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Asian Studies: Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste (East Timor)

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Secondary Sources

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


UofL Databases

Open Access

World Bank Data - Timor-Leste

Overview of statistics for Timor-Leste economy and population.


Encyclopedia Britannica -Timor-Leste

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

The World Factbook - Timor-Leste 

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

BBC Country Profiles - Timor-Leste

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

UofL Government Resource Guide - Timor-Leste

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

Timor-Leste 2010-2011 Web Archive

The Timor-Leste Web Archive is a selection of websites about the emergence of Timor-Leste as an independent country following independence, declared in 2002. Many of the websites contain information about the move to independence, the struggle for self-determination, and post-independence developments.

Timor-Leste Elections Web Archive

The Timor-Leste Elections Web Archive covers the presidential and parliamentary elections of 2012 and 2017.


Timor Leste
East Timor
Fighting Spirit of East Timor
A Not-So-Distant Horror
Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia
Headhunting and Colonialism


Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor
East Timor
Exile and Return among the East Timorese
Island encounters : Timor-Leste from the Outside in