Department Resources

Campus Resources

Off Campus Resources

  • The American Studies Association – the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history
  • H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences online) – an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet. The edited lists and web sites publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, discussion for colleagues and the interested public, conference announcements, and job postings.
  • The Library of Congress – the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
  • The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress – preserves and presents American folklife through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, publications, and training
  • American Memory – provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity
  • The Roy Rozensweig Center for History and New Media – brings history to audiences worldwide by collecting born-digital records of the present, archiving documents of the past, and presenting historical exhibits
  • The American Folklife Society – an association of folklorists who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world
  • The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage – dedicated to the collaborative research, presentation, conservation, and continuity of traditional knowledge and artistry with diverse contemporary cultural communities in the United States and around the world

Undergraduate Research

UMBC’s Office of Undergraduate Education encourages undergraduate research and offers several resources to assist students who wish to pursue research efforts at the undergraduate level. Learn more about Undergraduate Research Opportunities such as funding, presenting and publishing your work.