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AMST 493: American Studies Senior Project Seminar: Home

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Cambridge Core

Includes the Cambridge Histories and Cambridge Companions.

Gale in Context: U.S. History

Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics across varied subject areas. Each of these features an introduction to the topic. Bibliographies can be browsed by subject area and searched by keyword. Subject areas include Anthropology, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Literary and Critical Theory, and more. 

Oxford Handbooks Online

Includes numerous handbooks, usually with lengthy chapter overviews of topics. 

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

Wiley Online Library

Provides full text access to journals, reference works, books, and databases in multiple disciplines such as Anthropology, Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Literature, Political Science, Religion and Theology, and Sociology.


Handbooks and Guides to Writing a Thesis

Kaplanoff Librarian for American History

Hathi Trust Emergency Temporary Access Service

Hathi Trust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) provides online access to in-copyright books in the Yale Library collection.  Catalog records for ETAS items can be found through Quicksearch and Orbis. If you’re already using the Yale VPN, you can click on the “Log In” link at the top of any Hathi Trust page and select Yale from the drop-down menu (if you access Hathi Trust without using the VPN, you will initially receive a prompt to use Duo Multi-Factor Authentication in order to access the database first).

A short video on the Hathi Trust ETAS can be found here, and a library guide here.

Scan and Deliver & Interlibrary Loan

The library now offers limited Scan & Deliver service. However, turnaround time for these services may be significantly delayed, and the fulfillment of Interlibrary Loan scan requests is dependent on our partner libraries. We ask that you prioritize requesting items that are the most urgent for your research. At this time, BorrowDirect and physical interlibrary loan services are suspended until further notice.