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Journals in Asian American Studies

These two very important journals initiated the field and continue to focus Asian American Studies.

  • Amerasia Journal  Icon
    Since 1970 Amerasia Journal has published articles in Asian America Studies, from politics to literature, to social and cultural studies. Many prominent Asian American Studies scholars showcase there work here.
  • Journal of Asian American Studies  Icon
    The official publication of the Association for Asian American Studies, the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS) explores all aspects of Asian American experiences. The Journal publishes original works of scholarly interest to the field, including new theoretical developments, research results, methodological innovations, public policy concerns, pedagogical issues, and book, media, and exhibition reviews.

KEY RESOURCES

Asian American Studies is an Interdisciplinary field of study, without a central indexing or abstracting tool. Scholarly resources in Asian American Studies, however, can be found in a variety of social science and humanities datatbases, including those listed below.

  • America: History and Life [via EBSCO]  Icon
    Bibliographic database containing citations to articles on American and Canadian history, including ethnic history and relations, from prehistory to the present. Covers more than 2000 journals published worldwide.
    Coverage: 1964-present
  • Sociological Abstracts [via Proquest]  Icon
    Prime resource for accessing the latest research in sociology and related disciplines in the social, behavioral, and cultural studies. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.

    Coverage: 1963-present
  • Ethnic Newswatch [via ProQuest]  Icon
    A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses in the United States.
  • Women's Studies International [via EBSCO]  Icon
    An interdisciplinary database combined from Women Studies Abstracts (1984-present), Women's Studies Database (1972-present), New Books on Women and Feminism (1987-present), Women of Color and Southern Women (1975-present), and several major bibliographies.

    Coverage: 1972 (and earlier)-present
  • MLA International Bibliography [via Proquest]  Icon
    The Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLAIB) covers international scholarly materials on all languages, literatures, linguistics, and folklore from around the world. It includes citations to items from journals, series, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. MLAIB does not index book reviews.
    Coverage: 1926-present
    Related: Instructions on downloading filters and importing citations using Endnote
    MLA Directory of Periodicals
    Quick Reference Card
  • Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online  Icon
    Project Muse provides full text access to hundreds of journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and mathematics. It is useful for searching interdisciplinary cultural studies topics. Its full-text search engine permits finer-grained searching than any other index for these journals. Coverage varies by journal.

    Related: Mirror site.
  • Academic Search Complete [via EBSCO]  
      
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    The multi-disciplinary database Academic Search Complete (ASC) provides full-text access to more than 5,500 periodicals, including over 4,600 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracts for an additional 9,500 journals and 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This scholarly collection offers coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology and many other fields. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
  • Web of Science Core Collection [via Web of Science]  
      
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    Web of Science combines traditional bibliographic searching of journal content across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with broadly interdisciplinary "cited reference" search capabilities.
    Quick Reference Guide: Web of Science Core Collection
    Saving Your Search & Setting Alerts
    Creating Citation Alerts for Current Awareness

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