Asian Studies Databases

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Key databases for Asian Studies  
BAS : Bibliography of Asian Studies
References to articles, books and reviews, published internationally from 1971 to the present. It is especially relevant for the humanities and social sciences.
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APECLIT via Informit
References to published and unpublished items dealing with Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and related topics. Australian content
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APA-FT : Australian Public Affairs Full Text via Informit
References to articles on the social sciences and humanities. Includes full text articles from 1994/1995 onwards, from the top 200 journals indexed.

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Journals indexed Australian content
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More databases useful for Asian Studies (A - Z)  
Archives Unbound: 19th Century English-Language Journals from the Far East
This collection provides researchers with six rare English-language journals, five of which were founded by Western missionaries in the Far East in the 19th century, covering a wide range of topics such as East-West communication, Christianity in China and other parts of Asia, and China’s political, economic, and cultural landscape.
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ASIANRES via Informit
A gateway to websites relevant for research on the Asia/Pacific region.
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CAJ : China Academic Journal Full-text Database
Chinese Interface  (please remember to click 退出 after each use)
English Interface  (please remember to click log out after each use)
Search terms must be in simplified Chinese.
Full-text access to Journal articles published in China in all subject areas. The subscription is funded by the China Studies Centre of the University of Sydney.
Note: Some articles have English abstracts. Full-text can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader with simplified Chinese font, or CAJ Viewer which is free to download from the site. Not all fulltext articles are in pdf format.
Cambridge Companions Online
Cambridge Companions are lively introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods. Each provides a systematic critical account of, its topic, eg. Plato, Stravinsky, Jewish American Literature.
Access to Cambridge Companions in Literature and Classics, and the Cambridge Companions in Philosophy, Religion and Culture, and Companions in Music.
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China: Culture and Society, 1793-1980
Over 1,000 pamphlets from the Wason Collection at Cornell. Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929) they are primarliy in English and include works on the Chinese diaspora, foreign relations and settlers in China, missionaries, opium, civil conflict and rebellion. Search all our Adam Matthew databases
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China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 via Adam Matthews
With manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, students are given an incredible insight into the changes wrought upon China during this period.
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Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969 (Archives Direct)
British government Confidential Print files, issued by the Foreign and Colonial Offices, cover the Middle East From Egypt to Afghanistan, from 1839 - 1969.
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Dissertation & Theses Full Text via ProQuest
Major source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Full text is available from 1997 to present.

Note: It contains very large files; may be slow to download off-campus.

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Expanded Academic Index ASAP via Gale
Full text and abstracts to over 1500 multidisciplinary journals.
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Full text newspaper articles and pictures from over 8,000 international newspaper and newswire publications.

For Australian news sources, the Fairfax publications archive includes The Sydney Morning Herald 1986+, Australian Financial Review 1987+, BRW 1989+, and the News Limited archive includes The Australian 1996+.
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Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980 (Archives Direct) via Adam Matthews
The complete British Foreign Office Files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in this period. Eye-witness accounts and detailed reports on life in China, 1949-1976. In depth analysis of the Communist Revolution and all the major figures. Material on the Korean War, the Cold War, US relations and the Cultural Revolution.
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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980 (Sections I, II, and III) (Archives Direct) via Adam Matthews
DO 133, DO 134, FO 371 and FCO 37 files from The National Archives, Kew. Also covers neighbouring South East Asian countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Burma.
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ISEAS eBooks
To search the ISEAS collection, click the top ISEAS tab, or browse via the left-hand Collections & Category tabs
215 eBooks published by the Institute Of Southeast Asian Studies between 2001 and 2009.
Full text of major journals in this field. Does not include the current five years of issues.
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online : Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, British Politics & Society, British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, Corvey Collection of European Literature: 1790-1840,
Asia And The West features primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. These invaluable documents include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more.
The British Politics and Society collection includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the "long" nineteenth century. From Home Office records and papers of British statesmen to working class autobiographies and ordnance surveys, British Politics and Society is a remarkable resource for scholars looking to uncover new connections or explore new directions in understanding 19th century British political and social history

Cross-searchable with ECCO : Eighteenth Century Collections Online via Artemis Primary Sources
Artemis takes users beyond a simple search and retrieve workflow, allowing them to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools. Through intuitive subject-indexing users will discover new material even in the most familiar of content sets.
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Project Muse
Full text of peer-reviewed humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from over 60 scholarly publishers.
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Proquest Newsstand databases
Search a wide range of international and Australian newspapers in ANZ Newsstand, Canadian Newsstand, and Proquest Newsstand. ANZ Newsstand covers Australian and New Zealand newspapers published by Fairfax Australia and News Ltd, AAP newswires and ABC transcripts.
Key titles included: The Age (1/9/1996 - ), The Australian (2001- ), Canberra Times (21/5/2007 -), Courier Mail (Feb 2001 -), Sun Herald (1/9/1996 - ), Sunday Age (1/9/1996 - ), The Sydney Morning Herald (1/8/1996). Content list.
Use Factivafor access to ANZ titles prior to these dates. Australian content
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Scripta Sinica (Han ji dian zi wen xian zi liao ku漢籍電子文獻資料庫)
The Scripta Sinica database contains almost all of the important Chinese classics, especially those related to Chinese history (内容包括經,史,子,集四部,其中以史部为主, 經,子,集部为輔)
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Contains the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Useful for subject and citation searching for any discipline.
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