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American Studies

Resources for those conducting research in American Studies at William & Mary.

Welcome to the Research Guide for American Studies, which will point you to our librarians' favorite resources for research in the field of American Studies. This guide provides starting points for finding books, journals, and primary sources on topics within the field of American Studies.

It's worth noting that American Studies is a vast discipline that overlaps with many other academic disciplines. In addition to perusing this guide and its resources, you will likely want to explore guides and resources pertaining to other fields speaking to your research. Browse our research guides and databases by subject for more. 

Most importantly, the librarians of William & Mary are here to help you. You're always welcome to schedule a one-on-one research appointment for in-depth research help or to get in touch with us in person (ask for a research librarian at the front desk) or online (at