Selected Resources for: Southeast Asia Studies

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Subject Librarian:

Yao Chen

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Asia-Pacific Arts, Culture, History, Language, Religion

Asian-Pacific Social Sciences, Economic Development, Business and Industries, International Relations, Politics

References principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia. Emphasizes materials published since 1971, but has some materials dating from as early as 1779. It is broad, emphasizing the Humanities and Social Sciences, but not comprehensive.

Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.

Find full text articles in academic journals or books on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides articles from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases the latest several years may not be available.

Index to full-text collection of journals in literary theory, classics, history and cultural studies, philosophy, film, theater and performing arts, political science, and mathematics. From Johns Hopkins University Press. The full text of a limited number of individual monographs is also available for titles that the Libraries have purchased. Users can limit their search results to include only the full text content that the University of Minnesota has access to.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Full text database of media outlets, trade publications, news sources and websites that has international coverage. Includes daily newspapers, transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.

Due to licensing restrictions for academic subscriptions, not all of the news sources in Factiva are available. See this list of Excluded Titles. If you need assistance using Factiva, please contact the Journalism Librarian.

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.

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Full-text summaries of foreign newspaper articles, conference proceedings, radio and television broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. Formerly published as FBIS and JPRS Reports.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


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General Reference Sources

Country Studies

The Library of Congress Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.


Full-text available EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier since 2003.

Full-text available through EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier since 1998.

Internet Resources

Open Access Resources

EnvironmentAsia is the international journal published biannually by the Thai Society of Higher Education Institutes on Environment (TSHE). The Journal publishes original research and review papers preferably in English covering all areas of Environmental studies.

Philippines Journals OnLine (PhilJOL) is a service to provide access to Philippine published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship

The Ming Shi-lu (明實錄) (also known as the Veritable Records of the Ming Dynasty) is a collective name for the successive reign annals of the emperors of Ming China (1368-1644). Each of the shi-lu comprises an account of one emperor's reign, and was compiled after that emperor's death on the basis of a number of sources created during the reign. Among the unique materials contained within the Ming Shi-lu (MSL) are a wide range of references to polities and societies which today we consider to be parts of "Southeast Asia".

Vietnam Journals OnLine (VJOL) is a service to provide access to Vietnamese published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship

Web Sites

Established by the University of Pennsylvania Museum, this website was created for the dissemination of scholarship on the archaeology and anthropology of Southeast Asia." Still under development, the site includes Skeletal Datafiles, a Bibliographic Database and coming soon will be a Metallurgical Database and Datafiles. The site requires registration in order to save searches and access other features. A useful site for work in this area.

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