This guide is aimed at providing a starting point for research in a variety of subject areas related to American Studies, including literature, history, politics, culture, society and more. It covers print and online sources as well as supplemental information to aid your research.

All resources can be accessed from off-campus via the library's website (see more here). When using links on these pages, you may be prompted for your AUCA login and password. 
How to search for e-resources
To search for journal articles or eBooks use the "All" search box on the Library's website (on the top of the page)
1.  Select "All" search field and enter your search terms, then click ‘Search’; this search box will search articles available in EBSCO, JSTOR and LexisNexis, etc. as well as e-books from EBSCO.
2. The options on the left menu allow you to limit your search by Publication DateMaterial Type (e.g. books, journals), Subject,Language, etc.
3. To specify the search results, use Advanced Search option to define a more complex set of search criteria. Advanced Search allows you to search by TitleAuthorSubjectAbstractText, etc.
E-Book Databases
Use A-Z Database List to access specific databases available at the AUCA Library.
Key e-Book Databases:

Collection of more than 40 000 full-text books, textbooks and other authoritative content from the world's leading publishers including book titles in European Studies.
Browse e-books in European Studies

Over 1,500 of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences valuable for academic work.
Browse e-books in European Studies

Journal and Article Databases
Use A-Z Journal List to access information about specific e-journal titles available through the AUCA Library.

Use A-Z Database List to access specific databases available at the AUCA Library.
Key Journal Article Databases:

Books, journals, protocols of conferences, political briefs, atlases, maps, original case studies written by leading international affairs experts.

Access to the full-text collection of peer-reviewed academic journals with the highest rating in nearly every area of academic study.

Over 1,500 of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences valuable for academic 

Taylor & Francis journals encompasses over 1,600 titles. Its content spans all areas of humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, science, technology, and medicine.

The Duke Journals Scholarly Collection provide online access to 44 titles of Duke University Press journals in the Humanities and social sciences.

The Intellect Journals Collection offers full back-issue access to 99 journals in its expanding portfolio focusing on the arts, culture, communication and media.

The Sage Premier Journals Collection contains more than 800 titles of leading peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences.

ElgarOnline includes 292 book titles in Development studies and journal titles on Review of Keynesian Economics, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Leadership and the Humanities, Journal of Human Rights and the Environment and European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention.
Journals of possible interest
East European Politics and Societies (EEPS) is an international, interdisciplinary journal for the examination of critical issues related to Eastern Europe. It serves as a forum for current work in East Europe studies, including comparative analyses and theoretical issues with implications for other world areas.

The European Journal of Cultural Studies is a major international, peer-reviewed journal that promotes a broad-ranging conception of cultural studies rooted in lived experience.

European Union Politics is an international academic journal for advanced peer reviewed research and scholarship on all aspects of the process of government, politics and policy in the European Union.

Liaison librarian
Zhuzumkan Askhatbekova

Reference and Instruction Specialist 

Tel: 915000 (ext. 301)
Additional sources
Some useful websites related to the European Union.

Official website of the European Union

The European Union's Open Data Portal
A guide to effective resource searching

The key to being a savvy online searcher is to use common search techniques that you can apply to almost any database, including article databases, online catalogs and even commercial search engines. The techniques described in this section will enable you to quickly retrieve relevant information from the thousands of records in a database.