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A research guide for Asian American Studies 300: Introduction to Asian American Studies.

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Asian American Studies 300 Welcome

Explore. Dream. Imagine. Ask questions.

Asian American Studies 300
: "This course will engage you in examining the demographic, social, and economic trends and issues confronting contemporary Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We will use the contextual lenses of race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, sexuality, and religion to explore the major issues affecting AAPI communities since the 1960s. Topics include immigration, settlement and adaptation, labor, discrimination and racism, community development, individual and social identity, family and generational issues, education, health, public policy, political participation and activism, media representation, and knowledge and cultural production."

Explore Your Research Topics using a variety of resources:

  • Library catalogs to find books on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) history and communities;
  • Scholarly articles on historical, political, social, and cultural aspects of an AAPI group;
  • The Census website and other statistical sources to find demographic information;
  • Sources to locate business, social services, cultural centers, community-based organizations, place of worship and other sources.
In the class, we will also explore/discuss:
  • Research topics;
  • Search strategies and techniques;
  • Search results evaluation;
  • Citing sources;
  • And how to be creative and resourceful in your research.

Learn and have fun!

Please feel welcome to contact Jie if you have questions, or ask a librarian for Research help.


Jie Tian, Research Librarian, Pollak Library, Cal State Fullerton
Office phone: (657) 278-2569; Email:


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