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Asian Studies

Finding Books at UD

Need help finding a topic?

The resources listed below might be able to help you find a topic, narrow it down, find general background information (like dates, event names, etc.), or help you develop keywords for searching. Remember! Background research does not support arguments or provide evidence!

Basic Search Tips

  • Place quotation marks around keyword phrases

"trench warfare"
"Iranian Coup"

  • Capitalize Boolean logic connectors (AND, OR).

narrative OR plot
"American Involvement" AND World War I

  • Click either "View all formats and languages" or "View all editions" to view all library holdings for a particular title.
  • Items at UD appear first in the list of search results. Other items can be requested via interlibrary loan.

Advanced Search Tips

  • Type au:, su: or ti: before your keywords to specify author, subject or title words.

su:American Revolution

Open Access Collections:

Browsing the stacks in Morris Library can be extremely helpful when you are looking for additional sources for your research. Most books related to Asian history can be found on the 3rd floor of Morris Library and fall under the following Library of Congress classifications

C, D  History - General

DS History of Asia

DS520 - DS560.72 History of Southeast Asia

DS701 - DS799.9 History of China 

DS801 - DS897 History of Japan

DS901 - DS937 History of Korea 

JQ1499 - JQ1749 Asian Politics

KN - KPW489 Asian Law

PL1 - PL4890 Asian Literature

This is just a sampling of the subjects that you might encounter. Because Asian Studies is so interdiscipliary, you may need to do a specific subject search in DELCAT Discovery, the library's catalog, to find the call number for the book that you need.

You can also "browse" the shelves virtually by searching by Call Number through DELCAT.