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GENERAL HISTORY OF ASIA--FAR EAST-- SELECTED RESOURCES 
 
 

Keeley Library  Revised January 23, 2001

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  • BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT ASIAN HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

    in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:World Book, 2001 
    Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.1
     inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
    Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.2
    Chapman,a Graham P."Asia" v. 1 Walsh, John R "Asia". v. 2

    GENERAL HISTORY OF ASIA-- BROWSING GUIDE 950'S
    See our guide, Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

    950's     General History of Asia  Far East 
    951's     China and Adjacent Areas 
    952's     Japan 
    953's     Arabian Peninsula and Adjacent Areas 
    954's     South Asia   India
    955's     Iran 
    956's     Middle East, (Near East ) 
    957's     Siberia  (Asiatic Russia) 
    958's     Central Asia
    959's     Southeast Asia    Cambodia

    sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects
    ASIA EASTERN HEMISPHERE  ASIA CENTRAL ORIENT EURASIA 

    GENERAL HISTORY OF ASIA--SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

    The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject. Each type of book listed below is useful for a particular purpose. These kinds of resources exist for books in many different subject areas. As you use them, you will become more familiar with them, and will appreciate their value.Resource Type:
    Reference Source Selected Title Call Number
    Asian History: Chronologies The Wilson chronology of Asia and the Pacific  REf. 950.0202 B885  1999
    Asian History: Atlases  Atlas of Southeast Asia Ref. 912.59 U36
    Asian History: Handbooks 
    These  are usually one-volume works which specialize in one area and  give a short 
    explanation or description of the event or topic.
    Cultural atlas of India : India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka 

    Peoples of the world. Asians and Pacific Islanders:
    the culture, geographical setting, and historical background of 41 Asian and Pacific Island peoples 

    Ref. 954 J67 1996
     

    Ref. 950 M913 1993
     

     

    Asian History: Encyclopedias
    These are encyclopedias devoted to history
    topics. Contents vary. 
    Encyclopedia of Asian history 
    Encyclopedia of World Cultures (incudes Asian Countries)
    Ref. 950 E56 1988
    Ref.Ref. 306.09 E56
    Asian History:  Periodical, News
    Articles and Article Reprints
    See  online periodicals
    See also Global Studies, and Annual Editions, Reprints
    Asian History: Biographies Dictionary of world biography
    (Look in index for Asia to see list of names included)
    See also Biography topic guide
    Ref. 920.02 D554WB

     

    PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

    SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
     As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to  SAILS  Databases . You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.
    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE INDEX Use this index to locate articles from the National Geographic Magazine. The Keeley Library has an extensive backfile of articles that you can use. SIRS Reprints are also available near the Reference Desk. 

    WEB SITES

    CNN Online Page : U.S. 24-hour video news channel. News, updated every few hours.
    BBC World Service:  BBC radio network 
     CIA World Factbook: Country profiles section includes statistics, maps, flags
    Library of Congress Country Studies
    Penn Library: Resources by Subject East Asian History Sourcebook 
    Asia Web Watch U.S. Department of State Home Page
    History of China Taiwan Government Information Office
    Chinese Security Home Page Internet Guide for China Studies
    Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre Asian Arts
    Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library History of the Indian Sub-Continent
    Islamic History Sourcebook Japanese History 
    Jewish History Sourcebook Indian History Sourcebook
    Center for Middle Eastern StudiesThis Web site is maintained by the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies.  Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies The University of Durham in England maintains this site.
    Middle East Internet Pages
    allows you to browse through virtually every aspect of Middle East culture, politics, and current information.
    Internet Public Library Online World Newspapers
    grouped by regions  Middle East, Far East, etc.

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    Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
    September, 1978  to  June, 2001