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Asian Studies

A guide of selected resources for Asian Studies available at Sprague Library and on the Internet.

Geographical Terms used in the Catalog

Here are entered works on the entire continent that extends from Europe and Africa to the Pacific Ocean, including Siberia, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia (excluding Irian Jaya).

When conducting a subject search about Asia in the online catalog, try to combine a topic with geographical terms:

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Here are entered works on the inland part of Asia, extending from the Caspian Sea in the west to, and including, northwestern China and Mongolia in the east, and from southern Siberia in the north to, and including, northern Iran and Afghanistan in the south, as well as works limited to the republics of former Soviet Central Asia treated collectively.

When conducting a subject search about Central Asia in the online catalog, try to combine a topic with geographical terms:

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Here are entered works dealing collectively with China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao.

When conducting a subject search about Asia in the online catalog, try to combine a topic with geographical terms:

Example:

Here are entered works on the subcontinent of India, which in addition to India includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan on the mainland, and Sri Lanka and the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.

When conducting a subject search about South Asia in the online catalog, try to combine a topic with geographical terms:

Example:

Here are entered works dealing collectively with the mainland and insular regions of Asia lying south of China and east of India, including Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, East Timor, and the Philippines.

When conducting a subject search about Southeast Asia in the online catalog, try to combine a topic with geographical terms:

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For Southwest Asia, search Middle East
Here are entered works on the region consisting of Asia west of Pakistan, northeastern Africa, and occasionally Greece and Pakistan. Works treating collectively the Arabic-speaking countries of Asia and Africa, or of Asia only, are entered under Arab countries.

When conducting a subject search about Southwest Asia in the online catalog, try to combine a topic with geographical terms:

Example:

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