Asia/South Asia Research Sources: Basic Library Information
Key Library Links
Catalog – to locate any item that is available in our libraries, including books, journal titles, newspaper titles, and audio/visual materials.
Everything – the tab is a great place to start searching through the library’s resources in one simple multidisciplinary search interface. The results will display books, articles, government documents, etc.
Journals- access to thousands of individual journals in electronic and print format. (Cannot search for articles, citation is needed)
Reserve – or Course Reserve: a collection of books or articles (pdfs) set aside at the Circulation Desk by your professor.
My Account & Delivery+ – use for book renewal and interlibrary loan. Journal articles and book chapters are delivered electronically to your email and physical items are made available for pick-up at the UB library of your choice. (free of charge)
Borrowing/Loan Periods -Your UB Card serves as your library card. Current UB students, faculty and staff may use their cards to check out books and other materials at any campus library.
Self-check out kiosk/Check-out App - instructions for downloading the app and using the self-check out kiosk.
UB Print Anywhere - UB students receive a semesterly quota of free pages to print assignments at any of 40 print station kiosks. Learn how to easily print your assignments from any computer, a computing site, your smartphone, a USB drive and more.
Political Map of Asia from Nations Online Project
The Asian Studies Program is a dynamic and multidisciplinary program built on the diverse interests of affiliated faculty members and students from departments across the university. Our faculty and students are engaged in research, teaching, and learning throughout Asia. We offer a Major and a Minor in Asian Studies, both of which focus on knowledge about and proficiency in the cultures and languages of Asia. Our students are prepared for careers with truly international scope.
Asia Research Institute
Launched in Spring 2023 with an exciting program of conferences, lectures and student events, the Asia Research Institute (ARI) is a multidisciplinary hub and collaborative space at the University at Buffalo (UB) for research and education about Asia and its diasporic communities.
Best Starting Points:
Gale Virtual Reference Library - includes subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference works in broad subject areas, including issues related to architecture and planning.
Oxford Handbooks Online - a collection of Oxford Handbooks in four subject modules - Business and Management; Philosophy; Political Science; and Religion. Each handbook takes an aspect of its discipline and unpacks it, explaining the key issues, the classic and contemporary debates on those issues, and setting the agenda for how those debates might evolve.
Best Basic Resources Guide (created by UB Libraries)