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Researching East Asian History
When searching, think about your topic and change your search terms. Don't just search for East Asia (EA) or Northeast Asia (NEA), you will find materials that are broadly about the region, from all time periods.
- What search terms are relevant to your research?
- Use your class readings to help you find more specific terms, or look at a reference work (like an encyclopedia or handbook) for background information and context.
- Choose a geographical area/city to research or specific country (e.g. China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan.)
- Choose a specific time period (e.g. Shang Dynasty, Han Dynasty etc.).
- Were other names for the country, city or region you are interested in used during the time period you are researching?
- Chose a specific person or event.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (EBSCO)
Contains records on all subjects (especially the humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present. The online BAS contains printed volumes of the BAS issued from the 1971 to 1991, as well as entries compiled since then. Various projects have contributed additional records to BAS (among them journals on Southeast Asia dating as far back as 1779).
Gives background information and provides citations for the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects, combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia