Databases for South Asia

SOAS Library provides access to many databases which support research into South Asia.

SOAS students and staff can cross-search a range of South Asia related databases via EBSCO Discovery .

Below is a list of our major databases available for South Asia. Most databases can be accessed by all Library users on-campus. For a full list of our databases please see eJournal and eBook Finder .

  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
    An index of Western language monographs, journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, anthologies and Festschriften on all parts of Asia published since 1971. Links to full-text are available via SFX.
    On campus use / Off campus use

  • Critical Collective
    It is a digital archive as well as an art magazine dedicated to build knowledge in the visual arts in India and South Asia.
    On campus use

  • JSTOR - Asian Studies
    Includes: Economic and Political Weekly, India International Centre Quarterly International, Journal of Hindu Studies, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Modern Asian Studies, Pakistan Economic and Social Review.
    SOAS Alumni can also register for off-campus access via the Alumni website
    On campus use / Off campus use

  • Manupatra
    Manupatra includes case laws of the Supreme Court and High Courts of India across all subjects, orders of tribunals and commissions, Central Bare Acts (including various States Acts) and rules, regulations, schemes and orders.  Available to all Library users on-campus.
    On campus use / Off campus use

  • Proquest -The Times of India (1838-2003)
    Provides access to historical local, regional and national news for publications including The Bombay Times, Journal of Commerce and the Bombay Times and Standard. Easily searchable, spanning centuries of historical and political events.
    On campus use / Off campus use