American Studies – Supporting Roles Research
PHS High School Library
October, 2010

Scope: Guide to materials available in the PHS library, through subscription databases, and through previewed free websites.

Print Resources:
  • Browse the shelves for the time period of your person (American history: 973 - 973.99)

Use the Library Catalog to locate print resources in the PHS Library
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Subscription Databases: See library staff for user names and passwords.

  • American History Online: Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.

  • Biography in Context: search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

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If your topic includes an American author, see also the Pathfinder on Literary Criticism.


Check out these Trial Databases (access is limited to 30 days!)

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