Asian Studies

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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Handbooks

Country Information

  • EIU Economist Intelligence Unit  provides current and historical economic data and forecasting.
  • globalEdge excellent free site from Michigan State University.  Explore the contents on the left hand side:
             for example:  Select Culture - Culture Crossing Guide is a database of cross-cultural information about every country in the world.                                                              Select Risk - to find the political and business risk rating plus strengths, weaknesses and current trends. 
                                      from the main page look for: US Commercial Service - Country Commercial Guide, Country profile etc.
  • Doing Business and Enterprise Surveys from the World Bank
  • Human development report
  • In addition to the resources listed below, you may wish to consult the U.S. Department of State publications, Background Notes  and the U.S. Department of State. Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs for significant information about Asian governments with links to national government institutions and agencies.

For current news 

For historical newspapers:

Tips for searching newspaper databases.

Use library's home page search tool OMNI, to find books, journal articles, media, and more with a single search.
Also try the Advanced Search.

Key Subject related databases for Journal Articles 

Tips for effective searching -

If you find one relevant article for your research it can lead to other relevant papers by the following:

  1. using the databases, including Summon, look to find all papers & books published by the author or co-authors
  2. Explore the bibliography in the paper for sources
  3. Using Web of Science or Scopus, look for articles that cite the article you found.    Remember, some databases will also list citing articles but those lists are limited to the current database.  The Web of Science and Scopus are more comprehensive, with coverage from multiple databases. 

Journal Ranking   

Journal Citation Reports - Provides evaluation of journals by the impact factor within a given discipline. 

Choose Select Categories and limit by subject areas such as:

  • Business, Finance
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration

 

In addition to the resources listed below, you may wish to consult the U.S. Department of State publications, Background Notes  and the U.S. Department of State. Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs for significant information about Asian governments with links to national government institutions and agencies.

The National Security Archive (George Washington University) 

China

India

Japan

These libraries maintain extensive Southeast Asia library collections. 
Refer to their excellent guides for detailed government information at the local, state, and national levels.

Content last updated: April 23, 2020