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Asia Pacific Studies

Asia Pacific Studies Databases

Below you will find links to databases to find academic journal articles, newspaper articles, and more focused on Asia Pacific Studies.

Interdisciplinary Databases

If your topic intersects with another area of study, (for example Asia Pacific studies AND business) you can also look for resources in one of these databases.

Newspaper Articles

Asian Newspapers (free)

Find Full-Text

If the full-text of an article is not available, click on Full Text Finder to check options for finding the full-text, including requesting the article via Interlibrary Loan. Alternatively, you check if USF owns the journal by searching the Journal Finder by journal name. Learn how to use Full Text Finder in this short video tutorial.

Find Articles Not at USF

If the library doesn't have access to the journal article you want, you can still get it through Interlibrary Loan. Use Illiad to request your items online. You may receive your item in anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Be sure to start your research early!

Database Search Tips

  • Use Boolean operators connect your search words together to either narrow or broaden your set of results. The two basic boolean operators are: AND and OR.
    • AND tells the database that ALL search terms must be present in the resulting records. 
      Example: Japan AND women
    • OR increases your results, telling the database that ANY of your search terms can be present in the resulting records. 
      Example: China OR Japan
  • Use database “limit” options as needed. Most databases offer these options to limit your results:
    • to scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals
    • by source type (magazines, newspapers, academic journals)
    • by language (e.g., English)
  • Broaden a search by using a truncation symbol with a search term. Most databases use the (*) symbol. For example, prison* retrieves prison, prisons, prisoner, prisoners. 
  • Use quotes around search words to force exact phrase searching. Example: "Great Leap Forward"
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