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Guide for library resources supporting the Asian Studies Program

Asian Studies

 Asian Studies Program is part of the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies

DATABASE TRIAL -- Rafu Shimpo Digital Archives (East View)
The Rafu Shimpo (羅府新報, L.A. Japanese Daily News) is the longest running Japanese American newspaper in the United States. Bilingual --Japanese and English news. The trial will end on September 24th, 2022.  Please take the time to let us know your thoughts on this resource by taking this short survey.

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Country Studies and Reports

Not peer-reviewed, but authoritative sources for country information, reports, white papers and studies.

  • EIU Viewpoint (Economist Intelligent Unit)
  • Europa World Plus with in-depth country and regional information/
  • BBC News Country Profiles
  • Policy Commons
    Looking for studies,reports or white papers? Use this resource to access gray literature from IGOs, NGOs, think tanks, government agencies, and academic research centers.
  • Policy File
    Use PolicyFile to locate reports from over 350 public policy think tanks, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities. U.S. and international coverage.