American Studies


Indexes and abstracts the world's scholarly literature in the history of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. 

This collection contains commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries covering all aspects of American history.

Search sources from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library dating from the 1500s through the 1990s.  Materials range from maps to manuscripts to newspapers and cover all of North America. 

Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 American magazines and journals published from 1741 through 1940.

Provides an integrated approach to the history and culture of the United States by focusing on problems, themes, and issues that cut across disciplines. It features broad synthetic articles and bibliographies covering areas such as history, literature, art, photography, film, urban studies, ethnicity, race, gender economics, politics, wars, consumer culture, and global America. As a comprehensive reference, it offers research and study support for a wide range of disciplines.

Provides full text access to articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority and native presses in America from 1959 to present.

Indexes the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship both inside and outside of academia. (Restricted to 1 simultaneous user.)

Covering years 1909 through 1972, this collection contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People throughout the country.

Provides indexing to the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the important events of the 20th century.  Coverage includes 1890-1982.