The library has many class items on "Course Reserve" for a short checkout period (in support of homework completion), as well as items from the AS Bookloan Program. Use the OneSearch "Course Reserves" tab to see if the library has your textbook.
The library has some current textbooks, but not all, on reserve. It depends on whether your instructor placed materials on reserve for student use. Conduct OneSearch by course or instructor. Below is an example of a textbook we have on reserve for ASAM 35.
The library organizes its collection by subject. You can often simply locate a book of a specific subject area. Here are some examples of subject headings and subdivisions under Asian American Studies.
The sheer diversity of the Asian American populace makes them an ambiguous racial category. Indeed, the 2010 U.S. Census lists twenty-four Asian-ethnic groups, lumping together under one heading people with dramatically different historical backgrounds and cultures.
The first Korean adoptees were powerful symbols of American superiority in the Cold War; as Korean adoption continued, adoptees' visibility as Asians faded as they became a geopolitical success story--all-American children in loving white families. In Invisible Asians,
Eileen Tamura, whose earlier book in the Asian American Experience series remains the outstanding study of the Nisei of Hawai‘i, here examines the life and significance of the Hawai‘i Nisei Joseph Yoshisuke Kurihara (1895–1965), who became, for a time, the most notorious Japanese American for his role in fomenting the Manzanar Riot of December 6, 1942, during which American soldiers shot and killed two unarmed incarcerated young men.