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Coverage: Full text.
This database offers full-text peer-reviewed literature devoted to Asian Humanities - Asian languages, arts, culture, history and religion. 53 countries are covered.
Coverage: 1926 to present (Index)
Produced by the Modern Language Association. Provides access to scholarly research in over 7,000 journals and series as well as monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies etc in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Limited to four simultaneous users.
Oxford's Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas, in ebook format, in the arts and humanities; including History, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
Coverage: 1785 - six years ago
The complete digital edition of the Times (London) is a primary source for researchers of world history, politics, and literature. Contains articles and letters to the editor from famous writers. The entire newspaper has been captured and is searchable, including all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photographs.
Coverage: Index
Access to records for over 1.2 billion items, including theses, books and articles from all parts of the world. WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world, and grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals. There are links to full-text where this is available.

Dictionaries

Encyclopedias

Journals

Coverage: Full text available up until the most recent two years, table of contents available for all years.
This semi annual multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal contains academic research articles, book reviews, essays and short stories. Topics include economic development, business, government and politics, religion, culture, music, and media. Contributors are from New Zealand and abroad. Published by the New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA), the main professional organisation of tertiary Asian Studies scholars in New Zealand.

Websites

The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 as a special legal entity to undertake international cultural exchange. The purpose of the Japan Foundation is: to contribute to a better international environment, and to the maintenance and development of harmonious foreign relationships with Japan, through deepening other nations understanding of Japan, promoting better mutual understanding among nations, encouraging friendship and goodwill among the peoples of the world, and contributing to the world in culture and other fields through the efficient and comprehensive implementation of international cultural exchange activities.
Japanese Films (with English sub-titles) available for viewing from the library.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme invites university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan.

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