Research: Asia

Course #: HI696Z

Getting started

Books and government documents

Start with the Primo Catalogue to identify items at Laurier, the Universities of Waterloo and Guelph, and the Annex

  • Use the Books tab (includes government documents)
  • Check the facets at the left to limit: by resource type, date of publication, language, etc.
  • Note "Genre": includes primary source types: "sources," "correspondence," etc.
  • Click on "Details" under each item to identify subject terms
  • Finding books: Floor Plans

Identify more books:

Journal articles

Historical Abstracts
Index for articles, books and book chapters on world history from 1450 to the present
America: History & Life
Use for topics that involve Canada and/or the United States from prehistory to the present
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Index for western-language materials on all subjects pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia
Full-text scholarly articles back to the 1800s
Google Scholar
Use to discover how sources have been cited. Connecting to Library resources using Google Scholar (video: 1:15)

Primary Sources

British Library Newspapers
All issues from 48 national, regional and local newspapers, 1800 to 1913
China: Trade, Politics & Culture 1793 to 1980
Full-text English-language papers, plus maps, paintings, photographs and archival materials
Empire Online
Images of original manuscripts and printed materials produced between 1492 and 1962. Includes South Asia
New York Times
1851 to three years ago. Searchable full-text page images
Times : Digital Archive 1785-2010
Searchable full-text page images

Having problems? Don't hesitate to contact me: email, phone (519-884-0710 x3384), drop in, or make an appointment. My office, L3-312, is one floor up from the main floor of the Library on the Waterloo campus. Come up the stairs, then walk straight ahead.