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Hist./EALC 120: East Asian Civilizations (Sections AD1, AD3, AD6)

Library Contacts

Celestina Savonius-Wroth
Assistant Professor, University Library/ Head, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library/ Librarian for History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, History Librarian, Religious Studies Librarian, and Newspaper Librarian, National Digital Newspaper Program Co-P.I.
Bioethics, Buddhism, Ethics, Genealogy, Hinduism, History, History & Philosophy of Science & Medicine, Jewish Studies, Newspapers, Philosophy, Religion

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1. Analyzing a Topic

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2. Search Queries in Library Databases

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Key Resources

JSTOR: The full text of over 2,500 scholarly journals, with coverage back to the first issue for each, in some cases as far back as the 17th century. Recent issues of most journals in this database are embargoed by journal publishers, so to be certain you are also identifying the most recent publications, use an article index like Historical Abstracts.

Historical Abstracts: Journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on all aspects of world history, excluding North America, from 1450. Includes links to the full text of some articles. 1954-present.

Bibliography of Asian Studies: Multi-disciplinary. Indexes journal articles, books, and book chapters, principally in Western languages on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia. Indexes publications from 1971-present.