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Asian Studies

This is a guide to research resources for east and south Asian studies.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan - 9 vols. + supplement: DS 805 K64 1983  Location

The Canadian Encyclopedia - see articles "Chinese" "Japanese Canadians" "Koreans" etc.

Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics: E 184 A1 E574 2000  Print copy Location
- vol. 1 African Americans and Asian Americans

 Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples: also available in print   FC 104 E63 1999 Location


South Asian Religions in the Americas: an annotated bibliography of immigrant religious traditions: BL 1055 F44 1995 Location

Chinese Religion in Western Languages: a comprehensive and classified bibliography of publications in English, French and German through 1980 ( BL 1802 T545 1985)  Location
- see Part II section 41 "Overseas Chinese" and Part III section 20 "Taiwan and overseas"
- note updated by Chinese Religions
- 1995 to present available online as Bibliography of Western Language Publications on Chinese Popular Religion 

Sikhism and the Sikhs : an annotated bibliography - see chapter "Sikhs Abroad" (BL 2018 R34 1989) Location

Canada and Asia: guide to archive and manuscript sources in Canada: CD 3622 A2 N86 1999 v.1-2  Location

Asian American Studies : an annotated bibliography and research guide: E 184 O6 A85 1989  Location

A bibliography of Canada's peoples 1980 - 1989  - see Supplement volume for listing of works by ethnic group

Canadian ethnic groups bibliography  FC 104 C34 1974   Location 

Ethnic and native Canadian literature: a bibliography: PS 8089.5 M5 M572 1990   Location

Comprehensive bibliography of Overseas Chinese studies


Academic Articles on East Asian Canadians/Americans

  • Academic Search Complete - full-text for over 2,600 scholarly journals; indexes over 5,000 journals
  • American History and Life - major index to articles on American and Canadian history
  • ATLA Religion Database
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies - major index to Asian studies journals from 1971 to the present.
  • Canadian Periodical Index - indexes Canadian and international periodicals with an emphasis on mainstream and academic titles
  • CBCA Complete (Canadian Business and Current Affairs Databases) - comprehensive coverage of all subject areas with a Canadian focus
  • Ebrary - over 30,000 books full-text
  • Electronic HRAF - Updates the microform HRAF (Human Relations Area Files) collection. Each year, the Electronic HRAF is enhanced with the conversion of selected full-text files from the microform collection. The microfilm collection contains a wealth of material for Asia; over 19,000 pages of text for China, over 6,000 for Korea. Eventually all microform files will be converted to electronic format. Currently the Electronic HRAF contains the full-text of documents for approximately 40 cultures, including Chinese Canadians (6 documents), Chinese Americans (16 documents) and Korean Americans (17 documents).
  • JSTOR - full-text searchable archive of over 242 journals, coverage begins at the start of each journal and stops with 3-5 years of the present.
  • MLA International Bibliography - literature and folklore material 1963 to date
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) - indexes political, economic and social issues in current debate. Full-text is provided for approximately 15% of articles indexed
  • Population Index - provides author, subject and geographic access to journals and books on all aspects of population studies (fertility, migration etc.) Covers works published from 1986 to 2000.
  • SASI: The Southeast Asian Serials Index
  • Sociological Abstracts - sociological articles published 1974 to date
  • SocIndex with Fulltext - full-text of 600 journals covering all aspects of Sociology.
  • Web of Science - includes Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index


Primary Sources

Newspaper articles

Biographical Sources

 American ethnic literatures: Native American, African American, Hispanic American and Asian American writers and their backgrounds: PS 153 M56 P43 1992  Location

Asian American playwrights: a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook: also available in print  PS 338 A74 A85 2002  Location