Skip to Main Content
Zojo Temple in Shiba by Kawase Hasui, 1925.
See the following research guides for additional sources on Asia.
Citation & Writing Help
Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.
Writing help is available in person and via zoom. You can schedule an appointment online.
Additional information on researching history and on writing.
Starting Points: Books & eBooks
See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.
- By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: cultural revolution china history
- By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations. For example: "promise of the foreign".
- By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations. For example: "dhavan purnima"
Starting Points: Journal Articles
The following research databases will help you identify articles on Asian history. Additional research databases are listed under Articles.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Best database to articles written on modern world history (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe & Latin America from 1450 onward)
Bibliography of Asian Studies This link opens in a new window
Index to publications in English dealing with East, Southeast & South Asia
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Scholarly journals & books in all disciplines
Starting Points - Primary Sources
This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with Asia. Additional sources are listed under the various Primary Sources sections of this guide.