Last Updated: May 14, 2013
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- APECLIT (Informit, RMIT)
APECLIT (APEC Literature Database) includes indexes and abstracts articles from published materials relevant to the Asia Pacific Economic Community (APEC). Subjects include trade and investment data; trade promotion investment; industrial science and technology; human resource development; energy; telecommunications; marine resource conservation; fisheries; transportation and tourism. Coverage: 1993 - 2003.
- Asia-Studies Humanities (International Information Services)
This full text database covers Asia-Pacific arts, culture, history, language, religion and more. Asia-Studies Humanities brings together peer reviewed journals, scholarly institutional publishers and working papers from research institutions in the region. The 55 countries covered by the database include all of Asia from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Central Asian republics on east through India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
- ASIANRES (Informit, RMIT)
ASIANRES (Asian Resources) contains information on selected Asia/Pacific related databases and services. Asia is defined as the Indian subcontinent, East Asia and South-East Asia. Some services can be accessed free on the Internet, while others require a subscription, and/or payment for online connect time. Records 227. Coverage: to 2001
- BERITA (Informit, RMIT)
BERITA (Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei/ASEAN Database) indexes articles from published and unpublished material on the above countries and association. Source documents are monographs, journal articles, articles in books and conference papers. Coverage: 1990 - current.
- BIPE (Informit, RMIT)
BIPE (Bibliography of Indonesian Politics and the Economy) is produced by the School of Asian Studies at the University of Sydney, the database covers Indonesian politics, government, economy, political culture and demography. The original source materials are in English and Indonesian, and include references to books, book chapters, journal articles and dissertations. Coverage: 1965 - 1998.
- INDBIO (Informit, RMIT)
The Indian Biography Database contains details of the members of India's lower-house (the Lok Sabha) of Parliament elected between 1977 and 1991 and is produced by the School of Politics, La Trobe University, Melbourne. 1715 records; Archive: 1977 - April 1996
- INTAN MAS (Informit, RMIT)
Covers the literature on East Timor and Eastern Indonesia, on Australia's relations with South-East Asia, and with ASEAN and its member nations (Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar) and is produced by the Northern Territory University Library. 15,000 records; Archive: 1989 - May 2002
- Asian Business & Reference (ProQuest)
# Indexes and abstracts the latest Asian business and financial information from key international publications including Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, plus many more. Full text available. International, with an American emphasis. Coverage: 1986 - current.
- South and Southeast Asian Literature (Alexander Street Press)
A searchable collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas. Focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras, the collection will also feature author interviews and manuscript materials that will shed additional light on the rich literary heritage and emerging traditions of this region. 1825 to present