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Research Guide for East Asian Studies


This guide is meant to provide a starting point for research in East Asian studies by students within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Harvard affiliated researchers should get in touch with Cheryl LaGuardia

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Harvard Library Resources

Harvard Library Portal

Harvard College Library Portal


OASIS (Online Archival Search Information System): finding aids for archival and manuscript collections.

VIA (Visual Information Access): a catalog to images owned by Harvard, dose not incude original characters.

Harvard Art Museum Collections

Harvard Map Collection search

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH): A central, open access repository for the scholarly output of faculty and the broader research community at Harvard.

Harvard-Yenching Library Newspaper Search

Harvard University's YouTube channel shares video content about life and learning that takes place here on campus and around the world.

Key Online Tools

Chicago Manual of Style: the fully searchable online version of the 15th edition of this standard style manual.

Citation Linker: an online form for finding e-journal articles; using pieces of a bibliographic citation, this automatically links you to either the electronic full text of a journal article or to the HOLLIS record showing which Harvard libraries own it.

Citation Tools at Harvard: a page linking you to reference management software packages and how to use them at Harvard.

Cross Search: lets you search more than one database at a time in a variety of subject areas.

Lib-X: a browser toolbar add-on that allows you to search the HOLLIS Catalog, E-Journal List, E- Resource List, Citation Linker, and Google Scholar quickly, with links to other search tools and library resources.

Transliteration Tables for non-Roman Scripts: the definitive transliteration guide for anyone who transliterates words, names, titles, or text from a non-Roman script into the Roman script.

Research Guides

East Asian Studies at Harvard

Questions? Contact Us!

For further research assistance please send queries as follows:

1. Please address initial and general queries in East Asian Studies to:

Cheryl LaGuardia, 

2. Please send queries specifically involving research in individual languages to:

Xiao-He Ma for material in Chinese,;

Kuniko Yamada McVey for material in Japanese,;

Mikyung Kang for material in Korean,;

Chan Thi Ngoc Phan for material in Vietnamese,

Sharon Li-shiuan Yang for general references and E-Resources,

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