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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Southeast Asia Studies


Below are short descriptions about various types of scholarly sources and general recommendations for finding them. For more specific information about how to find Southeast Asia scholarly sources, select the appropriate page tabs or contact the subject librarian listed, both found on the left side of this page.


Academic Journals and Articles

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Academic journals primarily contain peer-reviewed scholarly articles, which can also appear in article databases. Find them at The Library's Start Your Search portal and Google Scholar.


Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Libraries

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Archives include historical recordsdocuments, and artifacts. Special collections are archives grouped by topic or provenance. Digital libraries house digital archives, special collections, galleries, and exhibits. Find all of them at the UC Berkeley Library Digital Collections website, The Bancroft Library, and The South/Southeast Asia Library.


Books and eBooks

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Find books and ebooks at The Library's Start Your Search portal, OskiCat (UC Berkeley's online catalog), WorldCat (Library of Congress online catalog) (free version), and HathiTrust.



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Dissertations are works of original academic research written by doctoral students to earn their PhD. Find them at ProQuest Dissertations and Theses at UCB and WorldCat Dissertations and Theses.


Government Publications and Statistics

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Government publications and statistics include all governmental and non-governmental statistical sources. Find them at A-Z Databases (use subject and database type filters to perform specific searches), United Nations organization websites, and WorldBank.


Images, Galleries, and Exhibits

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Images, galleries, and exhibits are usually part of an archive or special collection. Find them at The UC Berkeley online exhibits webpage, the UC Berkeley Library Digital Collections website, The Bancroft Library, and The South/Southeast Asia.Library.


Maps and Atlases

Find maps and atlases at the Earth Sciences and Map Library, OskiCat, and WorldCat.



Media includes audiovideo, and film. Find media at the Media Resources Center, The Library's Start Your Search portal (includes several online tools), OskiCat, and WorldCat.


Newspapers and Microforms

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Newspapers are often archived in microforms (microfilm, microfiche, or microcard), which can also be used to preserve other types of sources. Find all of these at The Newspapers & Microforms Library, OskiCat, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and WorldCat.


Other Source Types

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