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History - Asian

A guide to library and quality web resources useful for Asian history research

Find Books - Midcat & Other Library Catalogs

MIDCAT (within LibrarySearch).  Includes books, documents, dvds, and more but does NOT include articles

""  Worldcat - Find and borrow items from libraries world-wide. Click on the Request Item from Interlibrary Loan icon from the record to request an item.

Digital Collections of Older Books

Using Bibliographies

Research Tip:

  • Use the bibliographies of the sources you find to identify additional primary and secondary resources to locate and use.

What's the difference between keyword and subject search?

Keyword searches the entire database record (titles, descriptions, subjects).  You can use any terms you think might show up in a record.

Subject only searches the subject heading field of the record.  It only uses Library of Congress subject headings ("controlled vocabulary").

Tip: start with a keyword search.  When you find something relevant, follow the subject links to find related items or incorporate the subject terms into your keyword search.

Call Numbers

Research Tip:  Our library call numbers are based on subject.

  • You can click on the call number of an item in MIDCAT to browse a subject and see what else is on the shelf nearby or available as an E-book. 
  • You can also check the Library of Congress classification outline to pinpoint specific subject areas of the library collection to browse.