General Online Reference Tools
(bibliographies, catalogs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes…)



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Google Scholar Google Multidisciplinary index of schoarly articles (and other materials). Covers a growing number of Asian-language works.  Bibliographic database, comprehensive Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
WorldCat.org OCLC World's largest union catalog of books, also including citations of articles, theses, and archives.  Bibliographic database, comprehensive Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
BBC Country Profiles BBC Provides background information on history, economy, and politices of countries and territories, including those in East Asia. Country information Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Country Studies Library of Congress Provides basic information on countries in the world, including E. Asia Country information Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
World Factbook CIA Provides basic facts about countries in the world.  Country information Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
CJKV-English Dictionary & Digital Dictionary of Buddhism Charles Muller (University of Tokyo) Provides limited free access to two high-quality reference tools. Registration required.  Dictionary/ encyclopedia Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Archives des Missions Etrangeres de Paris Missions étrangères de Paris Catalog of archives associated with French overseas missions, including those to Asia.  Specialized catalog/ directory Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Directory of Open Access Journals Lund University Libraries (Sweden) Directory of thousands of open access journals from around the world.  Specialized catalog/ directory Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
FamilySearch.org Genealogical Society of Utah One of the largest genealogical databases in the world.  Specialized catalog/ directory Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
New Asia Books International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Provides information about English-language academic books on Asia published in the last 12 months.  Specialized catalog/ directory Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Online Archive of California California Digital Library Database of finding aids for "memory institutions" across California. Includes a number of Asia-related collections. Some items available online.  Specialized catalog/ directory Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
PAIR – Portal to Asian Internet Resources University of Wisconsin Directory of selected web sites related to Asia. Last updated in 2005. Specialized catalog/ directory Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Asian Law Online Bibliographic Database University of Melbourne Asian Law Centre Searchable database for Western-language publications on Asian law.  Subject bibliography/index Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
IREON – The International Relations and Area Studies Online German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies (FIV) Bibliographic database for international relations.  Subject bibliography/index Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
Japanese Bibliography for the Study of the History of East Asian Paintings 東アジア絵画史研究文献目録 University of Tokyo - Institute of Oriental Cultures Covers Japanese publications on Chinese and Korean paintings. Subject bibliography/index Join the discussion on FOREASt Forum 
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