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History, American: Home

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying American history at the University of Oxford, although students of American politics and culture may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about key resources for American history, including bibliographies, databases of primary sources and other relevant online collections. 


Useful resource guides related to this topic include:

Finding books for US History

Oxford has a wide range of ebooks and printed books on American History, including the main collections at the Vere Harmsworth Library (VHL) and History Faculty Library.  For more detailed info about our book collections visit our Books page of this guide.

Key journals

A lot of journals, as well as being available in print, are available online and can be searched via SOLO or eJournals A-Z. Below are a few of the top journals for American History, but you can find a longer list on the Journals page of this guide.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for US history below, but take a look at the databases page of this guide for more titles.

If you want to search for and browse all databases the University subscribes to, you can do so through our dedicated Databases A-Z platform or SOLO.

Other key resources

Click on any of the tabs to find relevant resources:

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Bethan Davies
Vere Harmsworth Library,
Rothermere American Institute,
1a South Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3UB
01865 282701
Subjects: American Studies

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