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American Studies: Home


The American Studies program at QC takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the American experience. For more information about the program, see the American Studies website, and its program requirements. This guide provides a selection of resources to highlight American arts, literature, history, politics, and society. Given the interdisciplinary nature of American Studies, other Research Guides prepared by the Library’s subject specialists might prove helpful:

Art   /   Music Political Science  /  Sociology  /  U. S. Social & Women's History  /  U. S. Urban & Environmental History  /  Urban Studies  /

Scholarly Books

Search for printed and electronic scholarly books at QC and other CUNY libraries.
CUNY Catalog
Search for printed books at QC and other CUNY libraries, using the traditional library catalog. For more recent electronic books use the OneSearch catalog above.
Search for scholarly books in the national catalog for the United States and Canada. Includes holdings from libraries in other parts of the world, primarily European or English-speaking.

Research Librarian

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James Mellone
Prof. James Tasato Mellone
Historical, Cultural, and Social Sciences Librarian
Rosenthal Library 326

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries (Reference Books)

Subject encyclopedias and other reference guides can provide good background information on a topic. Many reference books are in printed format, while others are available in electronic resource collections such as:

Gale Ebooks (Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Oxford Reference

Scholarly Journal Articles (Search Databases)