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Asian Studies: Home

This guide provides an overview of the resources available to students and researchers in the field of Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne.

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Use the library catalogue to search for relevant books, e-books, journals, newspapers, microfilms and other resources.

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Asian Studies resources are primarily located in the Dewey numbers:

  • 950 General history of Asia; Far East
    • 951 General history of Asia; China & adjacent areas
    • 952 General history of Asia; Japan
    • 953 General history of Asia; Arabian Peninsula & adjacent areas
    • 954 General history of Asia; South Asia; India
    • 955 General history of Asia; Iran
    • 956 General history of Asia; Middle East (Near East)
    • 957 General history of Asia; Siberia (Asiatic Russia)
    • 958 General history of Asia; Central Asia
    • 959 General history of Asia; Southeast Asia

Asian Studies can also be incorporated into other fields of study, such as:

  • 315 General statistics Of Asia
  • 495 Languages of East & Southeast Asia
  • 895 Literatures of East & Southeast Asia
  • 915 Asia (geography and travel)


Search the catalogue using a keyword search for asia and (insert specific keyword) - for example, asia and famine or asia and popular culture.

Once you find a book that looks useful, click on the subject headings at the bottom of the record to see other books with similar content.

Subject Guide

Xiaoju Liu

Trove catalogue

Artsmart & Citation style guides


Check the Artsmart Community site in the LMS (you need to log in). This site will help you with your searching, organizing, evaluating and documenting of information. It covers topics such as the search strategy, academic honesty, and referencing.

Click here for citation style guides.