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America: History & Life (EBSCO)
The best database for American History. Period.
Berg Fashion Library
Interested in Native American or Western influence on fashion? This database is a great place to find unique articles about the cultural history of fashion.
Bibliography of Native North Americans
A great database for articles about Native populations.
Film & Television Literature Index
This is a great place to find the portrayals of the West in Hollywood. Search specific films or themes. Articles include cultural commentary and film critiques.
JStor collects so much. Just try it. I am sure it has something on your topic.
MLA International Bibliography
This is the best Literature Database. Search for literary works of the American West or portrayals of the American West for critiques and genre overviews. Use this if you are considering analyzing any work of fiction in your paper.
This link searches much of the library. It can be a great place to find material but the results can be overwhelming. Always look for ways to limit your results (by discipline, subject, or type of source you are looking for).
Western American Literature
This is a peer reviewed journal that features critical essays on the literature, culture, landscape, and art of the American West. It contains articles about new and traditional literary criticism. It is both a great place to find secondary articles and to find interesting topics in Western literature.
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