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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
Asia-Pacific Arts, Culture, History, Language, Religion
Asian-Pacific Social Sciences, Economic Development, Business and Industries, International Relations, Politics
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains nearly 900,000 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.
The most important 100+ periodicals in Asian Studies or on Asia as identified by the BAS staff are indexed as soon as they are published for immediate inclusion in BAS. The total number of indexed journals is many times that amount. Selected Asia-related citations from many other journals are also included when applicable. In addition, various special projects have contributed numbers of additional records to the database (among them journals on Southeast Asia dating as far back as 1779).
BAS also includes citations to Western-language chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften, and more.
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.
The largest searchable database in Japan with over 7 million records. In addition to the zasshi kiji sakuin (Japanese Periodicals Index) since 1975, this database includes a wide range of scholarly, general interest, business, and sports periodicals. The database permits searches by keyword, author, publication title, or publisher. It does not provide full-text access.
NOTE: MagazinePlus requires that U of MN users sign a user's agreement with staff at Wilson Library. Please visit the Reference Desk on the first floor of Wilson Library to sign the agreement and get the URL for accessing MagazinePlus.
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.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
Seven basic bibliographies.
General Reference Sources
Dissertations and Theses
1861 - present (Doctoral dissertations)
1962 - present (Masters theses). Description: Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988.
Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally.
The database connects you to multiple resources including Japanese and English language dictionaries for modern and classical terms, historic chronology, general encyclopedias, news, Japanese names and biographies, business quarterly reports, law dictionaries, and multimedia. Searches can be done in English or Japanese with results in either language depending on what resources were searched. Advanced and multiple term searches are available.
-Keywords: search encyclopedias/dictionaries collectively with "onelook" option or search by pen name, derivative, title, index, or full text
-Display: tile of article in English and Japanese, source, excerpt, and option to read more
-False hits: will not provide accurate results if words are misspelled or suggest corrections, to narrow hits use feature to link terms together or choose which resources should be searched.
Note: Limited number of simultaneous users. Please log out after use.
Covering the history of this group, the book has three parts: An historical overview, chronology and dictionary of terms/issues.
"Genron" is an English-based web portal for critical discourse in Japan managed by Genron Co., Ltd. Intimately coordinated with Shisouchizu beta, the journal published in Japanese by Genron Co., Ltd since 2010, it will present ambitious and cutting-edge articles translated into English that capture the "here and now" in Japan and its society.
Gateways & Megasites
Online newspaper resource covering Yomiuri shinbun (1874 to the present: image format from 1874 to 1989; full text 1986 to the present)and the English edition, Daily Yomiuri (Sept. 1989 to the present). Both newspapers are searchable by article, keyword, subject category, and issue. Charts and photographs are not included. Also includes biographical information on 26,000 people. Note: Limited number of simultaneous users. Please log out after use.
COMING SOON--The project aggregates a group of visual materials including film, photograph, poster, and slides, centered on the theme of propaganda and its promotion through popular media from China, Japan and Korea. These unique visual resources can be accessed online for authorized users.
Videos and Films
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Electronic Journal Titles
Asian Ethnology is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the promotion of scholarly research on the peoples and cultures of Asia. It began in China as Folklore Studies in 1942 and is now published semi-annually at Nanzan University in Japan
The Japan Times is Japan's oldest English language newspaper and the country's only independent English-language newspaper today. The digital archive allows you to search the full text of all issues of The Japan Times published between March 1897 and 2015.
A newspaper database for Asahi shinbun containing 8 million articles (as of January, 2009) published from 1879 to present. Also includes articles from the weekly magazines Aera and ShuÌ„kan Asahi, and from the annual new-word dictionary ChiezoÌ„.
Primary Source Materials