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

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.


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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