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Web Resources

Search Engines

The Excite search engine's American Studies site. Prompts you to enter key terms to generate a search.

The Yahoo search engine's American History site. Organized in both chronological and thematic forms, providing access to a wide range of sites.

The University of Virginia American Studies Program Yellow Pages site. Includes extensive list of search engines dedicated to a wide range of American Studies topics.

Public Information Research NameBase. Books in NameBase may be accessed here by author.

Georgetown University's Crossroads Project's Curriculum Guide to American Studies. Includes Administrative Tools, a Guide to Academic Programs, and Teaching Resources.


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American Studies

For a brief introduction for those interested in American Studies and who are new to the World Wide Web, consult America on the World Wide Web.

The American Studies Web, maintained by the Crossroads American Studies Project based at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

The Voice of the Shuttle web page for American Studies. Extensive links to a wide range of resources relating to the study of colonial America and the United States.

The Georgetown University American Studies Program listing of American Civilization resources on the World Wide Web.

The Michigan State University's listing of American Studies Resource links.

ASSIST, the American Studies Information Super Turnpike, based at Keele University. Extensive links to lists of electronic resources in many areas of American Studies.

The University of Virginia's American Studies hypertext collection, offering texts by authors including Henry Adams, Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Herman Melville, Henry Nash Smith, Frederick Jackson Turner, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen. Also provides links to numerous other hypertexts in American Studies.

The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia. Extensive collection of English language texts, including American Studies materials, particularly early American literature.


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Organizations and Centers

Home page of the American Studies Crossroads Project. Based at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the Crossroads Project provides extensive materials on American Studies activities, resources, curricula and pedagogy.

The American Studies Association home page.

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) home page.

The Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA) home page.

The American Studies Center at the Salzburg Seminar.

The French American Studies Association (AFEA) home page.

The American Studies Network: association of European American Studies centers.

The American Studies Program at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

The Organization of American Historians home page

LEAR, the Liverpool Electronic American Resource, based at the American Studies Resource Centre, City of Liverpool Community College. Includes the on-line version of American Studies Today.

The David Bruce Centre for American Studies home page, based at the University of Keele.

Homepage of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.

The American Historical Association home page.

ASCA's links to American Studies in Scandinavia.


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US Government

The Library of Congress home page. Gives access to a vast collection of primary resources and collections in all fields of American history, politics, society and culture.

Home page for Thomas (after Jefferson), the Library of Congress electronic source on current and past legislative activity in the Federal government. Detailed listings of current legislation and links to materials on American political history.

The Library of Congress internet page on the US Federal legislature. A comprehensive source of information on the structure, activities, and history of the US Congress, including links to individual congressmen and diverse Congressional agencies.

The FedWorld home page, giving access to all documentary materials produced by the US Federal Government.

The White House home page. Information about the current occupants, the history of the White House, and current activities within the executive branch. Also provides access to a range of executive agencies.

The Washington, D.C. based United States Information Agency (USIA) home page.

The United States Information Service (USIS) home page from the American Embassy in Copenhagen.

US Census Bureau national population estimates. All the statistics you ever needed on the current state of the American population.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) gateway page to American Presidential libraries.

U.S. Constitution. With annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1992.


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Discussion groups

The home page for H-Amstdy, the main American Studies electronic discussion group in the United States, part of the H-NET discussion group system.

The H-NET home page will enable you to register for any of the many other H-NET discussion groups with relevance to American Studies, such as H-AmRel (American Religious History), H-CivWar (U.S. Civil War History), H-Diplo (Diplomatic History and International Affairs), H-Ethnic (Ethnic and Immigration History), H-Film (Cinema History), H-Labor (Labor History), H-Local (State and Local History), H-OIEAHC (Colonial and Early American History) H-PCAACA (Popular Culture), H-Pol (United States Political History), H-SHEAR (Early American Republic), H-SHGAPE (Gilded Age and the Progressive Era), H-South (History of the United States South), H-USA (International study of the USA), H-Urban (Urban History), H-West (History and Culture of the North American West and Frontiers) and H-Women (Women's History).

Interroads is an electronic discussion forum for international/comparative perspectives on the study of American culture cosponsored by the Crossroads Project and the ASA International Committee.

Opportunities is a database of calls for papers, conference announcements, sources of funding, and employment. Those interested can sign up for the weekly index of postings by contacting Jeff Finlay.

EAAS-L, the e-mail address for contributions to the American Studies Discussion list for the European Association for American Studies. This list is moderated by Dr. Jaap Verheul of the History Department, Utrecht University. Before contributing, you should first subscribe to the list. To do this, simply send a message, leave the subject box blank, and in the message box write: subscribe eaas-l <your e-mail address>. Only include your e-mail address between the two brackets, not your full name.

Mailbase American Studies. The British American Studies e-mail discussion group.

Home page for AmArt-L, the discussion group for Historians of American art.


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Newspapers, Magazines, Radio and Television

American Journalism Review. Links to hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and other publications online.

Electronic Newsstand. Links to hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and other publications online.

Newspaper Association of America interactive list of American newspapers' home pages.

National daily newspapers: The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA TODAY, and The Chicago Tribune.

TIME Magazine

Newsweek Magazine

Cable networks: CNN and MSNBC

Broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX

PBS On-line. The home page of the Public Broadcasting Service.

National Public Radio (NPR) on-line home page.


Electronic Journals

An increasingly common phenomenon is the electronic journal: either an electronic version of a journal available in conventional printed for, or - more and more common now - a journal which only appears in electronic form.

New Jour, the University of California, San Diego, listing of electronic journals and newsletters.

The American Communication Association's listing of links to electronic journals of various kinds.

Extensive listings of electronic journals, magazines and newspapers of all kinds. Maintained by the Agricultural Biotechnology Center (ABC), a research center located near Budapest.

UnCover searchable database. Over four thousand current citations are added daily. UnCover is a database of current article information taken from seventeen thousand multidisciplinary journals. UnCover contains brief descriptive information about over seven million articles which have appeared since Fall 1988

MUSE. Project Muse provides worldwide, networked, subscription access to the full text of more than forty scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences.

Home page for Connections, an international announcements newsletter designed to foster communication between those interested in American history and culture.

Index of American Quarterly (the journal of the American Studies Association) articles since 1975.

Home page of Diplomatic History, the journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

The Journal of American History home page.

Reviews in American History home page.

The Journal of American Studies home page.

American Diplomacy home page.

American Drama, the journal of the American Drama Institute.

Home page of the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, based at the Department of Theater and Film, University of Kansas.

American Studies in Europe, the on-line version of the Newsletter of the European Association for American Studies.


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Technology and Teaching

There are now also a few papers starting to appear which address more abstract questions concerning the meaning of the World Wide Web and other new technologies (such as CD-Rom) for the study of the United States.

The Crossroads site list of Teaching with Technology resources, including links to essays on practical strategies and problems associated with the use of new technologies in teaching.

The Technology and Learning page of the American Studies Crossroads Project. Offers materials on American Studies syllabi, faculty development and articles on the impact of new technologies on teaching and research in American Studies.

The Crossroads Technology and Learning Workshop. Established in connection with the Summer 1997 'Teaching American Culture and History with Information Technologies' workshop, offers links to a toolbox of materials on the use of the World Wide Web in planning syllabi and teaching strategies, and on pedagogy, as well as a 'virtual workshop.'

Home page of the Electronic Archives for Teaching the American Literatures. Maintained by the Georgetown University American Studies Program. The Electronic Archives contain essays, syllabi, bibliographies, and other resources for teaching the multiple literatures of the United States.

The Teaching Literature with Computers electronic journal, publishes articles giving detailed descriptions of specific uses of computers in the teaching of literature. These articles also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of particular uses of computers and propose ways to improve the use of computers in literature instruction.

The Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities, based at Rutgers University. Offers up-to-date information on continuing conversion of printed and other sources into electronic form.

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