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Asia Pacific Studies

This is UCLan's Asia Pacific Studies library page.

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


To find books on the Library shelves, use Library Search. If the Library does not have the book you want, you can request a copy from the Document Supply Service.

Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be Ebook Central.


Journals and Articles

If you have a reference for a particular journal article, or if you want to find out if we take a particular journal title, use the Journal Finder.

If the Library does not have the journal article you want, you can request a copy from the Document Supply Service.

eResources and Databases

Recommended Resources for Asia Pacific Studies

Includes journal articles and research paper resources to support Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian studies:

  • Academic Search Complete A useful full-text, multi-subject database of over 6000 journals.
  • 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.
  • Historical Abstracts - covers world history events form 1450 to present including world history, military history, women's history, history of education and much more. 
  • 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. MLA will include articles on Business English, and communication generally.
  • 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. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports
  • Sage Premier 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

    Other useful resources to support Asia Pacific Studies, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian studies: 
  • 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
  • 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.  Provides the data needed to study languages in more depth
  • 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 of a variety of languages besides Japanese and English to encyclopedias of history that delve deeply into historical facts
  • 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.
  • NK Pro - For researchers on North Korea - Specialist DPRK news and analysis, bespoke research tools and unique data sets.
  • Oxford English Dictionary The 20+ volumes of the 2nd edition, online.
  • Phrase Thesaurus 17,000 phrases - Similes, related words, euphemisms etc.


Searching for journal articles (Abstracting and indexing databases)

Should you want to undertake a more thorough search for research materials/literature, try searching the following abstract and indexing databases.

Our Electronic Resources section provides details of all our online resources and includes an E-Databases A-Z list.

Andrea Evans - Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Andrea Evans

Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892268

Francesca Robinson - Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132