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History Resources

In addition to consulting the resources listed here, visit Tredway Library's research guide for Asian studies.

Primary Sources for Asian History

Asian News Sources


Other Major English-Language News Sources

The following books collect major primary source documents, translated into English, from countries/regions of Asia. They're a great place to start for the most important primary sources related to the topic you are researching. 

Tredway Library and I-Share have a large variety of books--both print and electronic--that you may wish to consult as primary sources. In OneSearch (below), begin at the Advanced Search screen and limit to "ALiCat only" for books at Augustana or "All I-Share libraries" to search across Illinois. 

  • Search by author to find a book by a prominent historical figure. Example:

Screenshot of a search at the Advanced Search screen. "Gandhi" is typed in the top box. "Author/Creator" is selected in the first drop-down menu.

  • To find an edited collection of primary sources on a historical topic, search the topic in one box (keep the topic broad!) and the word "sources" as a Subject in the other box. Example:

Screenshot of a search at the Advanced Search screen. "Japan" is typed in the top box. "Sources" is typed in the box below; "Subject" has been selected in the second drop-down menu to the left.

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