GA 101: Introduction to Global Asia

Contact info

For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, or Ask a librarian.

Global Asia Program at SFU

Research process

Start Your Research Here -- This page gives you an overview of the research process, or in other words how to find materials for your essay.

Book covers by ISBNs: 020364395X 90-485-2330-3 9780203859117 9780822370543 0472072528 9780520952249 1137378662 1-137-51691-7 3-319-93656-5 9781501735158 9781317269366 9781000090086 9780822373407 1-84813-987-X 9780773588004 981-329-123-0 9781351846226 1-78371-340-2 9780773541498 9780415456913 9781138632516 9780415770354 9780774833790

Selected dictionaries and encyclopedias

Find journal articles

How to find journal articles
Search for journal articles on your topic using the databases, below. 
Use the "Get@SFU" icon will to find copies of articles which are not full-text within the database or to request the article through Inter-Library Loans.

Women's Studies International
For issues related to gender, sexuality and women's studies

America: History and Life
Literature on all aspects of U.S. and Canadian history, culture and current affairs from prehistory to present. Access is limited to 6 users at a time. Users will be automatically logged out of the database after 12 minutes of inactivity.
Anthropology Plus
Key database for Anthropological journal articles and finding ethnographies.

Bibliography of Asian Studies
Periodicals, individually authored monographs (published 1971 to 1992 only), chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften on East, Southeast, and South Asia.

Historical Abstracts
Abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, dissertations on the history of the world outside, excluding Canada and the United States, since 1450. Access is limited to 6 users at a time. Users will be automatically logged out of the database after 12 minutes of inactivity.

International Political Science Abstracts
Abstracts of political science articles published in journals and yearbooks around the world. Coverage from 1951 to present

Find books, book chapters, journal articles

The Library Catalogue provides access to books, journal articles, videos, government documents and much more.  To limit the search results to "books", use the filter (left-hand column in search results) to "resource type" of "books."

Library Catalogue search guide

Search the SFU Library Catalogue, either the Basic or the Advanced search

Note:  These have been limited to "Resource type" of "Books" and can also be limited to "Subject" (left-hand column)

Combine different concepts using AND
Combine same concepts using OR
quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use brackets for synonyms
Use asterisk (*) for different endings of words

Use pulldown menu and select, "Source Types" as "Books"

Note:  For Catalogue Search, when combining concepts, use CAPITAL letters ( "OR", "AND")

If you have found one book that is particularly relevant to your research, but need more, search that book in the library catalogue and use the subject headings associated with that book!

    Selected books

    Subject headings

    Browse Books in the Library Catalogue Using Subject Headings

    Catalogue Search / Browse then change "Title" to "Subject" and enter your subject term, for example:

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