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  1. I am currently a subscriber to The Encyclopedia of American Studies. Do I need to re-subscribe to the new product?
  2. What are the new features of The Encyclopedia of American Studies?
  3. What is The Encyclopedia of American Studies?
  4. How often is The Encyclopedia of American Studies updated?
  5. What searches are available through The Encyclopedia of American Studies?
  6. How much does a subscription cost?
  7. Are discounts available to individuals, institutions, and subscription agents?
  8. Is online ordering possible for both institutions and individuals?
  9. Is pre-payment required?
  10. Is there a free trial available of this product?
  11. How is access delivered? Will this be via IP authentication or username password?
  12. Will stats be available?

  1. I am currently a subscriber to The Encyclopedia of American Studies. Do I need to re-subscribe to the new product?

    The Encyclopedia of American Studies is now published by The Johns Hopkins University Press and therefore it will be necessary to re-subscribe to the product.

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  2. What are the new features of The Encyclopedia of American Studies?

    In addition to the content available on the previous Encyclopedia of American Studies, the new product will feature a complete redesign, additional search functionality, and quarterly updates that feature new articles and expand the bibliography.

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  3. What is The Encyclopedia of American Studies?

    The Encyclopedia of American Studies brings together a wide range of disciplines related to the history and cultures of the United States, from pre-colonial days to the present. It features broad, synthetic articles covering areas such as history, literature, art, photography, film, architecture, urban studies, ethnicity, race, gender, economics, politics, wars, consumer culture, and global America.

    Interdisciplinary in its coverage of the American experience, this comprehensive reference has been written by hundreds of internationally renowned scholars who present their topics in clear and lively prose.

    With over 660 online, searchable articles and bibliographies, the Encyclopedia of American Studies provides an integrated approach to problems, themes, and issues that cut across disciplinary lines. The breadth and depth of disciplines, topics, and issues featured in this resource support research and study in a wide range of courses and assignments at all levels.

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  4. How often is The Encyclopedia of American Studies updated?

    Quarterly updates guarantee growing coverage into a variety of fields and disciplines.

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  5. What searches are available through The Encyclopedia of American Studies?

    • Boolean operators -- e.g. art NOT architecture
    • Wildcarding -- e.g. America*
    • Quoting -- e.g. "First Aid"
    • Ability to focus the scope of search terms to full-text, title, contributor or bibliography
    • Special search feature that highlights a selected keyword throughout the text
    • 94 searchable biographies (all with bibliographic data)
    • Subject-based browsing on following topics including:
      • Arts and Literature
      • Economics, Business and Labor
      • Education, Libraries and Museums
      • Ethnicity, Race and Religious Cultures
      • Gender and Family
      • National Identity
      • Nature and the Environment
      • Periods and Eras
      • Philosophy
      • Political Science and Law
      • Popular Culture
      • Science, Technology and Medicine
      • Social Movements and Social Reform

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  6. How much does a subscription cost?

    Institutional subscriptions are only $325, with no additional maintenance fees or hidden costs. Institutional subscriptions will run from January-December and can be prorated. No prorating will be available for partial-year subscriptions.

    Individual subscriptions are $325 with no additional maintenance fees or hidden costs. Individual subscriptions are rolling and last 1-year.

    Members of the ASA have access to the encyclopedia as a membership benefit. Simply enter your member log in and password upon request to gain access to the EAS and other useful resources.

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  7. Are discounts available to individuals, institutions, and subscription agents?

    Current Project MUSE subscribers and institutions that subscribe to American Quarterly receive a 15% first year discount. Orders received through a recognized subscription agent receive a 5% discount. Discounts for individual subscriptions are not offered. Members of the American Studies Association (ASA) receive access to EAS as a benefit to membership. Consortia discounts are not offered. However, arrangements may be available for orders for multiple institutions. For additional information contact William M. Breichner at wmb@press.jhu.edu.

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  8. Is online ordering possible for both institutions and individuals?

    Institutions can fill out an online subscription form at http://www.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/institutional_order.cgi. Individuals can purchase immediate access via credit card at https://www.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/order.cgi?oc_id=1216.

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  9. Is pre-payment required?

    Institutions have 30 days to fulfill payment.

    Individual subscriptions require credit card prepayment.

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  10. Is there a free trial available of this product?

    Institutions can register for a free, 45-day trial for any or all of these products. Please go to http://www.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/references_trial.cgi to sign up.

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  11. How is access delivered? Will this be via IP authentication or username password?

    Institutional subscription will be via IP authentication.

    Individual subscriptions require a username and password.

    For more information, see our Technical FAQ

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  12. Will stats be available?

    Yes, COUNTER-compliant usage reports are available for institutional subscribers only and allow you to track activity according to the most current standard available. The statistics are available monthly on the 14th. Institutions may access the usage statistics at any time, seven days a week at http://www.press.jhu.edu/references/stats.

    For more information, see our Technical FAQ.

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