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Asian Studies: Malaysia


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Secondary Sources

Use these databases to find articles and/or essays in scholarly journals and books.


UofL Databases

Open Access

Department of Statistics Malaysia Official Portal

The Department of Statistics Malaysia is a premier government agency entrusted with the responsibility to collect, interpret and disseminate latest and real time statistics in the monitoring of national economic performance and social development.


Encyclopedia Britannica - Malaysia

Information on the land, people, economy, administration and social conditions, cultural life, and history. 

The World Factbook - Malaysia 

Basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues.

BBC Country Profiles - Malaysia

An instant guide to the history, politics, and economic background of countries and territories.

UofL Government Resource Guide - Malaysia

Our Government Resources guide provides an extensive list of articles related to politics, culture, and society


A History of Malaysia
Culture and Customs of Singapore and Malaysia
A Short History of Malaysia
Post-Colonial Chinese Literatures in Singapore and Malaysia
The Politics of Multiculturalism
Piety and Politics
Islamic Modern
The Singing Top


From Malaysia to the Ends  of the Earth
Labour Migration in Malaysia and Spain: Markets, Citizenship and Rights
Sonic Modernities in the Malay World
Getting a Dial Tone

Primary Sources

These databases and websites provide access to digital archival materials such as manuscripts, letters, photographs, moving image and sound materials, artwork, books, diaries, and other artifacts. You can also visit our main pages for Asia and Southeast Asia to find additional databases and resources covering broader regions.

Open Access

Malaysia Design Archive 

This project maps the development of graphic design in Malaysia from the period before independence(1957) until now and provides digital collections of Malaysian art and design work.

DREAMSEA: Digital Repository of Endangered and Affected Manuscripts in Southeast Asia
More than 2000 manuscripts from Indonesia, Laos, and Thailand