This subject covers: historical and contemporary perspectives on the Asian-American experience. Other related topics are: History, United States and Sociology (general aspects).
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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective searches nearly 1200 of the most important journals in these subject areas. Updated, uniform subject headings facilitate your search, with the original subject headings also provided. Subjects Covered Include: Addiction Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Community Health & Medical Care, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, Geography, Gerontology, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Minority Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Planning & Public Administration, Policy Sciences, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Welfare, Religion and Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies.
The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
Includes information on and about Asian American writers who now live in Canada or the United States or who have spent significant time in these countries or who have written about the experiences of Asians in the US and Canada.
A comprehensive bibliography which provides a good starting place for research in this area.
This bibliography covers the period of 1900-1986.
General Reference Sources
This almanace covers significant issues, trends, events, etc., for over 20 Asian American ethnic groups.
"This reference work celebrates the contributions of 166 distinguished Asian Americans. Most people profiled are not featured in any other biographical dictionary on noted Asian Americans. The Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, Korean Americans, South Asian Americans (from India and Pakistan), and Southeast Asian Americans (from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam) profiled in this work represent more than 75 fields of endeavor. From historical figures to figure skater Michelle Kwan, this work features both prominent and less familiar individuals who have made significant contributions in their fields. A number of the contemporary subjects have given exclusive interviews for this work."
Includes over 200 biographies on key figures, both contemporary and deceased.
Edited by Huping Ling and Allan Austin. Armonk, NY, Sharpe, 2010. This two-volume encyclopedia "offers coverage of the arts, culture, community, education, family, gender, marriage, occupation, and work of more than twenty national-origin groups, both historically and in contemporary American society."
Covering the history of this group, the book has three parts: An historical overview, chronology and dictionary of terms/issues.
Handbooks and Manuals
Gateways & Megasites
"The Association for Asian American Studies was founded in 1979 for the purpose of advancing the highest professional standard of excellence in teaching and research in the field of Asian American Studies; promoting better understanding and closer ties between and among various sub-components within Asian American Studies." The site includes a good set of links as well as other useful information.
A searchable directory of resources from UCLA's Asian American Studies Center.
Library Web Sites
A global collaborative project which provides access in bibliographic and in hypertext terms to networked scholarly documents, resources and information systems concerned with or relevant to Asian Studies.
By Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD. Published by the Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center, 2011. An update to the key bibliography for this area. This opens to the pdf bibliography.
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Electronic Journal Titles
An interdisciplinary journal which focuses on Asian American issues.
Each year this journal publishes a bibliography of known titles relevant to research in this area. Topics include: "Contemporary Politics and Social Movements," "Culture Literature and Folklore," "Family Relations," and "Identity and Assimilation." The bibliography usually appears in the December issue of each volume.
Statistics and Data
A summary and tabular presentation on population information based on the 2000 US Census. Topics include geographic distribution, marital status, family and household type, labor force status, educational attainment, occupation, earnings, etc.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
University of Minnesota
Related U of M Web Sites
The Asian American Studies began to offer a minor for undergraduate students, beginning fall semester 2003. This page links you to faculty, course information and related links.
The Web page for the American Studies department at the University. "American Studies is the interdisciplinary study of American culture(s). Students at the University of Minnesota are trained to study U.S. cultures and their interactions. Students and faculty work in a variety of academic specialties, including literature, history, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, art history, urban studies, political science, women's studies, and the history of science. In addition, the Department of American Studies maintains a strong commitment to multicultural scholarship."
The IHRC collects, preserves, and makes available archival and published resources documenting immigration and ethnicity on a national scope. These materials are particularly rich for ethnic groups that originated in eastern, central, and southern Europe and the Near East -- those who came to this country during the Great Migration that gained momentum in the 1880s and peaked in the first decades of the 20th century.