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Asian Studies, Languages and Literatures

Great source of information for Asian languages and literatures, and Asian Studies (East Asian Studies and South Asian Studies)

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Search Catalyst for Books

Books & eBooks

Catalyst is capable of searching and displaying in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters. In order to use this function, however, you may have to install the East Asian languages support (included in the Microsoft Windows Package), if it is not installed already. If you need help setting this up, please call the ITS helpdesk at x5999. To look for Asian-language items, go to the Advanced Search page, scroll down to the "Language" option, and select the appropriate language. You will have to type your search terms in English or transliterated form. 

Tips for book searching using Catalyst

There are many ways to locate books that are relevant to your research topic:

  1. Keep in mind that physical book access may be limited at this time due to the pandemic, but there are many e-books to choose from.
  2. Search for books by doing a simple KEYWORD search in Catalyst (in the search box above). Enter words that describe your topic (names, places, events, etc.).
  3. When you find a book on your topic, examine its subject headings for relevance to your topic. Click on a hyperlinked subject heading to perform a subject heading search.
  4. Conduct a virtual browse at the very bottom of a book record in Catalyst, to discover related titles.
  5. You can also look at the bibliography of books you have already identified as useful. 
  6. You can also use the advanced search box below to search by subject.
Advanced Search

Use WorldCat to find titles other languages

Look here for books and other resources available from many libraries in the United States and some libraries outside of the United States (including foreign language resources, just select the appropriate language from the "Language" option in the middle of the page). 

Interlibrary Loan