Arnet, on-line resources for American Studies
On-line resources from the
American Studies Resources Centre at LJMU

Liverpool John Moores University

Discover American Studies: Free interactive CD Rom from BAAS

This CD Rom is designed to provide anyone interested in American Studies with a wealth of information about the range, content and experience of studying America. Discover American Studies also contains details of degree programmes in the UK as well as interviews with students and introductory essays on a variety of topics ranging from American Politics, to film, literature, history and popular music.

To obtain your free copy of this CD, call 0151 231 3241, go to our on-line order form, or email the ASRC at, with your name and full address.

The Internet for American Studies
Internet for American Studies is a free online tutorial to help university students develop their Internet research skills. Learn how to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for your coursework and assignments. It has been designed by Centre Director Bella Adams

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Welcome to ARNet

ARNet – American Resources on the Net – is the official website of the American Studies Resource Centre (ASRC) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. The ASRC provides an educational service to students, teachers and the general public in the UK on all aspects of American culture. The ASRC is staffed by student research assistants under the directorship of Dr Bella Adams and webmaster David Forster. ARNet is fundamental to the ASRC’s educational service, allowing it to disseminate information about American Studies courses, conferences and events. ARNet also provides an annotated list of links to American Studies resources on the internet, covering a range of topics from the environment and education to online publications. ARNet also has its own online publication, which features scholarly articles and book reviews. American Studies Today is published annually in PDF form and is available as part of American Studies Today Online, which is free and features additional material, including longer articles and ‘Letters from New York.’ If you would like to contribute an article and/or a book review, please see our submissions policy. We hope you enjoy ARNet

ARNet is maintained by the American Studies Resources Centre,
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The Bald Eagle which once adorned the first United States Consulate

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The gilded bald eagle which used to adorn the front of the Eagle Pub in Paradise Street, Liverpool, once the site of the first ever United States Consulate, has been restored and found a new home in the Museum of Liverpool. Read the full story here.

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American Studies at Liverpool John Moores University

Study at the Liverpool John Moores University

Why not study for a degree in English with an American Studies focus at Liverpool John Moores University?
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Study in Germany at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its preeminent Master of Arts in American Studies (MAS) program. We would like to ask for your help in making the MAS known to students in your department who might be interested in a graduate program at Germany's oldest university. Click here for a flyer. Further information on the HCA and its MAS program as well as application forms are available at or

Rothermere American Institute

Rothermere American Institute

Apply for a Fellowship at the The Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford
Details are here

The British Association for American Studies exists to promote, support and encourage the study of the United States in the Universities, Colleges and Schools of the United Kingdom, and by independent scholars. It welcomes application forms from all those engaged in or connected with the study of the United States.

RCAS North West Regional Centre for American Studies in the North West
The Regional Centre for American Studies (RCAS) is a new research network established by postgraduate students from the University of Liverpool and the University of Manchester. American Studies researchers work across a broad conceptual and methodological spectrum, which transcends many different and often discrete academic departments. Their aim is to connect the arts and sciences by providing opportunities for the sharing and development of ideas, research skills and methodologies on a regular and structured basis, for those working in American Studies in the North West of England

Researching America
Researching America is the blog for the British Association for American Studies Library and Resources Sub-Committee (BLARS). It contains their collection of reviews, reports and articles related to studying and researching the United States

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