Welcome to the research guide for Interdisciplinary Research in American Studies. The resources in this guide are designed to help you make this class a success.
See below for course information and resources for publishing your research.
Where to Publish
If you write an article for your class project, you need to consider where to publish.
Here, find the information for Civitas, a journal published by NWOSU. Also see the MLA Directory of Periodicals, which indexes a wide range of journals, complete with their publication information and submission details.
The peer-reviewed journal Civitas is published here at NWOSU. You can see the full text of past issues by following the link.
Civitas is an annual, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publishing venue aimed at promoting scholarship concerning the humanities and social sciences as they relate to citizenship matters.
The MLA Directory of Periodicals, produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), provides detailed information on thousands of journals and book series in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, film, rhetoric and composition, and folklore.
The following can help you start your research.
Because of the eclectic nature of this field of research, the resources recommended below are extremely cursory. See the Library Resources tab for more extensive lists of suggested materials.
Humanities International Complete provides the full text of hundreds of journals, books, and other published sources from around the world.
JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students.We subscribe to three multidisciplinary collections through JSTOR. Select See more info to learn about these collections.
Covers literature, film, popular culture, photography, and the visual arts. Attention is also given to history, the social sciences, and politics, particularly insofar as these fields impact on cultural texts.
Goal is to promote better understandings of the North American region; topics can be political, economical, historical, and cultural considerations on the area.
- Critical and Comparative Perspectives on American Studies byISBN: 9781443898034Publication Date:
This volume explores the convergences and divergences of American studies today and, more specifically, investigates how this discipline might be approached. Drawing on a wide range of perspectives, the essays brought together here address concerns related to the role and capacity of American studies in the early 21st century, amidst alarming circumstances of environmental, economic, and educational degradation in a world characterized by a transnational flux of people, money, and cultures.
- The Myths that Made America: An Introduction to American Studies byISBN: 9781322079165Publication Date:
This essential introduction to American studies examines the core foundational myths upon which the nation is based and which still determine discussions of U.S.-American identities today.
American Studies at Northwestern
These links will take you to official NWOSU university pages.
The departments within the school offer a total of fifteen majors and twenty minors at the undergraduate level and a master of arts in American studies at the graduate level.
The Department of Social Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department consisting of degree programs in criminal justice (law enforcement and corrections), global studies, history, political science, public administration, social science education, and sociology.
If you are interested in furthering your higher education at Northwestern, we offer master’s degree programs in education, counseling psychology, general psychology, and American studies—and one doctorate program in Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP online).
American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree with coursework coming from the fields of agriculture, education, English, history, mass communication, political science, sociology, and theatre.
An institute, associated with the Department of Social Sciences, to promote research and maintain an archival collection.