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A Guide to East Asian Studies

Research Guide for East Asian Studies

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Most Used Databases

  • Academic Search Complete (1975-present)
    Indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971-present)
    References to western-language monographs, articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971.

  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest) (1861-present)
    The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions since 1861, updated monthly. View 24-page previews of dissertations and theses. Abstracts included from July 1980; abstracts for masters theses beginning Spring 1988. Note: not all universities require doctoral candidates to submit their dissertations into this database. Include other sources for the most comprehensive searching. Learn more about this database
    Note: You cannot request full-text of dissertations or theses via ILLiad from within the database; you can only order them using your own credit card. To request via ILLiad, log in to ILLiad, click on Request a Thesis, and fill out the form.
  • Dissertations & Theses @ Washington University in St. Louis (1996-present)
    Full-text. Citations and abstracts of dissertations and theses submitted by Washington University and published in UMI's Dissertation Abstracts database. View 24-page previews of dissertations and theses, and download the full text. Learn more about this database

    Full-text. Journal index. JSTOR consists of the complete back runs of almost 500 journal titles, from whenever each title began publication to a point 3 or 5 years ago.

  • LexisNexis Academic
    Contains full-text news, business, legal, and reference information sources. Newspapers included in the service are updated several times daily, newswires hourly. Learn more about this database or view an online tutorial

  • MLA International Bibliography
    Modern Language Association database provides citations to scholarly articles, dissertations, and collected works in literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from over 4,000 journals and series published worldwide.

  • Proquest Dissertations & Theses see
    Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest) (1861-)

  • Project MUSE
    Full-text, journal index. About 100 scholarly journals, most recent 3-5 years. Journals can be searched individually, in groups, or all together.