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This guide is selective and intended as a point of departure for research in American Studies.

Guide Structure:
HOLLIS tab: Includes Borrow Direct and WorldCat. HOLLIS can be used to find both primary and secondary sources.
Secondary Sources through Biography tabs cover secondary sources and resources for background and context.
Digital Libraries through Images tabs cover resources for finding primary sources.
Film, Television and Radio cover both primary and secondary sources.

Sources for world history are listed in the Library Research Guide for History.

Please feel free to email me with questions. We can make an appointment for you to come in, and we can talk at length about your project. Fred Burchsted, ( Research Librarian and Liaison for American Studies, Widener Library.


General Information

Guide to Graduate Student Resources covers many of the basics, including use of the online catalog, HOLLIS, and the Harvard gateway to electronic resources, Harvard Library. To find research guides in Harvard Library: E-Resources: choose Subject + Resource Type: Research Guides. Guides are also available via the Harvard Libguides site which includes some guides not accessible through Harvard Library.

Get It offers links and instructions for Borrow Direct, Scan & Deliver, and Interlibrary Loan

Widener Library Tours are available.

Locations of Computers, Scanners, Copiers, etc. in HCL libraries

Finding Book Reviews

Finding Dissertations and Theses


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