This is a selected list of general secondary source databases in American Studies. See Resources by Topic for specific databases on race and ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality, environmental history, and religion and irreligion.
These resources will help you find e-books and print books held by Notre Dame, other local libraries, or books held at other libraries worldwide.
Hesburgh Library books are shelved using Library of Congress call numbers, an alpha-numeric system. Physically browsing the shelves can be a serendipitous way to discover new topics and ideas. American Studies research necessarily crosses disciplinary boundaries, which in our Library also means moving to different floors. These call number ranges are suggestive only.
|Floor 13||BM - BQ||Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and other religions|
|Floor 12||BX 1 - 3999||Christian denominations|
|Floor 11||BX 4000 - 9999||Christian denominations (con't)|
E 151 - 909
F 1 - 975
United States history
United States local history
|Floor 9||PS 1 - 3626||American literature|
GE - GF
Gender and women's studies
Because of space limitations, some books have been stored off-site at the Annex. To include these materials in your browsing, use the ND Catalog's Virtual Shelf feature. It displays all materials in call number order, regardless of a book's physical location.
Click Virtual Shelf in a record to view the item's topical neighbors.
These resources will help you find unpublished theses and dissertations, which present an author's research and findings as part of their degree candidacy or professional qualification.