Use these databases to find articles and/or essays in scholarly journals and books.
This online newspaper directory offers a directory to thousands of newspapers from around the globe. Organized by country & region, users can easily find media through direct links for each region in Asia.
Note that some of the primary source materials contain content that is considered offensive today. These materials are a reflection of the cultural attitudes of the period and in no way reflect the values of the creator of this guide or the University of Louisville. For any feedback on improving or adding to this guide, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the land, people, economy, administration and social conditions, cultural life, and history.
The CIA World Factbook The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Asia for Educators (AFE) of Columbia University provides educational materials on world history, culture, geography, art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college levels.
BBC Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
Our Government Resources guide provides an extensive list of articles related to politics, culture, and society for every country across the globe.
These databases provide access to digital archival materials such as manuscripts, letters, photographs, moving image and sound materials, artwork, books, diaries, and other artifacts. We also have many more that cover specific regions such as China, Japan, and India. Visit the subpages for each country to find more focused resources on your region of study.
Many items in these digital collections are rare materials, some of which are the most valuable titles and editions dating back to the 11th or 12th century and are the only extant copies in the world....
The British Library’s collection of prints, drawings and photographs from the Indian subcontinent and its surrounding territories is one of the world’s greatest visual records of the cultural history of South Asia from the late-18th to the mid-20th century. Rich in artistic merit and unrivalled in its survey of topography and social customs, the collection reflects the way artists, Indian and European, rose to the challenge of documenting a land of endless variety and fascination. Curated by John Falconer.
This website holds detailed information on over 6000 films showing images of life in the British colonies. "Search Film By Country" to locate South Asia content. Over 150 films available for viewing online.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives is a manuscript and photograph repository dedicated to furthering the study of Asian and Middle Eastern art, archaeology and culture.
The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest art museums in the United States and one of the premier art institutions in the world.
The Asian Art Museum–Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is one of San Francisco's premier arts institutions and home to a world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian Art treasures spanning 6000 years of history
A non-profit organization, established in 1996, to promote the study and preservation of cultures and art on Inner Asia and the Silk Road. The Silkroad Foundation provides resources, information, and interactive exchange toward the pursuit of educating communities about Inner Asia and the Silk Road.
With one of the most valuable growing collections of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from our website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.
CrossAsia offers access to specialised information from the entire spectrum of humanities and social sciences from and about Asia.CrossAsia supports the Asia-related studies in research and teaching in Germany and beyond. Digitized collections for South Asia include: Literature on South Asia, Sontheimer Slide Collection, Early Bengali Literature, and Documenta Nepalica.
A large network of Buddhist information and education including directories of Buddhist centers and temples worldwide, electronic publishing of Buddhist teachings and scriptures, study guides and open access eBooks and articles.
A cooperative platform for expanding access to Buddhist literature. Explore the millions of pages of texts contributed by BDRC and its many partners.
A collection of resources about Shinto, provided by the Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University, Japan.
The magazine presents through a Hindu perspective a wide range of topics including education, culture, cosmology, philosophy, ethics, sociology, film, music, spirituality, food, and travel.
A guide created by the National Taiwan University containing a database of 106,647 full-text Buddhist articles in 45 languages
Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online is a free and open-access online platform of digital resources to aid the teaching of Islamic art, architecture, and visual culture