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COMPSTD 2367.08 09: American Identity in the World

This guide contains recommended resources for doing course research.


Welcome to the COMPSTD 2367.08 09 Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning. Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.

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American Identity Databases


EBSCOhost Databases (Ethnic and American Studies)  A multi-interdisciplinary suite of databases covering the arts, humanities, law, life and health sciences, social sciences, science and technology. Databases contain content from popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, documents, books, reports, conference proceedings, and other digital media. Features Open Cluster Searching, Select --Academic Search Complete; Academic Search Premier; Alternative Press Index (API); America: History & Life; Caribbean Search; Chicano Database; LGBT Life with Full Text; Political Science Complete (PSC); Race Relations Abstracts; and Women's Studies International.

The Alexander Street Press is the perfect research companion for Comparative Studies scholars. Comparative Studies subjects include Africana Studies, Gender Studies, Global Studies, social and cultural history, the performing arts, and emerging research areas. 

Pop Culture Universe  Database is a diverse interdisciplinary resource covering; arts and visual culture, business and advertising, ethnic and group culture, fashion, and appearance, film, food and drink, literature, music, politics, recreation and leisure, religion and spirituality, sports, television and radio, and technology and media.


The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice describes current diversity and social justice themes, from ageism to xenophobia. Encyclopedia offers historical perspectives of cultural, racial, social, and political to diversity and social justice themes.

American Indian Histories and Cultures   The American Indian Histories and Cultures database contains manuscripts, documents, artwork and rare printed books beginning with the earliest contact with European explorers. This database is organized by American Indian history thematic zones: American Indians and the European Powers; Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Missionaries and Education; Trade and Indian Economies and the Civil Rights Movement. Digitized resources from the Edward E. Ayer Collection for American Indian Histories and Cultures located at The Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)  Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), is a western-language resource for research on East, Southeast, and South Asia.  Database covers humanities and  social sciences subjects.

Bibliography of Native North Americans  Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is a bibliographic database containing resources on and about Indigenous American culture, life, and history. The BNNA provides citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents.

Ethnic NewsWatch  The Ethnic NewsWatch resource contains newspapers published by and for United States cultural, ethnic, and racial minority groups. This database provides ethnic perspectives on topics of national interest that may vary from mainstream mass media interpretations.

Historical Newspapers  Provides researchers in history, politics, economics, business, and the arts access to primary and secondary sources: Palmer's Index to the Times, 1790 to 1905; The Official Index to the Times, 1906 to 1980; The Historical Index to the New York Times 1851 to September 1922: and Palmer's Full Text Online, 1785-1870.

Opposing Viewpoints  Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains Greenhaven Press, Gale, Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and U•X•L titles. This database provides access to primary source articles, reference material, newspapers, statistics, and images covering current political and social issues.

Oxford Bibliographies  This bibliographic driven database provides access to annotated research guides in African Studies, Childhood Studies, Latino Studies, Music, Public Health and other humanities/social science research areas.

Readers’ Guide Retrospective  Database is the best resource for finding popular magazine articles on a variety of subjects. Provides coverage of United States cultural and historical events, 1890-1982.

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