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American Studies

This guide contains resources and research techniques for students in American Studies.

Find Journal Articles

SLUth Search Plus searches about 100 library databases, including America: History & Life, JSTOR, Project Muse, and the SLU Libraries Catalog.

Why search an individual library database if it's available in SLUth Search Plus? Advanced search functionality! This is especially important for America: History & Life. 

You can use it to search for journal articles ABOUT a specific historical period. 

This option is available on the main search screen.

  • Example Keyword Search: "industrial revolution"
  • Historical Period: 1865-1914

Note: Your search may return articles that are about a BROADER time period than you've specified, but the articles will definitely include the historical period you're interested in.