Online Research Resources
- MLA International Bibliography:
http://rzblx10.uni-regensburg.de/dbinfo/detail.php?bib_id=ub_ba&colors=&ocolors=&lett=f&titel_id=76 - the most important bibliography of secondary literature in the field of American literature and culture, covering all areas of the study of literature and languages; produced and maintained by the Modern Language Association.
- Library of Congress:
http://catalog.loc.gov/ - catalog of the largest library in the world, includes free online resources, such as prints, photographs, audio collections, free-access online journals, encyclopedias, and e-book collections (e.g. University of California Press E-Books Collection).
- American Studies Research Engine:
http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=002331999179534190742:qpci9jus7gs - a Google custom search engine searching more than 375 non-commercial American Studies websites.
- American Studies Journals:
http://www.theasa.net/journals/ - online portal for American Studies journals from around the world, featuring tables of contents and abstracts, as well as full access to some articles.
- American Quarterly:
http://www.americanquarterly.org/ - the journal of the American Studies Association (free access from within the Bamberg university network).
- Virtual Library of Anglo-American Culture:
http://aac.sub.uni-goettingen.de/ - online collections of American historical and literary documents, accessible from within German university networks.
- ASLE Ecocritical Library:
https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/ - collection of full text introductions to the field of environmental literary and cultural criticism (ecocriticism), and of full text examples of 19th-century American literature about the natural environment.
Online Collections of Primary Sources
- Library of Congress - American Memory:
https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/updatedList.html - extensive collection of American historical sources, including images, maps, and videos, covering a wide range of topics.
- Making of America:
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/ - collection of full text, fully searchable 19th-century journals, monographs and other documents, focusing on American history, education, psychology, sociology, religion, science and technology.
- Born in Slavery – Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938:
https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/about-this-collection/ - interviews conducted with more than 2,300 former slaves in 1936-1938; also includes 500 photographs.
- Documenting the American South:
http://docsouth.unc.edu/ - collection of documents about the American South, including texts, images and audio files.
Organizations and Institutions
- European Association for American Studies:
http://www.eaas.eu - information on American Studies conferences and publications in Europe, as well as on travel grants. Also offers access to the American Studies Network (ASN) and the EAAS Archive in Wittenberg.
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien:
https://dgfa.de/ - information about American Studies conferences and publications in Germany, research fellowships, travel grants and other support programs (mostly graduate/postgraduate level), and the graduate / postgraduate student network (PGF). Also includes a list of links to online research resources.
- Austrian Association for American Studies::
http://www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/aaas/welcome.html - information about American Studies at Austrian universities and other academic institutions, stipends and prizes, conferences and publications. Also provides a updated list of American Studies organizations in Europe, America, and elsewhere.
- Bayerische Amerika-Akademie:
http://www.amerika-akademie.de/php/pub/main.php - information about America-related conferences, publications, and events in Bavaria, scholarships, fellowships and other BAA support programs (only graduate/postgraduate level), as well as an extensive list of links to institutions and organizations working in the field of American Studies in Germany.
- Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbH:
http://www.amerikahaus.de/ - information about US-related events (readings, lectures, exhibitions, discussion groups, film series) in Munich, as well as extensive information about exchange programs, scholarships, internships etc. for students.
- Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society:
http://www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/index.html - information about events, publications, research and study programs in the area of America’s environmental history and literature.
- Amerikanisches Generalkonsulat München:
https://de.usembassy.gov/de/ - information about working and studying in the US as well as general information about the work of the Consulate General of the United States.
- The German-American Fulbright Commission:
http://www.fulbright.de/ - provides information about German-American travel and exchange scholarships (mostly graduate/postgraduate level; highly competitive).
- Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst:
http://www.daad.de/de/index.html - information about scholarships and grants for studying, teaching, and researching abroad.