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American Studies

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

Find Primary Sources in the SLU Libraries

You can find primary sources in the SLU Libraries by searching the SLU Libraries Catalog. Add one of the following terms to your keyword search or look for these terms at the end of Library of Congress subjects in the SLU Libraries Catalog.

  • sources
  • correspondence
  • interviews
  • diaries
  • letters
  • memoirs
  • documents
  • speeches
  • personal narratives
  • early works to 1800
  • public opinion
  • doctrines
  • writings
  • archives
  • maps

Example keyword search: 

Constitution AND United States AND sources 

Example subject search: 

Subject LC = Constitutional history - United States

See search results list below (a list of subjects). Look for primary source terms from the list above at the end of subjects to find primary sources.

Early Works to 1800, Sources, Sources Bibliography Catalogs, Sources Congresses,

Primary Sources on Microfilm

Find Primary Sources in Other Libraries

To find primary sources in Missouri's academic libraries (and a few public libraries), search the MOBIUS Catalog

To find primary sources in U.S. libraries (and beyond), search WorldCat

The search strategies in the box to the right will work in the MOBIUS Catalog and WorldCat as well as the SLU Libraries Catalog.