There is no single database that will cover the literature of Asian American Studies, but Asian American Studies literature is indexed in a variety of databases. This lists two important journals in Asian American Studies. The discourse in these journals may provide important key words for those searching the more general databases listed below.

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Amerasia Journal has been the forum both nationally and internationally for academic, community, and student views of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States and elsewhere since 1971. The articles in this journal may provide important keywords for those searching Asian American Studies topics in more general databases.

Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS) explores all aspects of Asian American experiences through original articles detailing new theoretical developments, research results, methodological innovations, public policy concerns, and pedagogical issues. This the articles in this journal may provide helpful vocabulary for those searching Asian American topics in more general databases.

Prime resource for accessing the latest research in sociology and related disciplines in the social, behavioral, and cultural studies. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.

Coverage: 1963-present
Tags: Sociology

Bibliographic database containing citations to articles on American and Canadian history, including ethnic history and relations, from prehistory to the present. Covers more than 2000 journals published worldwide.

Coverage: 1964-present
Tags: Canada, History, United States Of America

The Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLAIB) covers international scholarly materials on all languages, literatures, linguistics, and folklore from around the world. It includes citations to items from journals, series, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. MLAIB does not index book reviews.

Coverage: 1926-present
Tags: Language, Literature

An interdisciplinary database combined from Women Studies Abstracts (1984-present), Women’s Studies Database (1972-present), New Books on Women and Feminism (1987-present), Women of Color and Southern Women (1975-present), and several major bibliographies.

Coverage: 1972 (and earlier)-present
Tags: Women, Women's Studies

The online version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies contains more than 800,000 records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide beginning in 1971 to present.

Coverage: 1971-present, depending upon the subfile.
Tags: Asia, Literature, Multidisciplinary

A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in the United States.

Coverage: 1960-present
Tags: Cultural Studies, News, United States Of America

Access World News from NewsBank provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. Access World News also includes a selection of Spanish language newspapers from the United States and other countries. Date coverage varies with individual newspaper.

Tags: News

Search the following Chadwyck-Healey databases: Palmer’s Index to The Times, 1790-1905 (with full text from 1800-1870) the Official Index to the Times, 1906-1980, and the Historical Index to The New York Times, 1851-1922.

Tags: History, News

A full text collection of 13 California Newspapers covering the period between 1850 and 1900. It can be searched separately or in conjunction with the Early American Newspapers Collection (Series 1).

Coverage: 1850-1900
Tags: California, News

More than 250 plays, some previously unpublished, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information.

Coverage: late 19th century-present
Tags: Asian Americans, Drama

The Library of Congress’ digital collections provides open access to full text historical documents and materials . Includes written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

The Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA) serves as a gateway to the archival and manuscript holdings of numerous California archives, libraries, oral history programs, and museums featuring online finding aids, digital images, electronic texts and oral histories. There are 10,000 digital images complemented by 20,000 pages of electronic transcriptions documenting the experience of Japanese Americans in World War II internment camps.

Coverage: 1941-1945

Current full-text of the Los Angeles Times, New York Times (including the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review), and the Wall Street Journal. For historical backfiles, see ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

Los Angeles Times, 1985 to present

New York Times, 1980 to present (including the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review)

Wall Street Journal, 1984 to present