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Literature: American: Find Websites

Taking an American lit. class? Begin your research here!

American Lit Authors

Search Terms

Wordle: American Literature

Listed below are search terms for you to use when searching for resources about American Literature.

  • Native American
  • Colonial literature
  • Transcendentalism
  • Dark Romanticism
  • Imagism
  • Regionalism
  • American poetry
  • Realism
  • Naturalism
  • Depression-era literature
  • Beatniks
  • War novels
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Contemporary American literature

Websites relating to American Literature

Digital Libraries & Archives

Digital libraries & archives are great ways to view primary sources or full texts without having to travel anywhere. Listed below are a few digital collections of American literary greats.

Many libraries will at the very least post a collection's finding aid online. To search for these, try typing the author's name followed by "digital papers" or "collection finding aid". For example, Princeton has a large collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's papers and writings. They are not digitized, but, you can see a list of what papers are there and discover it may be worth a trip to Princeton to see the materials in person.

American Lit Authors