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Online Resources, Guides and Bibliographies

On this page we list the various guides and bibliographies produced by Team Americas and other Library colleagues.  Please contact us if you need help finding materials for your work.

A list of American Studies electronic resources available in our Reading Rooms

A guide to daily and weekly papers.

Remote e-resources, which you can access away from the library.  This is a trial service.  It includes the following resources:

  • Credo Reference
  • Early American Newspapers, Series 1
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1974-1996
  • Latin American Newspapers Series 1, 1805-1922
  • US Congressional Serial Set
  • World newspaper Archive: African Newspapers, 1800-1922

Bibliographies and Guides:

    1. Secondary Materials on the United States of America in the 1950s[pdf; 240kb]

 

    1. Beats Bibliography:
          (a) Printed[pdf 4.5mb] 
          (b) Beats and Friends (audio visual material)
      [pdf, 427kb]

 

    1. Native North American Language Holdings[pdf; 113kb]

 

    1. American Innovator: the life of Benjamin Franklin: a record of an exhibition held at the British Library, 2006 [pdf, 272kb]

 

  1. East meets West Finding Aid A finding aid from the recent British Library -  UCL collaboration 'East meets West', which used our collections to trace connections between the colonial Caribbean and India, via the East India Company [pdf].

 

Americas Collections in the BL and U.S. History in Jerry Jenkins (jerry_jenkins)

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The Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library has also produced the following bibliographies.  More details can be found on the Eccles Centre for American Studies resources page.

  1. The American City in the Twentieth Century
  2. The American Colonies, 1584-1688
  3. An Era of Change: Contemporary UK-US-West European Relations
  4. The Anglo-American 'Special Relationship' during the Second World War
  5. The United States and the 1930s
  6. The United States and the Vietnam War
  7. American Slavery: Pre-1866 Imprints
  8. The Harlem Renaissance
  9. African American History and Life, 1878-1954
  10. The American Civil Rights Movement
  11. United States Government Policies towards Native Americans 1787-1900
  12. Mormon Americana
  13. "For Myself, For My Children, For Money":
    a bibliography of early American women's writings
  14. Imagining the West
  15. Conserving America
  16. Mining the American West
  17. Women in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1900
  18. American Women in the Twentieth Century
  19. United States Immigration, 1840-1940
  20. United States Immigration, 1941-2001
  21. U.S. Politics and the Media