Skip to main content

ASIA 495: PacRim Independent Experiential Study Project, 2017-2018: Top Academic Resources

Using the Library When Abroad:  Top Tips

  • Link to subscription-based library resources from the Collins Library website so that you can sign in as a University of Puget Sound student.  For example, to access JSTOR, go to , rather than
  • Collins Library research librarians are available to help you with your research!  You can email the liaison librarian for Asian Studies or any of the other liaison librarians.  If you're not sure who to contact, just send your email to and we'll make sure that it gets to the right librarian. With enough advance notice, we also can Skype with you!
  • Interlibrary loan services remain available to you no matter where you are in the world!  In your requests, be sure to indicate that you are on the PacRim program.  If we have an article available in print format in the library, we'll scan it for you and upload it to your ILLiad account.  If we have a print book here in the library, we can scan up to five percent of it (limitations are due to copyright laws) and also upload it to ILLiad.

Online Reference Resources

These online reference databases are extremely helpful for identifying theoretical frameworks in the disciplines, as well as basic historical background. Use the bibliographies in these to track down scholarly sources!

Ebook Collections

More ebooks can be found by searching Primo and limiting your results to ebooks!

Top Academic Resources

The following databases will help you identify academic (peer-reviewed) sources. 

For more country-specific resources, navigate to the additional tabs on this library guide. 
For additional discipline-specific resources, go to the appropriate subject guide page and look under the "Articles" tab.

Interim Associate Director

Peggy Burge's picture
Peggy Burge
Collins Library 119

Images, News, and Film Collections