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Asia Pacific Studies

This is UCLan's Asia Pacific Studies library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarians: Andrea Evans and Francesca Robinson


Search for book and eBooks on Library Search. It will tell you what books we have in stock and whether you can access them online from most of our eBook providers - Please note Library Search only searches within the title. If you go to the eBook Collections directly you can then search within the full-text of the eBooks.

Multi Subject eBook Collections

 If the library does not have a particular book or journal article you would like to read you are able to request a copy from the Inter-Library Loan Service.

Journals and Articles

To search for a specific journal title use Journal Finder.

eResources and Databases

Subject Specific Databases

  • Bibliography of Asian Studies - The most comprehensive western language resource for research on Asia - covering humanities and social sciences , pertaining to East, South East and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to present.
  • DBpia / KRpia - databases for academic publications in Korean.
  • Ethnologue : Languages of the World - A comprehensive listing of every recognised language.  Study statistics for a given country, region, or the world.  Easy to search as every known name and dialect for each language is listed.  
  • Japan Knowledge - contains a wealth of knowledge from Japan's foremost encyclopedias and dictionaries. Its cross-search brings results from its wide-ranging libraries, from dictionaries to encyclopedias of history that delve deeply into historical facts.
  • JSTOR A full-text database of journals in the Arts and Sciences.
  • MLA (Modern Languages Association) Indexes of over 6,000 literature and language journals, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies, from 1963 onwards. 

Multi Subject Databases

  • Academic Search Complete A useful full-text, multi-subject database of over 6000 journals.
  • Historical Abstracts - covers world history events form 1450 to present including world history, military history, women's history, history of education and much more. 
  • Project Muse Has full-text and abstracts and covers subject areas including literature, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, politics and gender studies.
  • ProQuest Central brings together complete databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. 
  • Sage Journals Online - a collection of over 400 full text journals
  • Science Direct A full-text database that covers most subject areas.
  • Social Science Abstracts
  • Taylor & Francis Library  

Multi Subject Abstracting and indexing databases

These databases have a wider scope than those listed above but do not contain any full-text articles

Additional Resources


  • Asahi Shimbun Digital - One of the oldest and largest Japanese newspapers. Includes articles published in the past year only. Useful for reading the newspaper on a daily basis, and for studying the Japanese language
  • Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo II Visual - A Japanese language newspaper. Access includes articles from 1879 to present.
  • Chairman's Bao - is the most comprehensive news-based graded reader for students of Chinese. Thousands of HSK-graded news-based lessons are meticulously created each year by a highly-experienced writing and editing team
  • Korea Times Historical Archive  -This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • Nexis - A full-text database of national and international newspaper reports from over 29,000 sources.
  • NK Pro - For researchers on North Korea - Specialist DPRK news and analysis, bespoke research tools and unique data sets.

Andrea Evans - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Andrea Evans

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892268

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132