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Academic Search Premier

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  • Popular Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

A multidisciplinary database for peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, and some trade publications.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

(BAS Online)
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  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Citations for western-language monographs, articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings on all parts of Asia. 1971-Present.

Historical Abstracts

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  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Scholarship (articles, books, dissertations and book reviews) about world history from 1450 CE - present. Does not include United States or Canadian history.

Rafu Shimpo Digital Archive

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  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Eastview

The oldest currently published Japanese American newspaper, from 1904-2018, with a link to current issues. In Japanese and English; mostly in Japanese before 1947 and mostly in English since 1947. Suspended publication during the internment of Japanese American citizens from 1942-1945.

Age of Exploration

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

A collection of primary source documents from 1420-1920 covering world exploration. Documents include diaries and journals, manuscripts, maps, scientific papers & surveys , logbooks, documents, film and audio.

AM Explorer

(Adam Mathew Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

AM Explorer provides access to all of primary sources collections from the publisher Adam Matthew. These include collections from European History, US History, Asian History, Religious Studies, African History, Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, English Literature, and Economic history.

China, America and the Pacific

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Archival materials such as manuscripts, rare books, visual images, objects and maps documenting the cultural and trading relationships between America, China and the Pacific region, 18th-early 20th centuries. Themes include: Old China Trade (roughly 1783-1844); Early commercial development of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Salem, Providence, Baltimore; Maritime routes between East and West Coasts (before overland trails); Development of Hawaii as key American trading post before annexation; Chinese-American cultural exchange (including 19th century Chinese immigration); Commodities of the China trade; Fur Trade in Northwest Pacific; Diplomacy and politics of America and the Far East.

China: Culture and Society

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary documents such as addresses and speeches, annual reports,Guides and manuals, meeting minutes, notes and records, etc. that record various aspects of Chinese culture and society, 1750-1929. Themes include Chinese diaspora; foreign presence in China; foreign relations and diplomacy; international conflict and invasion; missionaries and Christianity; opium: trade, consumption, policy; rebellion and revolution; language and writing; arts and artefacts, literature, poetry, folklore, etc.

Chosun (Chosŏn) Ilbo Archive 조선일보 아카이브

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Chosonilbo

Searchable metadata and full-image reproductions of the South Korean newspaper,1920-present, in PDF format. Recent editions also have searchable full text.

East India Company

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Covering 1600-1947, primary source documents from the British East Indian Office, including Charter, Commission reports, correspondence, diaries, financial documents, legal documents, and inventories.

Empire Online

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Covering 1492-1969, documents from the UK Archives and many other institutions, including exploration journals and logs, letter books and correspondence, government papers, missionary papers, travel writing, slave papers, memoirs, fiction, folk tales, marketing poster and maps.

Europe and the Ottoman World

(Arcadian Library Online)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Bloomsbury

Correspondence, treaties, travel accounts and books from 1475 to 1874 on the relations and interactions between Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Languages include English, French, German, Ottoman Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian and Latin.

Foreign Office Files for China, 1910-1980

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Covering China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Includes diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events. In six parts: 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International; 1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis; 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory; 1949-1956: The Communist revolution; 1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward; 1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution.

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Documents from 1947-1980, covering documents from the British Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) including reports, diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps , photographs, minutes of meetings, and statistical tables.

Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan, 1919-1952. In three parts: Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945;
Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952; Japan and Great Power Status, 1919-1930. Includes diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps, summaries of events.

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Documents, covering documents from the British Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) including reports, diplomatic dispatches, economic analyses, correspondence, maps , photographs, minutes of meetings, and statistical tables.

HathiTrust Digital Library

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Hathitrust

Digitized books and magazines. Full-text available of out-of-copyright works. To download as a PDF, click Log In button and select your college.

India, Raj and Empire

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Covering 1615 – 1947, from the founding of East India Company to the independence of India and Pakistan, this manuscript collection includes diaries, journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings, and original Indian histories and literary documents.

Korea Times, Historical

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full text of oldest English-language newspaper in Korea, 1956-2016

Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

(Global Press Archive, CRL)
  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Eastview

Chinese newspaper published in China, late 19th century - 1949. Reflecting Chinese life, culture, and politics throughout the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the years of provisional government and civil war, and the birth of the People’s Republic. Including 華北新報,實報,東南日報,立報,鉄報,時事新報,新申報,群力報,中央日報,新華日報,武漢日報,大公晚報,西南日報.

Making of the Modern World

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Gale

Books in many English and in other European languages from the second half of the 15th Century to the Early 20th Century.

Migration to New Worlds

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Documents, mostly from 1800-1924, for the study of immigration from Great Britain, Ireland, continental Europe and Asia to the Americas and Australasia. Documents include books, newspapers, maps, shipping papers, ship plans, correspondence, ephemera, reports, manuscripts, maps, and postcards. Also included are oral histories.

People's Daily 人民日报图文数据库 (1946-)

(Ren Min Ri Bao)
  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: People's Daily Archive

The official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party. Contains government policy information and resolutions as well as major domestic and international news, 1946-present. Full text searchable and browsable. Original layout of the newspaper browsable and presented in image format.

Scripta Sinica

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Full-text classics of Chinese history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Compiled by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Search or browse subjects and titles using the traditional Chinese siku classification.

Women and Social Movements, Modern Empires since 1820

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

World's Fairs: A Global History of Expositions

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Documents relating to over 200 World’s Fairs from the Chrystal Palace in London to Montreal’s Expo ’67. Documents include artifacts, catalogs, diaries, government reports, periodicals, plans, pamphlets, postcards, programs, books, official records, and photographs and slides. Documents from the entire world, with a majority from Northern Europe, North America, Australia and East Asia.

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