Research Guide to South & Southeast Asian History

Resources marked with this symbol are restricted to Columbia affiliates.

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  • CLIO
    Search CLIO to find books, journals, and other material in most Columbia University Libraries collections.  For books and journals published before 1980 that do not appear in CLIO, consult the card catalog in Room 310, Butler Library, or ask a librarian.
  • WorldCat
    The largest online catalog in the world, with over 40 million book and journal records. This catalog is an essential resource for literature surveys, and for locating material in other research libraries. 
  • Borrow Direct 
    A borrowing service offered by the university libraries of Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale. It is designed to allow students, faculty and staff to request (and receive in four days) books directly from each other's collections.

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Prepared by Gary Hausman, South Asian Studies Librarian.