Links to South and Southeast Asian Resources

These are arranged by category and then alphabetically, or geographically in the case of libraries and archives. For example, click on the heading ‘eJournals’ below to link to electronic journals. Click on ‘Libraries and archives’ to discover complementary collections of resources. Or discover the Librarian’s favourite resources.

Please note that The Centre of South Asian Studies is not responsible for the content or management of any site linked to this page.

Online Newspapers
eJournals
Bibliographic databases
Blogs and online news
Digital resources
Academic Discussion sites
Organisations
Libraries and archives
Librarian’s favourites

Online South and Southeast Asian Newspapers

Asia Daily
Asia Times Online
Bangkok Post (Thailand)
Business Line (India)
The Business Times (Singapore)
China Daily
Daily News and Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka)
Daily Star (Bangladesh)
Dawn Internet Edition (Daily) (Pakistan)
Dawn Weekly (Pakistan. Discontinued in 2003. Archived issues available here for 1995-2003.)
Deccan Herald (India)
The Financial Express (India)
The Frontier Post (Peshawar, Lahore & Karachi, Pakistan; includes Afghanistan news)
Harakah Daily (Malaysia)
Herald Pakistan’s monthly current affairs magazine – headlines and highlights free online.
Himal Southasian A regional news and analysis magazine, with geographical content from Afghanistan to Burma, from Tibet to the Maldives. It is published by The Southasia Trust, Lalitpur, Nepal
The Hindu (Chennai, India)
The Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India)
India Today Limited online access only.
Indian Express
The Irrawaddy (Burma and Southeast Asia)
The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)
The Kathmandu Post (Nepal)
The Nation (Thailand)
New Light of Myanmar
New Straits Times (KL)
News India-Times
Newsline (current affairs magazine, Pakistan)
Pakistan Link
Phnom Penh Post
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Rajasthan Patrika (India)
The Star (Malaysia)
The Statesman (India)
The Straits Times (Singapore)
Newspaper SG enables you to search historic English-language newspapers from Singapore and Malaya, 1831-2009, in the National Library of Singapore. It links to full-text in many cases, but excludes articles from third-party news sources (such as Reuters, AFP and AP) published during the last 70 years, plus Straits Times articles published after 1989.
The Sunday Times(Sri Lanka)
The Telegraph (Kolkata, India)
The Times of India
Times of India (1838-2007) University of Cambridge access; Raven password required off campus. Enter: Times of India [in database search box]
The Tribune (Chandigarh, India)
Viet Nam News
The Week (India)

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eJournals

University of Cambridge members are recommended to use the ejournal links maintained centrally by the University Library at ejournals@Cambridge to link to full text electronic journals. Click on the ejournals tab, and enter the journal title. Then click on the supplier statement immediately below the journal title, which is usually highlighted in blue.

Ancient India and Iran Trust news (Cambridge)
Archives of Asian Art University of Hawai’i Press. Annual journal devoted to the arts of South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia. Available to University of Cambridge via Project Muse.
ASEAN Economic Bulletin ISEAS. Available to University of Cambridge. Enter the journal title, and follow one of the links.
ASEASUK News Association of South-East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom.
Asia Journals Online A portal enabling you to search and link to scholarly journals from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Asia Policy (National Bureau of Asian Research).
Asian Development Outlook (Asian Development Bank)
Asian Journal of Social Science (Brill). Formally published as: Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science. University of Cambridge only
Asian Music University of Texas Press. Journal of the Society for Asian Music. Available to University of Cambridge via Project Muse.
Asian Perspectives (University of Hawai’i). University of Cambridge only
Asian Studies Review Routledge. University of Cambridge only
Asian Survey (University of California Press). University of Cambridge only
Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai’i Press. Available to University of Cambridge via Project Muse.
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies(ASEAS) is a core project of the Society for South-East Asian Studies (SEAS) in Vienna.
Bangladesh Journals Online Access to 54 titles – covering agriculture, rural development, medicine and veterinary sciences, education, linguistics and Annual Research Journal of the International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC).
BiblioAsia a news journal promoting collection services and programmes at the National Library Singapore.
Bioscope: South Asian screen studies Sage, v.1:no.1 (January 2010)- present, via Sage Premier package (University of Cambridge access).
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies Routledge. University of Cambridge only
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East Duke University Press. Available to University of Cambridge via Project Muse.
Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai’i Press. Interdisciplinary work in Pacific studies. Available to University of Cambridge via Project Muse.
Contemporary South Asia Routledge. University of Cambridge only
Contributions to Indian Sociology Sage. University of Cambridge only
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs ISEAS. Available to University of Cambridge via Project Muse.
Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai, India). University of Cambridge only. Enter journal title and follow link.
ejournals@Cambridge University of Cambridge electronic journals homepage
Frontline (India)
Himal, Southasian Published by the not-for-profit The Southasia Trust, Lalitpur, Nepal. A regional news and analysis magazine, with geographical coverage stretching from Afghanistan to Burma, and from Tibet to the Maldives.
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies Available to University of Cambridge via Project Muse.
Hong Kong Journals Online (HKJO) A full-text image database providing access to selected academic and professional journals, in English and Chinese, published in Hong Kong. Includes economics, education, law, linguistics, medicine; also the Journal of the Hong Kong branch, Royal Asiatic Society.
India Quarterly (Sage). University of Cambridge only
India Today
Indian Economic and Social History Review University of Cambridge only
Indian Journal of Gender Studies University of Cambridge only
Indonesia (SEAP, Cornell University). Free access to articles and reviews published more than five years ago. Online access to single issues and individual articles published within the last five years is available for a fee.
International Politics (Palgrave Macmillan). Access for University of Cambridge.
ISIM publications, Leiden University International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden University. ISIM Review ceased publication in January 2009, but back issues available for download at the Leiden University Repository.
Islam: Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East. Available from 2001-present in De Gruyter Online (University of Cambridge access)
Journal of Asian Studies University of Cambridge only
Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Journal of Burma Studies University of Cambridge limited access (abstracts of articles) via Project MUSE
Journal of Chinese Overseas Brill. Vol. 1 (2005) through to present issue, via NESLi2 (University of Cambridge access).
Journal of Development Studies Routledge. University of Cambridge only
Journal of Punjab Studies Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. Articles from Fall 2004 to Fall 2010 available online in PDF format.
Journal of South Asia Women Studies
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies University of Cambridge only
Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society limited access (abstracts of articles) from v.83 (2010) available to University of Cambridge via Project Muse.
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society University of Cambridge only
Journal of Vietnamese Studies University of Cambridge only
Manoa University of Hawai’i Press. Literary journal, including American and international fiction, poetry, artwork, and essays of cultural or literary interest. Available to University of Cambridge via Project Muse.
Material Religion. Taylor & Francis online. University of Cambridge access 2005-present.
Modern Asian Studies University of Cambridge only
Nepal Journals OnLine (NepJOL) Access to Nepalese published research and indigenous scholarship via 53 journals. Covers agriculture, anthropology, business, development, environmental science, forestry, geography, history, medicine, media studies and politics.
Outlook (India)
Pakistaniaat : a journal of Pakistan studies Open access academic journal covering aspects of Pakistani history, culture, literature, and politics. (Published at University of North Texas)
Philippine Journals Online (PhilJOL) Access to Philippine published research and indigenous scholarship via 36 journals. Includes Philippine studies, agriculture, population, economics, business, languages, law, medicine and social sciences.
Philippine Studies limited access (abstracts of articles) for University of Cambridge via Project MUSE
Seminar (ISSN 0037-1939) New Delhi Web edition of monthly symposium.
Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia ISEAS. Available to University of Cambridge. Enter journal title, and follow a link.
South Asia Insititute, Newsletter University of Texas at Austin
South Asianist v.1:no.1, (2012)- . Open access, interdisciplinary journal, published by Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh.
South East Asia Research (IP Publishing in cooperation with SOAS). University of Cambridge only
South Asian Diaspora (Taylor & Francis Online). University of Cambridge access 2009-present.
Southeast Asian Affairs (ISEAS). Access for University of Cambridge via ABI Inform.
Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL) Access to Sri Lankan published research and indigenous scholarship via 29 journals (mostly in science and medicine, but also including agricultural economics, architecture, education, libraries and information science).
Vietnam Journals Online

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Bibliographic databases

Berita database  (South Asia collection, Ohio University) An online bibliographical database for topics relating to Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. Includes books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers; some in Malay language. Over 46,000 references to resources published since 1990. Can be searched by keyword, author name or Library of Congress subject heading.

Bibliography of Asian Studies  An invaluable reference resource, indexing articles, book chapters and conference proceedings from 1971 – present. Especially good coverage for the arts & humanities.

Google Scholar  Searches scholarly literature – articles, books, abstracts. Links to online copies, where available, via Google Books, and to Cambridge library catalogues.

IndCat: Online Union Catalogue of Indian Universities

Index Islamicus University of Cambridge access; Raven password required off campus. Coverage: books, articles and reviews on Islam and the Muslim world. Includes publications in European languages relating to all aspects of Islam and the lives of Muslims, past and present in countries in which Muslims are a majority of the population, as well as Muslim minorities elsewhere. Pre-Islamic Arabian background is included, as well as most aspects of the history and languages of the pre-and non-Muslim Turkic peoples.

JSTOR  full text database of scholarly journal articles, excluding the last 5 years. Can browse South Asian Studies titles. Now expanded to include 19th century British pamphlets and Foreign and Commonwealth Office collection of rare pamphlets, 1545-1900.

Mapping Asia in UK libraries (newspaper holdings and collection descriptions)

Official publications of India (University of Chicago catalogue)

Periodicals Index Online  database of article citations with links to eresources@cambridge

South Asia through official eyes project (SATOE) (UK holdings of post-independence official publications)

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Blogs and online news

BBC News for Asia

Ancient India and Iran Trust blog (Cambridge)

South Asia Archive and Library Group blog (UK)

Southeast Asian Library Group blog News and information from libraries and archives about Southeast Asian collections.

Weblog Malaysiakini  : news and views on Malaysia.

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Digital resources

Aceh Books Online Books about Aceh, in pdf format, in a variety of languages from the KITLV Library.

ARTstor Provides access to architectural images from South and Southeast Asia, particularly religious architecture – shrines, temples, monasteries. Link for University of Cambridge access; Raven password required off campus. Select Databases, and enter ARTstor. For an overview, see: ARTstor Asian Studies guide

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library  (Australian National University). Nolonger updated, but still a useful resource.

Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) Links to online resources on Bangladesh

Bichitra: Online Tagore Variorum containing nearly all of Tagore’s writings in Bengali and English, from manuscript to print. The website can be navigated in English, Bengali and Hindi, and the search engine allows you to locate any word or phrase used in his works.

Chicago Manual of Style Online. Access for University of Cambridge to this referencing resource.

Cite Them Right Online. Access for University of Cambridge to this referencing resource (or via eresources@Cambridge)

Columbia International Affairs Online  Access to online books, journals, policy briefs, course packs and videos on international affairs. Regularly updated publications from NGOs, university research institutes etc.

Cornell Modern Indonesia Project  online access to Project publications – Interim reports, Translations, Monographs and Bibliographies – 75 titles currently available.

CrossAsia  a virtual library for East and Southeast Asia supported by Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Universitatsbibliothek Heidelberg, South Asia Institute and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Dictionary of acronyms used by Asian and Pacific studies scholars (Australian National University)

Digital Colonial Documents Project (India) (La Trobe University, Curtin University, The University of New England and the University of Sydney)

Digital Himalaya Portal to multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region. Project based at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

Digital South Asia Library A project of the Center for Research Libraries and the University of Chicago.

Eastern Art Online Online access to the Ashmolean Museum’s Eastern Art department collections. A project of the Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art, University of Oxford.

Empire Online  digitised documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. (University of Cambridge access; Raven password required off campus)

eresources@cambridge  University of Cambridge electronic resources homepage

Gallica  A portal to French digital resources with an English-language interface (Bibliothèque nationale de France).

Migration to New Worlds – an online collection of materials on the ‘Century of Immigration’, 1800-1924, accessible to University of Cambridge students and staff . Materials include unique diaries, personal letters, oral histories and journals; each narrating the intimate journeys and challenges immigrants faced when settling in foreign countries. Click here for an overview.

National [Web] Portal of India

Newspaper SG enables you to search historic English-language newspapers from Singapore and Malaya, 1831-2009, in the National Library of Singapore. It links to full-text in many cases, but excludes articles from third-party news sources (such as Reuters, AFP and AP) published during the last 70 years, plus Straits Times articles published after 1989.

OECD Commonwealth iLibrary – books and working papers published by The Commonwealth online in a single research repository. Available off campus with Raven password.

OneSearch enables you to search across the collections of Singapore libraries, archives, museums and galleries in a single search. It will link to catalogue records for books and archival materials, and to digitised newspapers, and audio-visuals where available.

Partition Archive An oral history archive recording the histories of those who lived through the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Over 647 oral histories from more than seven countries have been recorded so far, but most of the footage can only be viewed in Berkeley, California. You can browse abstracts of migration stories on a Story map.

Qatar Digital Library  – a vast archive of digitised records from the British Library covering the history of the Gulf region and much of South Asia. Archives, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings and photographs are included along with notes contextualising each record, and links in both English and Arabic.

School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Access to an increasing number of resources, including the photographic archive of anthropologist, Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf (1909-1995), documenting tribal cultures in South Asia and the Himalayas.

South Asian Independence Movement Project (Yale University)

Times of India (1838-2007) University of Cambridge access; Raven password required off campus. Enter: Times of India [in database search box]. Very useful online newspaper database, which includes Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce 1838-1859, Bombay Times and Standard 1860-1861 and Times of India 1861-ten years ago (rolling date).

Vietnam Archive Based at The Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University, the archive includes photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio, moving images, and books related to the Vietnam War, Indochina, and the impact of the Vietnam War on the United States and Southeast Asia.

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Academic Discussion Sites

H-Asia : Asian history and studies

“A member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.”

H-SEASIA ; History and study of Southeast Asia

“A member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-SEASIA is a forum for discussion and communications regarding the history and study of Southeast Asia.”
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Organisations

Association for Asian Studies
Association of South-East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom
British Association for South Asian Studies supports advanced research in the humanities and social sciences of South Asia.
European Association for South Asian Studies
International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Leiden)
National Committee for Information Resources on Asia (UK)
Regional Centre For Strategic Studies (RCSS) South Asian regional think tank, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
South Asia Archive and Library Group (UK)
Southeast Asia Library Group (UK)
Swedish South Asian Studies Network

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Organisations with Asian Studies departments or Asian library and archive collections

The Libraries & Archives in South Asia (LASA) wiki (a collaborative effort to compile a guide to South Asian libraries and archives for academics and researchers in the humanities and social sciences). Please contribute to the wiki.
Ancient India & Iran Trust (Cambridge)
Bodleian Indian Institute Library (University of Oxford)
British Library (London), link to South Asia resources guide
British Museum (London), libraries and archives
Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh
Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies, The Open University
Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University
Institute of Ismaili Studies (London)
National Archives (London) for UK government records
National Library of Scotland link to South Asian collections
Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (London)
Royal Commonwealth Society Library collections (in Cambridge University Library)
Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
SOAS Library (London)
Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre Library Includes good links to other Indian library websites
The Kern Institute, Universiteit Leiden
National Library Board of Singapore
International Rice Research Institute Manila, Philippines
University of Chicago, South Asian Studies
Digital South Asia Library (Chicago)
Columbia University Libraries, South & Southeast Asian Studies
Cornell University Library
Duke University, South Asian Studies
Michigan State University, Asian Languages
University of Virginia,Center for South Asian Studies
Monash University Asian Studies Research Collection

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Librarian’s favourites

ARTstor Provides access to architectural images from South and Southeast Asia, particularly religious architecture – shrines, temples, monasteries. Link for University of Cambridge access; Raven password required off campus.
Bibliography of Asian Studies An invaluable reference resource, indexing articles, book chapters and conference proceedings from 1971 – present. Especially good coverage for the arts & humanities.
Bichitra: Online Tagore Variorum An amazing resource containing nearly all of Tagore’s writings in Bengali and English. The website can be navigated in English, Bengali and Hindi, and the search engine allows you to locate any word or phrase used in his works.
Cite Them Right Online. Access for University of Cambridge to this referencing resource (or via eresources@Cambridge)
Digital Himalaya Portal to multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region. Project based at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
ejournals@cam University of Cambridge members are recommended to use this ejournal portal maintained by the University Library to link to full text electronic journals. Enter the journal title. Then click on a supplier’s link immediately below the journal title, taking note of the date range available.
Index Islamicus University of Cambridge access; Raven password required off campus. Select Index Islamicus from list of databases. Coverage: books, articles and reviews on Islam and the Muslim world. Includes publications in European languages relating to all aspects of Islam and the lives of Muslims, past and present in countries in which Muslims are a majority of the population, as well as Muslim minorities elsewhere. Pre-Islamic Arabian background is included, as well as most aspects of the history and languages of the pre-and non-Muslim Turkic peoples.
NewspaperSG enables you to search historic English-language newspapers from Singapore and Malaya, 1831-2009, in the National Library of Singapore. It links to full-text in many cases, but excludes articles from third-party news sources (such as Reuters, AFP and AP) published during the last 70 years, plus Straits Times articles published after 1989.
OneSearch enables you to search across the collections of Singapore libraries, archives, museums and galleries in a single search. It will link to catalogue records for books and archival materials, and to digitised newspapers, and audio-visuals where available.
SAALG Blog South Asia Archive and Library Group blog – keep abreast of events and news relating South Asian collections.
Southeast Asian Library Group blog News and information from libraries and archives about Southeast Asian collections.
Times of India (1838-2007) University of Cambridge access; Raven password required off campus. Enter: Times of India [in database search box]. Very useful online newspaper database, which includes Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce 1838-1859, Bombay Times and Standard 1860-1861 and Times of India 1861-ten years ago (rolling end date).

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