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South Asia: Online Reference & Databases

Online Reference Works & Databases

Bibliography of Asian Studies 
Some full-text
1971 - present..
Asian Studies

Full-text back issues of scholarly journals
1824 - present
Project Muse:
Asian and Pacific Studies

Full-text issues of scholarly journals
Academic Search Complete
Scholarly journals & popular magazines. Full-text, no images. 1887 - present.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global  
International bibliography of periodical literature in the humanities and social sciences (IBZ)
Leading reference work.
Publications from 40 countries in more than 40 languages.
Historical Abstracts
Citations & abstracts to books & articles on history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada)
1450 - present.
Digital South Asia Library 
Reference Resources; Bibliographies & Union Lists; Images; Indexes; Maps; Books & Journals; Statistics.
South Asia Resource Access on the Internet 
East India Company
Facsimiles of full-text primary sources from the India Office Records, British Library.
Royal charters, correspondence, diaries, minutes of meetings, reports of expeditions, &c.
1600 to 1947
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DevInfo India
Official socio-economic statistics from Government of India ministries and departments
Data Portal India
Datasets & Applications
Government of India
India, Raj and Empire  
Full-text facsimile documents 1615 - 1947
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan  
Full-text facsimile documents 1947 - 80
Empire Online
Full-text facsimile documents 15th - 20th centuries
INDOLOGY: Resources for Indological Scholarship 
"[A] medium for exchange and debate by university-level scholars in Classical Indian Studies".
A Dictionary of Hinduism
Oxford Reference Online
Official Publications of India
Government Documents
South Asia Union Catalogue
Tibetan & Himalayan Library  

Afghanistan Analyst
Online research portal

Help for Researchers: India 
British Library
PAIS International
Selective coverage of journals, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers,&c..
1915 - present.
Help for Researchers: South Asia:
India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal and Sri Lanka
British Library
South Asia Resource Access on the Internet 
A2A Access to Archives
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia Digital Library of India
"digitizing all the significant works of Mankind" 
Statistics and business information
Environment & Sustainable Development
French Institute of Pondicherry
Historical Abstracts History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Images of Asia: India
Vintage Indian postcards and lithographs
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Kritisampada: The National Database of Manuscripts IndCat
Online Union Catalogue of Indian Unversities
Political Science Complete Indian General Elections 2009 Web Archive Centre for South Asian Studies
University of Edinburgh (UK)
Libraries & Archives in South Asia Manupatra
Case decisions, statutes, other legal documents
Medical History of British India
Full-text documents
19th 20th centuries
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Govt of India
National Portal of India
Govt of India
Periodicals Index Online Project Muse
e-journals published by university presses
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Inventory of the South Asian Pamphlets Collection, 1920-2005 (bulk 1950-2000)
Regional Bhakti Scholars Network (RBSN)
Selected Internet based magazines and journals on South Asia
SASNET Swedish South Asian Studies Network
The universal list of Indian periodicals 
Advocate Khoj Law Library  
Open AccessTheses and Dissertations  
Dutch Studies on South Asia, Tibet and classical Southeast Asia 
Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire
Database of free films
British online archives
Papers of 4th Earl of Minto; Colonel Clive, Brigadier-General Carnac; Meerut Conspiracy Trial; Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
Data Portal India
Datasets & Applications
Government of India
French Books on India
Bibliography & full texts
1531 - present
Subaltern Studies
Bibliography, Articles & Reviews
Some fulltext
Bhaktivedanta Research Centre
Vaisnava books, journals, & manuscripts  
Sanskrit Word Frequency Tool
Digital Corpus of Sanskrit (DCS)
 Heidelberg University 
Historical Abstracts
Guide to the Indexing of South Asian Studies Periodicals 
University of Wisconsin
"A reservoir of Indian Theses"
1,000s of full-text theses
Data and Visualization Services: Getting Started Statistics on Indian Economy and Society Directorate of Economics & Statistics
Government of Uttar Pradesh
1947 Partition Archive
"[R]ecords life stories shaped by Partition"
SALToC: South Asian Language Journals Cooperative Table of Contents Project
No English journals
South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)
"With an initial emphasis on colonial-era materials from South Asia, a carefully curated collection of resources will fill gaps in available online collections."

Librarian for South
Southeast Asia


Last updated:

April 3, 2020

Next update:

May 4, 2020