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This is a resource guide of interdisciplinary resources for Asian American Studies at Northeastern University.

Asian American Studies

UPDATE: Asian American Center has intern positions for the summer. Work study positions will be in person and shifts will take place at the AAC Annex, located in 405 Ell Hall. The hours for the summer are Monday-Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm, and Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm. Check for more details and complete the Internship interest Form.

Asian American Studies is part of the Asian Studies Program in the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies

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Library Quick Links

Freely Available Magazines

Key Resources

Selected Freely Available Resources


Research Sources

Media Resources
The first one is about Boston Chinatown!

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center video series:
We are not a Stereotype: Breaking Down Asian Pacific American Bias

be/longing: Asian Americans Now
Profiles of Asian American trailblazers from across the country in five stories of belonging and exclusion; resilience and hope; and solidarity in the face of hate.
an Asian Pacific American Center is proud to present We are not a stereotype, a video

Your Librarian

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Christine Oka
270 Snell Library
(617) 373-3316

Streaming Video Collections

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Academic Video Online (AVON) offers videos of interest to a broad range of disciplines. A search for "Asian American" retrieves over 2200 videos!

Many shot videos in this collection include helpful links, such as "What do you mean by the term "'ethnography;?"

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Kanopy provides a broad range of documentaries across the disciplines.  See especially the Global Studies, and Social Sciences areas. Search Asian American for  documentaries and feature films in the collection.

Watch complete videos or create playlists and clips in both Kanopy and AVON.

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Docuseek provides a number of documentaries of interest to International Affairs students, including materials on conflicts, countries, regions, and cultures.For a precise search, use quote marks to find film about "Asian Americans".

NOTE: These subscription media collections require MyNortheastern credentials for access.

Primary Source Images

Library of Congress Collections include: 

Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
Search the collection for photos, prints and drawings.

Other Resources:

JSTOR database also contains images

Densho Encyclopedia has images of documents and photographs.

Open Access Media Collections

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Visit the collection of the Watase Media Arts Center at JANM

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