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Asian American Studies: Home

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

Welcome to Research!

Asian American Studies is interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary. Please find more databases related to Asian American Studies here. ASAM intersects with other ethnic studies fields. Please also consult research guides for African American Studies, Chicana & Chicano Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Queer Studies as they relate to your research.

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Research Goals

Explore Research  

  • Identify / define research topics
  • Conduct historical, cultural, or interdisciplinary research
  • Research history, background, and contexts


Identify and Evaluate Sources 

  • Scholarly/peer-reviewed journal article
  • Scholarly book
  • Reference / background Information
  • Primary sources
  • Demographic information

Analyze Research Topics

  • Clarity
  • Specificity 
  • Breadth vs. Specificity 
  • Related concepts, theories, ideas
  • Contexts


Craft Search Strategies 

  • Analyze / focus topics

  • Learn to create effective search strategies

  • Discover subjects and related concepts


Practice the Art and Craft of Research & Writing

  • How to conduct an interview
  • How to conduct a field trip
  • How to write a proposal
  • How to prepare for a presentation
  • How to write a research paper
  • How to email or export citations to EndNote Web
  • How to cite in a specific style format (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)