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An interdisciplinary guide to Asian Studies Resources at Loyola University Chicago.
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Asian Studies at Loyola

Find Books

  • Pegasus Online Catalog
    Find books, journal titles, a/v materials, e-books, dissertations and all materials owned by Loyola Libraries.
  • WorldCat
    All material cataloged by OCLC member libraries.

Handbook of Oriental Studies (hdo)

Handbook of Oriental Studies (hdo)
Scholarly reference works, bibliographic works and research tools pertaining to the political, economic, and social history of the Near and Middle East, encompassing studies of religions, the sciences, archaeology (including Egyptology) and linguistics. The Libraries have a print standing order to this series.  The link will take you to the catalog records for each volume in our WorldCat Local database.

Selected Web Sites

  • AsiaMedia: Media News Daily
    AsiaMedia is a daily electronic publication that delivers news about all aspects of the media in Asia, including its role in regional and national economies, societies, and political debate.
  • Japan Focus
    Explores the Asian-Pacific world through journalism and scholarship.

Featured Collections

  • Digital South Asia Library
    The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users.
  • CRL Resources on China  
    Highlights collections at the Center for Research Libraries that are available to Loyola University students, faculty, and staff.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
    This vital resource contains close to 688,000 references to books, journal articles, individually-authored monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc., published from 1971 until the present day.

Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Databases

Please search these databases in addition to the Bibliography of Asian Studies (featured above) when looking for articles to support work in Asian Studies.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Provides indexing in wide range of academic areas including business, social sciences, humanities, general academic, general science, education and multi-cultural issues.
  • Access World News
    Provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international newspapers.
  • America: History & Life
    Finds journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations published on the American and Canadian history.
  • Anthropological Plus
    A combined search of Harvard University's Anthropological Literature database and the United Kingdom's Anthropological Index.
  • ArtAbstracts Fulltext
    Covers the world of the arts from architecture to video, including art publications worldwide and serves as a comprehensive record of art reproductions that appear in the indexed publications.
  • ATLA Religion Index
    A comprehensive reference database designed to support religious and theological scholarship in graduate education and faculty research.
  • Film & Television Literature Index
    A bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada).
    A collection of electronic full-text journals. Titles are usually covered from their first issue, excluding only the most recent 2-5 years.
  • Lexis-Nexis
    Database of news, business and legal information.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Indexes critical literary and language scholarship from journals and serials published worldwide, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Indexes journals covering all facets of sociology and related disciplines including anthropology, criminology, demography, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology, and urban studies.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.

More Reference Sources

  • Asian American History & Culture: An Encyclopedia
    With overview essays and more than 400 A-Z entries, this exhaustive encyclopedia documents the history of Asians in America from earliest contact to the present day. Organized topically by group, with an in-depth overview essay on each group, the encyclopedia examines the myriad ethnic groups and histories that make up the Asian American population in the United States.
  • Asian Population in the United States
    U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Berkshire Encyclopedia of China (5 vols.)
    Modern and historic views of the world's newest and oldest global power.
  • Brill's Encyclopedia of China
    Encyclopedia coverage of China from its early beginnings, with a clear focus on the modern period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 21st century. Arranged in alphabetical order, it covers the history, geography, society, economy, politics, science, and culture of China. All contributions are written by an international team of European, Asian, Australian and American experts, carefully selected from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines.
  • dHRAF World Cultures
    Contains more than a quarter of a million pages of full-text descriptive information on the cultures of the world. Indexed by culture and subject.
  • Europa World Year Book
    First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
    Contains 8,000 to 12,000 word essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns.
  • Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2007
    he Yearbook presents data compiled from global sources maintained by United Nations agencies and other international organizations."

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