East Asian Studies Research Guide

4. Journal Literature

Indexes and Databases

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOHOST): is a multi-disciplinary database containing citations and abstracts from over 4,500 scholarly publications (journals, magazines and newspapers). Full text is available and searchable for more than 3,500 of the publications. Most complete coverage begins in the 1990s, and the file is updated daily.

Alt-Press Watch: a full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent presses. Serves a broad spectrum of subjects including arts, media and popular culture, business and labor studies, education, environmental studies and ecology, global studies, history, journalism, literary and critical studies, political science, government and public policy, social science and more.

Bibliography of Asian Studies: the standard, best-known index for Western-language publications in the field of East, South, and Southeast Asian Studies. The online version contains citations to articles from the 100 most-used journals in Asian studies. Covers from 1971 to the present.

A tip for using the online Bibliography of Asian Studies: To get fast access to a wide range of topics (from Anthropology & Sociology to Science & Technology and much more) about a particular East Asian country, click on Browse the BAS by Country-Subject.

For earlier coverage please see the printed:

Cumulative bibliography of Asian studies, 1941-1965: subject bibliography.
Harvard-Yenching: Ref (W) DS5.A87 1970x
Harvard-Yenching: Ref (W) D5.A87 1969x
Widener: RR 3910. 10

Cumulative bibliography of Asian studies, 1941-1965: author bibliography.
Harvard-Yenching: Ref (W) DS5.A87 1969x
Widener: RR 3910. 11

Bulletin of Far Eastern bibliography, 1936-40.
Harvard-Yenching: (W) DS504.5.Z99 B85x
Widener: Ch 144.7

Bibliography of Chinese Studies, 1982+: a list of selected articles on China in Chinese, English, and German, grouped by broad subject, with author index. Continues: Deutsche Fernostbibliographie, 1979-1983.
Harvard-Yenching: (W) DS706.Z99 B52x Library has: 1992
Widener: WID-LC DS706.Z99 B52x
Widener: WID-LC DS504.5.Z99 D48x

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO): is designed to be a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from non-governmental organizations, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. At least 400 working papers, 40-50 papers presented at conferences, and 10-12 complete books are added, cross-indexed, and archived annually. It also has more than 160 links to international affairs centers, institutes, and resources; U.S., international, and foreign government sites; environmental studies Web pages; and news media services. Please note: to access CIAO, you must use Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.2 or later.

EIU Country Reports: provide quarterly analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in nearly 200 countries. Included in each Country Report is a detailed review and analysis of political and economic events, a compilation of the latest economic indicators as well as a 12-24 month political outlook and economic projection. Annual Country Profiles include statistical tables covering five years of the main macroeconomic indicators.

Ethnic NewsWatch: a full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press from 1960 to present.

Index Sinicus: a catalogue of articles relating to China in periodicals and other collective publications, by John Lust, 1920-1955.
Harvard-Yenching: Ref (W) DS706.L87 1964x
Harvard-Yenching: Ref (W) DS706.L87 I6 1964x
Widener: RR 3944. 1

Index to English language periodical literature published in Korea, 1890-1940.
Harvard-Yenching: (W) FW80 Microfilm
Harvard-Yenching: Harvard Depository (W) AI3.E4 1965
Widener: WID-LC AI3.E4 1960a

Index to English periodical literature published in Korea, 1945-1966.
Harvard-Yenching: (W) DS902.Z99.H36 1967x

ISI Emerging Markets: provides current, comprehensive country and company information from more than 500 sources for emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East-North Africa. Arranged by country, this resource includes country profiles; macroeconomic statistics, forecasts, and analysis; reports on financial markets, companies and industries; exchange rates; analyst reports; and business news. Some text and spreadsheet information is downloadable into Microsoft Word and Excel. The file is updated daily.

ISI Web of Science: a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Includes book reviews.

JSTOR Asian Studies: full content of 16 journals in Asian studies, in some cases covering as far back as 1843.

MLA Bibliography: a good place to look for citations to journal articles on literature, language, and linguistics.

Orientalische Bibliographie, 1887-1926: covers literature on Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, listed under broad subjects with author index. Book reviews in the Recensionen section, authors of books reviewed included in author index.
Harvard-Yenching: (W) PJ5.O5x (1887-1911) Harvard Depository
Widener: Ind L 6.12

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International: indexes public policy literature, with emphasis on contemporary issues and the making and evaluating of public policy. Worldwide in scope.

Periodicals Index Online: an index to the contents of thousands of journals in the humanities and social sciences, from the 18th century to the present. Includes book reviews for pre-1995 books.

Revue bibliographique de sinologie, 1955- . Articles and books abstracted in French or English. Classified arrangement with author and proper name/subject indexes.
Harvard-Yenching: (W) DS734.95.R49x Latest issue with current periodicals
Widener: Ch 5.90

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Full-Text Electronic Journals

Find the searchable, full-text of these journals at each link. Please note that for some journals different years of coverage appear under different names.

Asia Pacific Business Review (2001-)
Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law (2000-)
Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2001-)
Asia Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law (2000-)
Asian Economic Journal (1997-)
Asian Ethnicity (2000-)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology (1998-)
Asian Music (JSTOR) (1968-)
Asian Perspectives (2000-)
Asian Studies Review (1998-)
Asian Survey (JSTOR) (1961-)
Asian Theatre Journal (2000-)
Far Eastern Quarterly (JSTOR) (1941-1956)
Far Eastern Survey (JSTOR) (1935-1961)
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (2001-)
Journal of Asian Economics (1990-)
Journal of Asian Studies (JSTOR) (1956-)
Journal of East Asian Archaeology (2000-)
Journal of East Asian Linguistics (1997-)
Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (2000-)
Modern Asian Studies (JSTOR) (1967-)
Modern Asian Studies (1998- )
Philosophy East and West (2000-)
Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique (1999-)

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