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Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) This link opens in a new window
Humanities and social sciences articles and book chapters on East, Southeast, and South Asia, in Western languages. Publication dates: 1971 to the present.
MLA International Bibliography This link opens in a new window
Modern literature, language, linguistics, and folklore journal articles and books. Citations with links to full text. Publication dates: 1926 to present
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Humanities, social sciences, and science full text journals. Recent years not included.
What are the criteria or characteristics you look for when you decide whether a source is a good one for your paper?
Scenario: you are writing a paper of the Tale of Genji and its influence on contemporary Japanese culture. The following are some sources you have come across in your research. Which would you be most likely to refer to in your paper?
- Green, Michelle. "Kyoto Celebrates a 1,000-Year Love Affair." New York Times. January 4, 2009. https://www.proquest.com/docview/1030551896/fulltextPDF/28C30D94A7E3407FPQ/3
- Bowring, Richard. "Impact, Influence and Reception." In Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji, 76-95. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/bates/reader.action?docID=255209&ppg=92
- Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, s.v. "Tale of Genji," last modified January 27, 2022, 15:59, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_Genji.
- Ivanova, Gergana E. "Reading the Literary Canon through Manga in the Twenty-First Century." Japanese Language and Literature 55, no. 1 (2021): 163-179. http://jll.pitt.edu/ojs/JLL/article/view/160
Hints on skimming: when you are evaluating a source quickly, you may want to look at the introduction, conclusion and abstract if there is one, look any headings or subheadings within the article, check out the publication or publisher, or Google the author.
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