Tutt Library Research Guides
You will discover a variety of electronic books in the Tiger Catalog. You will be able to view the full-text online. You can also download e-books to a digital device, as long as Adobe Reader is installed.
Some e-books (mostly the ones that say EBL) in the catalog ask for a log-in. You simply need to create your own log-in, and then you should have full access.
For more detailed information on e-books, see the "E-Books at Tutt Library" guide.
Books about Asian Studies are often shelved within other subject areas, such as art, politics, and literature. Once you find a good book in the stacks, browse the shelves for similar items.
Some general call numbers of interest:
DS 801-897 Japan history
DS 701-799.9 China history
DS 401-486.8 India history
For a complete list of call numbers by subject area, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
You have access to books from three sources -- the Library Catalog, Prospector, and WorldCat:
Use the Search Generator from Northwest Missouri State University to help you create a keyword search.
Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)
Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.Example: vegetarianism and environment
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Example: global warming or climate change
Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search
Example: emissions trading not United States
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"Phrase search" - Use quotation marks (" ") to search for a particular phrase.Example: "greenhouse gas emissions"
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