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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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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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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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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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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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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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