Bibliography of Asian Studies

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is the most comprehensive Western-language database for research on East, Southeast and South Asia. Published by the Association for Asian Studies, it covers all subjects with special focus on the humanities and social sciences.

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At a Glance

Content Includes

  • Nearly 900,000 citations in total, with over 400,000 citations since 1992
  • All entries are easily searchable by author, title, year of publication, subject, country, journal title, keyword, and ISSN
  • Coverage of many important journals, particularly ones published in Asia, which are not indexed anywhere else
  • Unique index access to the contents of edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften and similar publications
  • Content is indexed according to relevant subject fields for easy and effective searching
  • Includes the full content of the annual printed Bibliography of Asian Studies back to 1971

A Valuable Resource for Asian Studies

The most important 100+ periodicals in Asian Studies or on Asia as identified by the BAS staff are indexed as soon as they are published for immediate inclusion in BAS. In fact, the total number of indexed journals is many times that amount. Selected Asia-related citations from many other journals are also included when applicable. In addition, various special projects have contributed substantial numbers of additional records to the database (among them journals on Southeast Asia dating as far back as 1779).

BAS uniquely also includes citations to Western-language chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften, and more.

Benefits of Access via EBSCOhost

  • Streamlined user experience—reduces the number of different search interfaces one must use to discover BAS records and simplifies training of new users
  • Greater access to full-text of articles cited in BAS through EBSCOhost’s powerful linking functionality
  • Ability to search BAS along with all of an institution’s EBSCOhost databases through a single, multi-database search
  • All databases on the EBSCOhost platform are backed by EBSCO’s multi-tenant cloud architecture and supported by multiple data centers around the world to ensure an optimum, reliable user experience
  • Staff access to in-depth usage reporting and enhanced customization via the EBSCOadmin module