of which are available in full text. Coverage extends from 1971 to present.

General OneFile covers a wide range of subjects. It contains indexing for over 13,000 titles, over 8,000 of which are full-text, from 1980 to present.

Academic OneFile contains indexing for over 9,000 peer-reviewed journals, as well as magazines, newspapers, and audio, video and image files. Coverage stretches from 1980 to the present, and content is updated daily.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, over 14,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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