Asian American & Diaspora Studies Resources: Where Do I Start?

Resources for Asian American & Diaspora Studies

Why Should I Start With These Resources?

Good question -- here are a few reasons:

  • Get an overview of a new or complex topic
  • Find authoritative information
  • Find out the names of key players in a given area
  • Locate terms that you can use in your research
  • Help narrow (or expand) your topic
  • Locate a bibliography of sources to help you start your research.

Asian American History Timeline

A Different Asian American Timeline

Different Asian American Timeline

This timeline, created by ChangeLab, covers nearly 600 years of history starting with the early Atlantic slave trade in the 15th Century, tracing the rise of modern nation-states, and covering events that have affected people across racial boundaries.

Reference Books (in Print)

Reference E-Books

Sometimes the best place to start is a subject specific encyclopedia.  All titles below can be accessed online.