AMST-A 301/ANTH-A 460: Question of American IdentityPHIL P383/P600
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American Studies

What is American Studies?

The term American studies encompasses a vast range of disciplines, all of which, in one way or another, are trying to describe the cultures of the United States. In recent years American studies has also incorporated comparative studies of Canada and Latin America; and indeed a transnational, global perspective on American culture has become one of the leading currents in the field as we begin the twenty-first century. Where, after all, do the borders of America stop, when its influence was, throughout the twentieth century, so pervasive on world cultures?

-from the Encylopedia of American Studies Sponsored by the American Studies Association, 2009, Johns Hopkins University Press

American Studies at IUPUI

IUPUI Program of American Studies 

Institute for American Thought

Faculty Services

Classroom Instruction

  • Research guides and information sessions tailored to your class
  • General information literacy sessions. Learn more about IUPUI University Library Information Literacy Competencies.
  • Topic selection
  • Primary vs. secondary resource
  • How to find book reviews
  • Scholarly vs. popular resources
  • How to search IUCAT for beginners and the more advanced researcher
  • Search startegies for article indexing databases
  • Search strategies for primary resources
  • Referral for student one-on-one research assistance

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You are the expert in your area of research but I may be able to offer insight on search strategies in new information sources.  Please don't hesitate to let me know what you are working on.  I'm happy to meet with Graduate Assistants that are supporting your research efforts.  Additionally, If I know what you are working on, I keep this in mind while making purchases for the library.

Library Resource Purchasing

Never hesitate to request purchases of books, films, audio, databases, journals, etc.  I can't gaurantee fulfillment of every request but I try very hard to purchase material that will be of most use to your research and our students' research.

Scholarly Output Sharing and Preservation

University Library supports a variety of mechanisms for sharing and preserving your published, unpublished scholarly output as well as the primary resource materials (datasets, photos, historic documents, etc.) collected during your research. Check out the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship to learn more about the following services and opportunities: 

  • IUPUIScholarWorks  
      
    IUPUI's institutional repository, housing faculty, student and community scholar works.
  • Open Journals at IUPUI
    In support of open access to research, University Library supports the Open Journal System which manages the full journal publication process from article submission, review, editing, and publishing.
  • Cultural Heritage Digital Collections
    University Library supports digitization, description, and online access of cultural heritage and primary resource research collections. These collections often come about through partnerships with local community organizations such as the Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis Speedway, and Indiana Landmarks Foundation. Also supported are faculty contributed collections such as the Irish People newspaper from Dr. Bob White of the School of Liberal Arts, The British Intelligencer from Dr. Jason Kelly of the Department of History, Tiananmen Square, 1989 from Dr. Edgar Huang of the School of Informatics, and Neighborhood of Saturdays from Dr. Susan Hyatt of the Department of Anthropology.
  • IUPUI Data Services Resources
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  • IUPUI Digital Scholarship Fund
    If you are an IUPUI faculty member and have or know of a unique collection that would contribute to scholarly research and/or instruction, University Library has grants to support the digitization, description, and online access of such collections.
  • IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund
    Fund to support author fees required by some journals for publishing an openly accessible article in that journal.
 

Student Services

Hello,  I'm Kristi Palmer, your Librarian.  I am happy to assist with all your history research needs.  Please don't hesitate to contact me. 

How I can help:

  • One-on-one research assistance in person, via phone, email
  • Topic development
  • IUCAT search assistance
  • Database search assistance
  • Help finding primary resources
  • Overall research process organization
  • Citation style assistance

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