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ASIAN STUDIES: SUBJECT GUIDE: Articles

Starting points for research in Asian Studies.

E-Journal Collections

These e-journal collections provide access to many journals in the field of Asian Studies, but they are limited in scope and coverage compared to subject databases.  In most cases, it's better to search subject databases to identify articles, and then use Primo Search to access the materials in these e-journal collections.

Europa World Plus

The online version of the Europa World Year Book and the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. The Yearbook covers political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories, while the Surveys provide in-depth, expert analysis at the regional, sub-regional and country level.

Recommended Subject Database for Asian Studies

From the Association for Asian Studies the database contains  records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.  The BAS includes citations to Western-language periodical articles, monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings and anthologies.

Interdisciplinary Databases (The Big Ones)

Search Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts covers all aspects of world history from 1450 to the present.  Use this database to find articles, essays and books on Asian history.

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What's a secondary source?

In secondary sources, authors analyze and interpret primary source materials. 

Secondary sources can be scholarly or popular.  Scholarly sources (sometimes called "academic" or "peer-reviewed" sources) are written by and for experts and typically include bibliographies and citations.  Popular sources are written for a general, non-expert audience and can be authored by anyone.