Department and University Resources
- SLU American Studies Graduate Research Advancement Fund
- Journal Publishing and You
- Publishing Chart
- 2010 Ph.D. Program Profile and Alumni/ae Career Survey
- First Year Graduate Student Packet
- Geographic Information Systems Laboratory
The GIS lab provides services and instruction in the application of mapping software and technology to research. The GIS Laboratory also houses a smart classroom instructional environment, equipped with eleven networked Pentium IV workstations, E and A1 photographic quality plotters, compact-disk/digital-video-disc mastery equipment and a common map layout environment. The GIS Laboratory also makes available drafting and meeting facilities for its users.
- Graduate Student Association
The Saint Louis University Graduate Student Association is a member institution of the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students (NAGPS). NAGPS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of graduate and professional student life in the United State of America. The GSA at SLU offers funding to graduate students for conference attendance and participation. For more information, and the minutes from the GSA meetings, check the GSA web site. For the name of the current GSA representative from American Studies, contact the department office.
- Institutional Review Board
The IRB evaluates research projects for the purpose of legal rights and protections of human subjects. While oral histories and interviews are technically "exempt" categories, those students wishing to employ such methods must still file a protocol with the IRB. In response to the slow pace of approval, the university has created a separate IRB for social sciences and humanities.
- Instructional Media Center
The Instructional Media Center (IMC) is organized as a division under Information Technology Services, and oversees all aspects of technology for teaching. The IMC circulates equipment such as TV/VCRs, video and power point projectors, slide and overhead projectors, and audio components. At the IMC, students and faculty can use high resolution digital scanners and printers, slide production gear, video and audio editing equipment, and conference call facilities.
- Office of Research Services
The Research Office at SLU assists scholars seeking news on funding, grant workshops and scholarly works.
- Pius XII Memorial Library
The main library of the university, located at 3650 Lindell Boulevard. The library not only has a sizeable collection of books and journals, but a wide range of information services and databases.
- Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence
The CTE provides a range of services and training for the improvement of classroom instruction, course development, and technology integration. CTE staff also provide teaching portfolio retreats, skills workshops, and a certificate in university teaching. The Technology and Learning Laboratory includes state-of-the-art equipment for classroom instruction, and schedules regular training sessions for faculty and graduate instructors.