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An introductory guide to East Asian studies (Humanities and Social Sciences) English language resources
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East Asian Studies Research Guide

This guide provides references to some of the most important electronic resources in the Western languages for East Asian studies. The catagory tabs above will direct you to each group of resources.

For resources in East Asian languages, please use the guides for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Studies respectively.


Catalogs & Journal Articles

  •  MIRLYN Library Catalog : Use quotation marks ( " " ) to search the words as a phrase. ex. "baby face," "dogs and cats." Other Mirlyn useful serach tips.
  • MIRLYN Classic : The "Classic" U-M Library Catalog Interface.  Best choice for specific author and title searching.
  • ArticlePlus : Search interface that combines a large number of databases. It can be a useful place to start your searching.
  •  WorldCat OCLC
  • CRL Catalog : U-M users can request materials from the rich collection of the Center for Research Libraries. 


  • Interlibrary Loan
  • 7FAST : On-campus documentary delivery service: free of charge for faculty, staff and graduate students.

Databases: Quick Link

General Academic Databases:


Project Muse

Gale Databases

Proquest Research Library

ISI Web of Knowledge

Periodicals Index Online


East Asian Studies:

Bibliography of Asian Studies : Bibliography solely focused on Asia. Provides indexing only, no full-tex.

Discipline-Specific Databases:

Historical Abstracts

Anthropology Plus

Sociological Abstracts

International Political Science Abstracts


ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) : Index (no full-text) of published articles about education and includes the full text of some unpublished materials.

ABI/Inform Global : Database of articles on international business.

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