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AMST 591: Seminar in American Studies

This guide is for students in Penn State Harrisburg's AMST 591: Seminar in American Studies taught by Dr. Jeffrey Tolbert. It includes numerous scholarly resources, search tips, and other tools needed to develop a thesis or dissertation project.

Welcome to the AMST 591 Course Guide

Welcome to the library guide for AMST 591: Seminar in American Studies. This guide has been developed to help students succeed in Dr. Jeffrey Tolbert's course, which prepares graduate students for their thesis or dissertation work as part of the American Studies Program in the School of Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg.  This course guide is offered as a starting point for research in areas that focus on folk and popular culture, history and politics, society and ethnography; regional, urban, and environmental studies, public heritage, and museum studies.  It should be used in conjunction with other library research guides, which are listed below, such as AMST 500: Theory and Methods, African American History, Art History, Asian American Studies, Film-Video Studies, LGBT Studies, Music, Pennsylvania History, and other related topics.

Click on the buttons on the left-hand side of the page to see the library's resources that will help you to complete assignments in this course.

If you need more help using the library, contact Heidi Abbey Moyer, hna2@psu.edu, Archivist and Humanities Reference Librarian and Faculty Liaison Librarian to the School of Humanities.

Research Guides (Broad Topics in American Studies

Additional Research Guides (Specific Topics in American Studies)