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Resources by Region

Africa

Africa in the SOAS Library
Provides information on African materials in SOAS Library and links to relevant online resources.

Africa Bibliography [On-campus] [Off-campus]
This is an authoritative guide to works in African studies published under the auspices of the International African Institute annually since 1984.

Africa Wide-NiPAD [On-campus] [Off-campus]
Provides single point access to over 40 databases. Records come from books, periodical articles and pamphlets. Databases included are:

  • IBISCUS (1970 to present) a development database on francophone Africa.
  • Knipkat from the Nasionale Afrikaanse Letterkunde Museum en Navorsingsentrum (NALN) an index of press cuttings from newspapers and magazines relating to Afrikaans.
  • The Southern African Database (Sardius) (1961-1997) database of 34,000+ annotated records.
  • Index to South African Periodicals (1987-present) covers more than 440 South African periodicals.

AllAfrica.com [On-campus] [Off-campus]
Contains an Africa related news archive; with content from over 100 media organizations.

China

China in the SOAS Library
Provides information on Chinese materials in SOAS Library and links to relevant online resources.

Bibliography of Asian Studies [On-campus] [Off-campus]
Index of Western language monographs, journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and anthologies on all parts of Asia published since 1971.

A-Z Chinese Language Databases
This lists all the Chinese language databases SOAS has access to.

Japan and Korea

Japan & Korea in the SOAS Library
Provides information on Japanese and Korean materials in SOAS Library and links to relevant online resources.

Bibliography of Asian Studies [On-campus] [Off-campus]
Index of Western language monographs, journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and anthologies on all parts of Asia published since 1971.

A-Z Korean Language Databases
This lists all the Korean language databases SOAS has access to - many providing access to relevant secondary sources.

A-Z Japanese Language Databases
This lists all the Japanese language databases SOAS has access to - many providing access to relevant secondary sources.

Middle East and Central Asia

Middle East & Central Asia in the SOAS Library
Provides information on Middle Eastern and Central Asian materials in SOAS Library and links to relevant online resources.

Bibliography of Arabic Books Online [On-campus] [Off-campus]
A bibliography and catalogue of books printed in Arabic script from c. 1730 until 1960.

Brill Online [On-campus] [Off-campus]
Access to reference works: Brill's New Pauly, Encyclopaedia of Islam, Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān; as well as Index Islamicus.

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (MECAS) [On-campus] [Off-campus use]
Bibliographic database, which provides access to a wide range of material relating to the study of the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

Oxford Islamic Studies [On-campus] [Off-campus]
Access to a wide range of materials relating to Islam, including: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Oxford History of Islam.

South Asia

South Asia in the SOAS Library
Provides information on South Asian materials in SOAS Library and links to relevant online resources.

Bibliography of Asian Studies [On-campus] [Off-campus]
Index of Western language monographs, journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and anthologies on all parts of Asia published since 1971.

South East Asia

South East Asia in the SOAS Library
Provides information on South East Asian materials in SOAS Library and links to relevant online resources

Bibliography of Asian Studies [On-campus] [Off-campus]
Index of Western language monographs, journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and anthologies on all parts of Asia published since 1971.