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American Studies

Books About American Studies & How to Find Them








Try these Library of Congress Subject Headings.
Limit the results to ebooks by clicking on the filter, Available online.

Material Culture -- United States
United States -- Civilization
Industries -- United States -- History

War Films -- History and Criticism
Art and Society -- United States

Vernacular Architecture -- United States

BULS & BU Worldcat Discovery

Boston University Libraries Search (BULS) and BU WorldCat Discovery let you search for books at BU and throughout the world.  Type keywords in their search boxes and use the filters on the right to customize the search results. Try to be specific at first. Then, go with broader subjects.


Remember to "Sign In" with your BU login. Our online database and ebook subscriptions are available only to BU faculty, students, and staff. Signing in also lets you request unavailable books directly from BULS by clicking a Request button and from BU WorldCat Discovery.


eBook records are in the BULS catalog.  You also can search for and within eBooks directly in ProQuest Ebook Central and in our other eBook collections -- by title, if you know it, or with keywords.

Book Reviews

Book reviews can be retrieved in BULS by searching an exact book title in quotation marks, e.g., "Globalizing American studies".

Book Review is a filter in many article databases:

Where is the book cited?

Selected Titles