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Asian Studies

This is a guide to research resources for east and south Asian studies.

Books containing primary texts

To locate books which contain primary texts search Your topic and the word "sources" Use advanced search option so that you can limit "sources" to the subject field.   for example:  Buddhism and sources

Primary Texts Collections

  • Center for Research Libraries -The Library is a full member of the Center for Research Libraries and as such our students, faculty and staff have access to the five million volume collection of the Center. This includes a strong collection for Asian studies.  There are a number of digital collections: 

Chinese pamphlets: Political communication and mass education in the early period of the People's Republic of China

Digital South Asia Library 

South Asia Materials

Southeast Asia Materials

See Microfilming of Indian Publications Project for more information and a searchable web catalog.

  • Official Publications of India  -  Government Publications related to pre and post-Independence South Asia - searches collections held at University of Chicago and the British Library
  • Canada and Asia: guide to archive and manuscript sources in Canada: Call Number: CD 3622 A2 N86 1999  Location