American Studies

Search all Five College libraries at once, or limit to Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, or UMass/Amherst.

Directory of primary source materials in U.S., U.K., and Irish repositories.

Detailed archival collection descriptions & finding aids from libraries, museums, historical societies & archives in the US.

1979 to present

Information on all books (scholarly, popular, adult, juvenile, reprint, etc.) on all subjects currently published and distributed in the U.S. With out-of-print titles from 1979 to the present.

1493-1750

Contains over 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to books and pamphlets about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

all dates

Extensive catalog (OCLC) of books, serials, media, web resources, and more worldwide.

Streaming Media

1700s - 1960

Streaming audio; songs by and about miners, native Americans, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers & cowboys. Genres include country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, blues, gospel & shape note singing. With liner notes.