American Studies subject guide



Reference material and bibliographies

Online reference works

  • American National Biography: biographies of over 18,000 men and women from all eras and walks to life, whose lives have shaped America
  • Oxford Bibliographies: listings of accurate and reliable resources for a wide range of topics collated by academic experts, with articles about current scholarship. You have access to the American Literature collection.
  • Oxford Reference Online: large collection of online reference works which can be searched singly or as a group. It includes subject and language dictionaries, thesauri, Who's Whos and biographical dictionaries.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED): the online version of the multi volume dictionary

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