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Includes the series The Cambridge History of China and The Cambridge History of Japan

Includes such titles as Encyclopedia of Modern Asia and Encyclopedia of India

Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire . (Ref 915.173 At95) New York: Facts on File, 2004.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Asian History - Browse broad subjects for essays on Asian history.

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Country Studies (general)

Asian Reading Room - From the Library of Congress.

Country Studies: Asia - Reports for each Asian country. Check the dates for currency. From the Library of Congress.

Digital South Asia Library - Full text reference sources, e-journals, statistics, maps, and more!

Doctors Without Borders - Choose a country of interest in the drop-down menu to see a list of stories related to that country.

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook - Debates on issues in history using articles, megasites, and other Web links. Organized into a general timeline. Includes both Chinese and Japanese history.

Mongols in World History focuses on curriculum materials on Asia, with information on art, culture, geoography, and literature. Topics include conquests, key figures, and much more.

Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library - A place to start research in this area-- contains links to bibliographies, videos, images, maps, encyclopedias, language dictionaries, instruction material and more.

HIST 162: Modern China

Chinese Communist Regime: Documents and Commentary. (2nd floor, 951.05 C420) New York: Praeger, 1967.

Chinese Politics: Documents and Analysis. (2nd floor 951.05 M992) Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 1986.  THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY IN OFF-SITE STORAGE.  Please use Link+ to get it from another library, or order this from off-site storage.  

Chinese Propaganda Poster Pages - From 1925 to the present. Hosted by the International Institute of Social History.  Originally created by Stefan Landsberger, a professor at the University of Amsterdam.

Foreign Relations of the United States - All the volumes before 1960 have been digitized from the University of Wisconsin. "The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication."  For volumes between after 1960, please use the State Department's site, which has an ongoing directive to digitize these volumes.  They organize them based upon the administrations of the time.

The full run of The New York Times, up until two years ago.

Pick a date range of interest and find citations to contemporary popular magazines of that time in English.  Plan on requesting the full articles from ILLiad if the Library does not own them!

Robert Henry Chandless Photographs - Searchable collection of over 200 photographs of China in the early 1900's. From the University of Washington Libraries, Digital Collections.

Virtual Museum of the Cultural Revolution - "...the editorial board has collected more than 1 million words' worth of materials. These works have come to us from scholars of the Cultural Revolution, readers' contributions, and articles we found scattered in all sorts of electronic and print publications. "  Many items are in Chinese, but some are in English.

China

China: A Provincial Atlas. (Ref Oversize 912.51 H859) New York: Macmillan, 1995.

China Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the People's Republic. (Ref 951.003 L9739) 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005.

Chinese Communist Regime: Documents and Commentary.(2nd floor, 951.05 C420) New York: Praeger, 1967.

Chinese Politics: Documents and Analysis. (2nd floor 951.05 M992) Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 1986. THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY IN OFF-SITE STORAGE. Please use Link+ to get it from another library, or order this from off-site storage. Link+ is quicker in responding.

Chinese Propaganda Poster Pages - From 1949 to the present. Hosted by the International Institute of Social History. Originally created by Stefan Landsberger, a professor at the University of Amsterdam.

Council on East Asian Libraries includes links to the art, literature and culture of China.

Foreign Relations of the United States - All the volumes before 1960 have been digitized from the University of Wisconsin. "The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office." For volumes between 1960-1970, please use the State Department's site, which has an ongoing directive to digitize these volumes.

History of China contains both text and graphics, has been created by Leon Poon at the University of Maryland.

Records of the Grand Historian of China. (2nd floor, 931 Ss71) New York: Columbia, 1961.

Robert Henry Chandless Photographs - Searchable collection of over 200 photographs of China in the early 1900's. From the University of Washington Libraries, Digital Collections.

Sources of Chinese Tradition. (2nd floor 951 D350a) 2 vols. New York: Columbia, 1999.

Tiananmen Square, 1989: Declassified History - Full text documents from the National Security Archive. It has additional information from the NSA here.

Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization provides a history of Chinese civilization through images. Included are units on geography, archaeology, religion, graphic arts, calligraphy, military technology, painting, homes, gardens, and clothing.

Japan

Atomic Bomb: Decision contains full text of most of the important documents surrounding the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and later Nagasaki.

Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan. (Ref 952.003 B686) New York: Cambridge, 1993.

Hiroshima-Nagasaki, August 1945. (Circ Desk, VHS S529) 1980.

Japanese History - gives a general overview from the early periods (300 BC) to the present day.

Japanese Digital Resources - From the Harvard Yenching Library.

Japan's Decision for War: Records of the 1941 Policy Conferences. (2nd floor, 940.5352 Ik3) Stanford: Stanford University, 1967.

Pacific War Encyclopedia. (Ref 940.5426 D922) New York: Facts on File, 1998.

Rekishi Kaido a project of the Kansai Institute of Information Systems and a consortium of Japanese organizations. The history of Japan is explored using text and graphics to view monuments and theme sections of major historical regions of interest in Japan (e.g. Asuka, Nara and Kyoto).

Texts and Documents: Asia- Articles and texts compiled by Hanover College.

Vietnam

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. [e-book] Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1998.

My Lai Courts Martial 1970 - Background material (maps, biographies, etc.) and excerpts from trial transcripts.

Vietnam Conflict: An Academic Information Portal for Education and Research Arranged by subject, such asProtestors and Conscientious Objectors, Soviets in Vietnam, and MIA

Vietnam War Bibliography - Arranged by subject, with topics such as Home Front, Public Opinion, Peace Movements andSouth Vietnam, Pacification. By Richard Jenson, a professor of history at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Vietnam War Bibliography - Arranged by subject, with topics such as Technology and Weapons, Air Force Operations, and the Draft.

Vietnam War - Arranged chronologically, maps relating to this war. A collaboration between the US Military Academy and the US Air Force Academy.

Vietnam War Declassification Project - Contains declassified primary documents from the National Security Advisor files. Examples include cables from Kissinger about the evacuation of Saigon, the Pentagon meeting of Richard Nixon relating to the returning of prisoners of war, and President Ford's meeting with congressmen about foreign aid.

Wars for Vietnam: 1945 to 1975 - Contains primary documents such as the Geneva Accords, Dulles's response, and Eisenhower's letter of support to Ngo Dinh Diem (1954). Discussions of key events, geography, bibliographies of writings, and much more. From Vassar.

Writing and Citing

A Pocket Guide to Writing in History (also called Rampolla)
(8th edition)
Reference: 1st floor 907.2 R148a

Chicago Manual of Style Online. Also available in print in the reference room (Ref 808.02 Un3e)

Chicago Manual of Style (Notes-Bibliography) - A guide from the SMC Library

Citation Management Software

Consider getting the Firefox (browser) extension called Zotero to better manage your online citations. You can also use Mendeley. Both are free!

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Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center") offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or can also drop in and do a session immediately, if an adviser is available. See their website for more information, or stop by Dante 202, or call us: 925.631.4684