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Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)
    Coverage: 1971-Present. Updated: Continually. References principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia.
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)  Icon  Icon
    Coverage: 1991-Present. Updated: Monthly. A source for theory and research in International Affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. Source for teaching materials include original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, and course packs of background readings for history and political science classes.
  • History in Context - World  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    History in Context - World covers 20th century world history, Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Near East and Asia as well as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the modern Middle East and Latin America. Full Text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary sources; a graphical time line, research guide, historical maps and images. Contains images.
    Updated: Regularly.
    Updated: Continually. Archive images and full text of scholarly journals. Subscription includes over 50 journals on topics such as Asian history, politics, language, folklore, art, and theatre.
  • PAIS International & Archive
    PAIS International & Archive contains citations and abstracts to articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and statistical directories in the fields of economics, political science, public policy, business, finance, law, international trade and relations, public administration, and government.
    Coverage: 1915 - Present. Updated: Monthly.
  • World Religions  Icon  Icon  Icon
    World Religions contains overviews and reference material on major world religions. Note: Contains primary sources, images, and video.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • All Databases for Asian Studies. . .

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
"Asia*" AND (democracy OR politics)
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