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American Studies: Books

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Help finding books

This page highlights some key ways to find books. If you have any questions or need any help, please email -

Print Resources

Most of the books used for the study of American Studies are located on Level 2 West and Level 3 East of the Library and Information Centre (LIC).  The main classmarks for these books are E, F and PS. 


        History - North American

    Level 2 West


        History - The Americas

    Level 2 West


        American Literature

    Level 3 East

Most American History journals (in print form) can be found in the range E-F on Level 2 West.  American literature journals can be found at PS on Level 3 East.   

Finding Books & Journals in the library

Finding Books

To find where the book you need is located, use iFind, our library catalogue.  You can find a widget to search iFind on this page. There is also a guide to iFind at the bottom of this section and video guides on the 'Getting Started' page. We have also attached a guide on navigating the library to find your books.

If you would like to suggest a book that we could add to library stock, you can email us at

Using iFind

When searching iFind for a specific book we recommend using the author's surname and one or two key words from the title


The VLeBooks platform provides a range of ebooks on a large number of topics. You will need to log in via Shibboleth using your Swansea University username and password.

Most of our e-books can be found via iFind. Many of our ebooks are available via Proquest,VLeBooks and EBSCO. These tabs will tell you a little bit more about key book databases. To login, use your 6 digit student number as the username and your usual password. If you need any help accessing and using ebooks, email us at

The library has a subscription to the ACLS Humanities Ebook collection which contains many ebooks of interest to students of American Studies.

Proquest eBooks Central contains over 100,000 ebooks in all subject areas.   You can read the books online or download them for up to 14 days.  You can also create your own online bookshelf for easy access to your favourite titles.