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Asian Studies: Philippines


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Secondary Sources

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


UofL Databases

Open Access

Philippines Statistics Authority

National censuses and surveys, sectoral statistics, community-based statistics, consolidation of selected administrative recording systems, and compilation of national accounts.


Encyclopedia Britannica - Philippines

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

The World Factbook - Philippines  

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

BBC Country Profiles - Philippines

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

Philippines : A Country Study

Offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy. 

UofL Government Resource Guide - Philippines

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

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

Philippines Maps, Perry-Castaneda Library, Map Collection, University of Texas Libraries

This website holds a collection of old Philippines maps. It provides online version of a scanned-quality map produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

Wisconsin Philippines Image Collection

This website contains a digital photograph collection from the Philippines during the American colonial period and Laos in 1957, 1959 and 1969.

Philippine Elections Web Archive

This web archive documents the Philippine general elections of 2010 and 2019. In the Philippines, national elections for all positions above the barangay-level (barangay, being the smallest administrative division) take place every six years.


Culture and Customs of the Philippines
State and Society in the Philippines
Historical Dictionary of the Philippines
The American Colonial State in the Philippines
The History of the Philippines, 2nd Edition
Empires of the Senses
God's Arbiters
Arc of Empire


U. S. Special Operations Forces in the Philippines, 2001-2014
(Post-)colonial Archipelagos
Getting a Dial Tone
Home bound : Filipino American lives across cultures, communities, and countries


UofL Databases


Recommended Titles:

Business Mirror  

Davao Today 

Manila Standard Today 

The Manila Times

Mindanao Times 

Philippine Daily Inquirer 

The Philippine Star