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The following website is intended to help you be aware of and become familiar with some of the Library's more useful resources and to give you some ideas of places to start your research. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list and it does not include basic books that can be found by searching BOSUN the Library's on-line catalog. All classified materials are housed in the Library's Restricted Resources & Services (RRS) area and are not referenced here. Please note that RSS also includes documents that are unclassified but contain a "limited distribution" statement as well as those materials classified up to the Secret level. Please be sure to consult with a reference librarian if you have any questions.
National Security Affairs Subject Specialist
Greta E. Marlatt
Lexis Nexis Academic
This Lexis-Nexis resource provides access to a wide range of full-text news, magazines and journals, business, company and financial, legal, medical, and reference information. The Library also provides a more comprehensive version of Lexis-Nexis that requires a password.
Access World News
This is very similar to the Open Source Center by providing coverage of international issues and events. Information is from over 2800 news sources (domestic and international).
Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals [AULIMP]
Bibliography of Asian Studies.
This provides access to more than 410,000 records on all subjects [especially humanities and social sciences] pertaining to East, Southeast and South Asia. As well as searching, one can browse by country/region, subject or journal title.
Subject indexing and abstracts of over 400 journals, over 500 collective volumes per year, plus books, dissertations, and working papers. Contains a great deal of information about Asia.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1941-1996
Translated text of radio and television broadcasts, newspapers and periodicals, government statements, books, and other sources of unrestricted information such as databases and
gray literature from non-English sources around the world. For current reports see the Open Source Center.
Ingenta provides citations and table of contents information to more than 17,000 journals. Searching is by author or keyword or you can browse the table of contents of specific journals. NPS faculty, staff and students can setup a profile to receive the table of content information of any journal Ingenta indexes or to be alerted to new articles on topics of interest. Information and access is available from the library's databases page.
This provides full-text access to many of the Jane's publications (e.g. All the World's Aircraft, Jane's Fighting Ships etc.) including their periodicals. Regional geopolitical assessments can be found in their Sentinel Country Risk Assessment series.
JSTOR is a digital archive collection of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. It contains the entire runs of each journal from the first volume up to those published 2 to 5 years ago. By agreement with the publishers JSTOR maintains a moving 2 to 5 year lag in most recent holdings available.
This online database service provides full-text information for major newspapers (domestic and international), journals and periodicals, reports, transcripts and more. A password is required, please see a librarian.
Contains over 1000 newspapers and magazines from more than 82 countries in 39 languages.
Open Source Center
Open Source Center reports are translations of foreign radio and TV broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, books and periodicals. They contain "political, military, economic, environmental, and sociological news, commentary and other information." From 1996 forward this information is available via the Internet but because it is classified as "For Official Use Only" only those with DoD IDs will be logged in. For information prior to 1996, indexes for individual regions are available with the actual reports on microfiche. U.S. Military personnel can register for access to this site. For older reports see FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service) Daily Reports 1941-1996
This provides indexing for the latest books, periodical articles and government publications in various areas including business, economics, social conditions and international relations.
Political Science: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
This collection includes the full-text of peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE and participating societies covering areas such as: general political science, American government, political sociology, comparative politics, policy studies, political communications, peace/conflict studies, presidential studies, political theory/philosophy, international relations and area studies.
This provides access to the full-text of over 100 university press journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
ProQuest Research Library
This provides indexing, abstracting and in many cases, image and/or text files of periodical articles relating to political science, religion, law, history, current events and more. Access is from the Library's Databases page.
Social Sciences Citation Index
Click on Web of Science Tab
The Social Sciences Citation Index® provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in over 1,700 of the world's leading scholarly social sciences journals covering more than 50 disciplines. Dudley Knox Library’s subscription covers articles and papers published from 1898-present. See also their Social Science & Humanities Conference Proceedings Index (1991- present)
SocIndex with Full Text
This comprehensive sociology research database contains the citations, abstracts, and often the full text of journals, books, conference papers and other materials, encompassing areas such as criminology & criminal justice, demography, economic development, ethnic and racial studies, social psychology, and other sub-disciplines.
Staff College Automated Military Periodicals Index [SCAMPI]
Developed to support the curriculum of the Armed Forces Staff College, this is similar to the Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals and provides selected citations to journal articles and selected documents and reports. Subject, author and keyword indexing is provided.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
This database is the result of merging Political Science Abstracts and ABC POL Sci and it provides citations and abstract of the international serials literature in political science, international relations, law, public administration and policy, military policy and more.
Asia-Studies Full-Text Online
This source brings together thousands of full-text research institute reports on a multitude of business, government, economic, and social issues covering all of Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Americas Pacific Rim countries, and Pacific islands. The average study is 50 pages long, and contains statistics, research, analysis, and forecasts. Most contain statistical tables, charts, and/or graphs.
Background notes Published by the U.S. Department of State and updated as necessary, these provide 3-4 page "thumbnail" sketches of each country. Headings indicating areas of coverage include: geography, people, government, economy, history, political condition, foreign relations and more.
This source compiles essential and factual information from specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference sources.
Country Analysis Briefs
From the Energy Information Administration, this site provides general background information, and energy and environmental specific information.
This reference source provides concise, reliable and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. Sections include: Background, The People, Customs and Courtesies, Lifestyle and Society.
Provides access to over 1700 newspapers from 92 countries in 48 languages.
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.
This is the most comprehensive index for referencing many of the documents published by the U.S. Government. Updated regularly, this includes reference to documents published by the DoD, State Department, Congress and most other federal agencies. When available, hyperlinks to electronic documents are included in the records.
The Military Balance.
This provides a quantitative assessment of the world's military forces and their defense expenditure. Also has brief information and statistics regarding UN Peacekeeping operations.
Useful site for comparing statistics between nations. The information is broken down by region or country, category, and subcategory. The results can be searched across individual or multiple countries and/or regions. The categories include: agriculture, crime, democracy, economy, education, environment, immigration, labor, military, religion, transportation and more. All statistics are cited so you can make sure they are authentic. Maps and flags of each country are also available.
NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Founded in 1920, this is a private, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization conducting economic research on topics of interest worldwide.
This provides full-text access to a wide variety of congressional hearings, reports and documents from 1789 to the present. This also includes full-text access to the Congressional Record and its predecessors.
Public Opinion Information
This NPS Library page provides a list of links for free and commercial opinion poll websites.
Categories of coverage include: global and regional security and conflicts, weapons and technology proliferation, multilateral peace operations, military expenditures, arms productions, and arms transfers. This includes some major documents and speeches as is well indexed.
This database searches and provides summaries of statistical publications produced by state, federal and international agencies as well as non-government entities. When available, links to the full-text of selected publications are provided.
Lexis Nexis Statistical Datasets Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
This provides access to up-to-date datapoints from a wide variety of licensed and public domain resources. Coverage includes both domestic and international information.
This NPS Library page provides links to a variety of treaty related resources.
The World Factbook
Published annually by the CIA, this gives brief statistical sketches of each country. Contents headings include: Map, Flag, Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications and Defense.]
Yearbook of the United Nations.
This covers broad topics such as political and security questions, regional questions, economic and social questions, trusteeship and decolonization, legal questions, and international organizations related to the UN. Major UN resolutions and decisions are reprinted.
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Dictionary of the Modern Politics of South-East Asia.
This provides brief information about each country and the political groups and movements within.
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Historical Dictionaries of…. [series]
Each volume covers a difference country and the entries are in the form of brief paragraphs containing introductory information on historical, political and socio-economic topics. Each volume also contains an introductory chapter with a historical overview of the country and includes a chronology on major events.
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formerly known as Army Area Handbooks
A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. The volumes each contain illustrations, charts, maps and a bibliography.
ASEAN Economic Bulletin
Project Muse (2006-present)
Project Muse (2000-present)
Formerly: Far Eastern Survey
Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs
JSTOR (1979-1995) continued by the China Journal
Project Muse (1999-present)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Central Asian Survey
China: An International Journal
Project Muse (2003-present)
China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly
China Review International
Project Muse (1999-present)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Project Muse (2000-present)
Project Muse (2000-present)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs
Project Muse (2006-present)
Far Eastern Survey
JSTOR (1935-1961) continued by Asian Survey
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
Japan Review of International Affairs
Journal of Asian American Studies
Project Muse (1998-present)
Journal of Asian Studies
formerly: Far Eastern Quarterly
Journal of Chinese Overseas
Project Muse (2005-2008)
Journal of Japanese Studies
Project Muse (2004-present)
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Journal of the American Oriental Society
Journal of Vietnamese Studies
Korean Studies Maps
Project Muse (2000-present)
Late Imperial China
Project Muse (1996-present)
Modern Asian Studies
Project Muse (2005-present)
North Korean Review
Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
Project Muse (2006-present)
Southeast Asian Affairs
Project Muse (2008-present)
Project Muse (2007-present)
Electronic Journals for Southeast Asia
University of Washington Libraries
Arranged by country, this provides links to various electronic journals and newsletters
Electronic Journals & Newspapers on South Asia
Columbia University Library
This provides an annotated list of electronic journals and newspapers specific to South Asia.
Electronic Resources for South Asia
UC Berkeley Library
This provides a nice list of links for websites, electronic journals and newspapers and some electronic text links
Asian & Pacific Studies Electronic Journals
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
This provides a substantial, annotated list of electronic journals available on the Internet.
South Asia Electronic Journals and Newspapers
University of Virginia Library
This site provides links to available newspapers, journals and newsletters.
The Library has a growing collection of maps of various sizes, scales and content. Please consult our Maps
page. A variety of maps published by the CIA make good briefing maps. We also have nautical, topographic and aeronautical charts as well as an increasing number of CD-ROM products. Most of these maps are NOT in BOSUN so please see a reference librarian. References to atlases can, however, be found by searching BOSUN
.Maps of AsiaThe Perry-Castañeda Map Library at the University of TexasElectronic Resources
The following are electronic resources that have not previously been mentioned.Declassified Documents Reference System [DDRS]
This is an excellent source. With coverage back to 1945, it provides access to more than 70,000 declassified documents from various government agencies (e.g. CIA, DoD, FBI, NSC, Dept of State etc.).
InternetDepartment of State Countries and Regions International Information Programs (America.gov)DTIC Online
DTIC is the clearinghouse for many DoD reports and is an excellent resource. Through their PUBLIC STINET database, the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) indexes and abstracts defense-related government-sponsored scientific, technical and non-technical reports. Many are now available as full-text PDF files. U.S. students and faculty can also register for PRIVATE STINET. This provides access to the same information as described above but also includes access to unclassified/limited distribution information including many full-text reports.Global Information System -Defense & Foreign Affairs.
Click on Client Log-In
This has a country database with information about various countries including history, leadership information, defense information, major intelligence groups, insurgents and other groups and more. It also has a special topics section, "power" tables which show changes in governments within the past 12 months and what caused the change, arms transfer information, the Defense and Foreign Affairs Daily and weapons information.Jane's Sentinel Country Risk Assessments
Contains expert analysis of the latest events and trends in political, security and military affairs and a detailed breakdown of global military and political structures on a regional basis. Each region is broken down by country with each country profile providing a detailed analysis of political, diplomatic and military capabilities.Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre
Jane's Terrorism Intelligence Centre is a gateway to the latest global terrorism related content including news, exclusive features, comprehensive reference material and an interactive events database.Stratfor
Stratfor is one of the world's leading global intelligence firms, providing clients with geopolitical analysis and industry and country forecasts to mitigate risk and identify opportunities. The Stratfor website publishes daily intelligence briefs and in-depth analysis, and a wide range of consulting services carefully tailored to meet specific client needs.Web Sites
Military and/or Strategy Links
Americans and the World
This provides a source of comprehensive information on US public opinion on international issues and includes The Digest, which provides comprehensive analyses on polling on various international topicsStrategic Studies Institute
Army War College
Publications by Region-- Asia Pacific Central AsiaAsia-Pacific Center for Security Studies PublicationsCenter for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) South Asia ProgramCenter for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs
National Defense UniversityCold War International History Project Asia Program China in the Cold War Chinese Foreign Policy in the Third World Virtual Archive 2.0 CollectionsCommonwealth Institute Chinese Military PowerCouncil on Foreign Relations AsiaFort Leavenworth Foreign Military Studies Office [FMSO] Asia /South Pacific / India Europe /Eurasia / Central Asia Middle East /South West AsiaPortals to the World
Library of CongressState Department Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Bureau of South and Central Asian AffairsStockholm International Peace Research Institute [SIPRI] SIPRI Military Expenditure Database SIPRI Arms Transfer DatabaseUnited States Institute of Peace Countries and RegionsVietnam Archive
(Texas Tech University) Search the archive and oral history collectionWar, Peace and Security WWW Server
Information Resource Centre, Canadian Forces College
Gateways and Guides
This is a collaborative endeavor between 23 universities and research institutions members of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.
Asian Studies WWW Virtual LibraryBibliographies, Documents and Handbooks
South & Southeast Asian Studies
South China Sea
Digital Librarian: Asian Resources
This site provides a lengthy list of sites and resources related to Asian research.
Digital South Asia Library
Major digital library initiative of Columbia University, University of Chicago and Center for Research Libraries. It contains digitized editions of texts, documents, reference sources, dictionaries, image archives, maps, etc. on South Asia.
Internet Guide for Chinese Studies
This is an excellent resource for finding information related to the study of China. Some of the specific categories are listed below
Business and Economy
Philosophy and Religion
Portal to Asian Internet Resources [PAIR]
This cooperative resource includes access to freely available Internet resources related to modern East, South and Southeast Asia.
South Asia Terrorism Portal
Part of the Institute for Conflict Management, this site provides terrorism related information including news, publications and maps
Southeast Asian Resources: Libraries and Collections
University of Wisconsin - Madison Library
This site provides links to selected collections and libraries containing materials on Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asian Resources: Centers for the Study of Southeast Asia
Virtual Library: Asian Studies
Air University Library Bibliographies
Done by the staff of the Air University Library, this bibliographies cover Asian countries and includes topics such as security and defense, trade relations, politics and government, foreign relations etc.Asia Society
This site provides links to bibliographies from various universities and individualsDatabases
Bureau of Asian Research
A project of the national Bureau of Asian Research, this is a clearinghouse of information on contemporary Asian Affairs and policy-related issues.South Asia Resources Database
This provides lists of resources about South Asia including books, serials, archives and moreLibrary Catalogs Searchable via the Web
Asia Collections [Southeast Asia, East Asia, and South Asia]
Cornell UniversityLibrary of Congress Asian Reading RoomMELVYL
University of California
This includes the book holdings from the nine University of California campuses, the California State Library including the Sutro Library in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences, the Center for Research libraries, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.South/Southeast Asia Library
UC BerkeleySouth and Southeast Asian Studies
Columbia UniversitySoutheast Asian Collection
University of HawaiiSoutheast Asian Collection
With WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) you can simultaneously search the catalogs of over 9000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat contains more than 50 million records in over 400 languages.Book Reviews
See the "Book Reviews
" section of our Subject Guides by Topic
page Public Opinion
See our Public Opinion page.