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Asian Studies

Bibliography of Asian studies

Contains over 700,000 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia and published worldwide from 1971 to the present. Includes citations to Western- language periodical articles, monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and festschriften, etc. Selected journals have retrospective indexing back to 1779. Users can search, browse by journal title or country-subject

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1971-present
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Citation + BU Info Links

Cambridge histories online

Provides online, searchable access to the well-known Cambridge History series. This series provides excellent essays on all aspects of history from classical to medieval to modern, including histories of science, religion, language, economics, the book, publishing, theater, literature, warfare, music, philosophy, politics, and regional studies. Scholarly, authoritative; includes bibliographies for further study. Cambridge University Press

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All dates
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China : trade, politics & culture

Access primary source, English-language materials on China's relations with the world from the late 18th century through the mid 20th century. Papers, reports, and correspondence of diplomatic missions to China from the earliest contacts through the Nixon-era; records of the governing body of foreign trade with China (Chinese Maritime Customs Service); missionary periodicals detailing religious and cultural contacts; personal papers, diaries, and correspondence; maps, illustrations, and photographs. Search by keyword or advanced search; limit by document type, region, or date. Contextual essays and a video introduction provide additional information. Adam Matthew Digital. Primary Source

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1793-1980
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Full Text

China and the modern world

Access the full-text of primary source material from the early 19th through the mid-20th century on Chinese education, politics, economy, Christianity, and science/ technology. Consists of two collections: 1) English- language magazines and journals on missions, Chinese history and culture, literature, and the development of Christian education in China; 2) Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China documenting trade, international affairs, and includes reports on the historical events of the time - wars, insurrections, opium trade, and government. Includes essays by scholars providing background to the documents, photos, and other archival materials in the collection. Keyword and advanced search with limits to collection, publication date, content type, and language (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese). Primary source. Gale

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1817-1949
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Full Text

Cross-national time-series data archive

A product of the State University of New York (Binghamton), the Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive provides ranges of annual data from 1815 to the present for many countries. Data would be useful to researchers in political science, sociology, economics, business, education, history, and communications (data sets on telegraphs and computer usage are included). The data elements have been collected at regular intervals which allow users to look at what has changed over time

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Varies
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Digital national security archive

Provides digital access to 35 collections of declassified government documents from World War II to 2010. This resource's more than 80,000 documents form a collection of government sources unsurpassed in providing primary source information concerning world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions. In addition to the documents the database includes overviews, bibliographies, chronologies, glossaries, and photographs. The database is searchable by keyword, names and organizations, subjects, titles, parties involved, document type, date, and classification (secret, declassified, restricted, confidential, etc)

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1942 to 2010
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Full Text

Encyclopaedia Iranica

Provides scholarly essays and articles on all aspects of the Iranian and Persian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucuses, Central Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent. Covers literature, religion, arts, science, politics, history, anthropology, archaeology, etc. Simple and advanced search features. A collaborative undertaking based at Columbia University's Center for Iranian Studies. Encyclopaedia Iranica

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All years
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Full Text

Encyclopedia of women & Islamic cultures

Provides access to a specialist encyclopedia focused on women's studies and Islamic cultures. The title of this work intends a broader scope than it actually specifies. For this work isn't concerned only with women and women's issues in countries where Muslim culture has historically predominated, it is also concerned with issues where Muslim culture has been a significant minority presence within the domains of other majority faiths. It is further concerned with women as adherents and outsiders to Islamic faith in cultures where Islam has been a cultural influence. So this work covers an enormous amount of ground. It is not surprising, therefore, that the print version runs to five volumes with two supplements. Written primarily with the needs of the specialist researcher in mind, the articles may still be profitably mined by researchers with more general purposes in view. Searchable either by specific volumes or through its "Advanced Search" keyword interface, the researcher has the option of searching it like a database, or serendipitously, like a print encyclopedia.This resource should be useful to a wide cross section of researchers: students of women's issues in Islamic cultures, students of Islam as a minority culture, students of minorities in predominantly Islamic cultures...to name just a few. Covers all eras of Islamic civilization from the 7th century to the present. Brill

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7th century CE - present
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Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) daily reports, 1974-1996

This is a United States government agency which translates the text of daily radio and television broadcasts, newspapers and periodicals, government statements, books, and other sources of unrestricted information such as databases and gray literature from non-English sources around the world. Reports with translations are issued for eight world regions daily and cover such topics as military affairs, politics, the environment, societal issues, economics, and science and technology. Reports are available from 1974-1996, part 1 (Middle East, Africa, Near East and South Asia (MEA, NES).This guide details the various collections available at Baylor

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1974-1996
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Full Text

Foreign Office files for China, 1919-1980

Provides full-text access to all the British Foreign Office records on China for 1919-1980. Types of materials include diplomatic dispatches, letters, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events, maps, as well as a chronology and contextual essays. Search by keyword or browse topic list; limit by date or document type. Primary source. Adam Matthew Digital

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1919-1980
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GreenFILE (EBSCO)

Indexes scholarly, government, and general-interest titles on all aspects of human impact to the environment including the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. GreenFILE is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Searchable by keyword, author, title, etc. Uses EBSCO interface

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Historical abstracts (EBSCO)

Indexes and provides abstracts to scholarly journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, books and book reviews in history for all countries except the United States and Canada (for the U.S. and Canada use America: History & Life). Since every subject has a history all subjects are covered, from accounting and biology to warfare and zoology, not just traditional "history." Includes research on eras from prehistory to the present. Basic, advanced, and visual search features; limits by time period, country, year of publication of article, language of publication, in addition to subject, author, keyword, etc. EBSCO

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Pre-history to the present
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Some Full Text
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International newsstream (Online : ProQuest)

Provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives which stretch back decades featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. ProQuest International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications. ProQuest

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Varies by title, mid-1990s to present
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Oxford handbooks online. History

Provides peer-reviewed articles that survey the current state of scholarship in history. Scholars review the latest thinking and research in the field, as well as review the key issues and major debates. They further provide an original argument for how those debates might evolve setting the agenda for new research. New articles are added continually, which provides researchers with the most recent developments

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PressReader

Provides full text of an extensive number of current national and international newspapers. (As of August 2016, there were over 5000 newspapers from over 100 countries and in 60 languages.) The full text of the articles is searchable and the publications are browsable by country. The front page provides a collage of current stories that constantly change. When you select a newspaper, you can find a calendar which allows you to look at the past 60 days of that newspaper. Articles and areas of pages can be printed and also saved/sent to others. There are also mobile apps which allow you to access the newspapers on your phone or tablet

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60-day archive by newspaper
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Pronunciator

Provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Your web browser must have Flash installed and JavaScript enabled for full functionality

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Multimedia

Translations of the Peking gazette online

Supplies English language translations of official Chinese documents, edicts, and reports from the Qing Dynasty (1793 -1912). Documents the changes and conflicts as China struggles through imperial decline to engage with the world beyond its borders. Browse by year or search by keyword from the home page; advanced search includes limits for all words, some words, and exact phrase; year of publication

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1793-1912
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Full Text
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