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Core Sources in Asian History

This InfoGuide contains primary source resources and research strategies in Asian History, including the Indian Subcontinent, South Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula.

Core Tools

The gold standard of historical scholarship remains the monograph. Books about a single subject published by university presses are typically the culmination of years of scholarship on a topic. Use library catalogs to find these materials.

  • University Libraries Catalog: Search for books, journals, and media available at the Mason Libraries.
  • WRLC Catalog: Search for books, journals, and media in research libraries in the Washington, DC area.
  • Library of Congress Catalog: Search the collections at the Library of Congress.
  • WorldCat: Search for books and media in libraries around the world.
  • CRL: Search for newspapers, journals, documents, and archives of the Center for Research Libraries. Mason is a member of this International Consortium of Research Libraries which provides access to a host of research collections via ILL and some online sources.

Selected Specialized Resources