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Asian Studies: Books

Recommended Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Bibliographies

Encyclopedias and dictionaries are a good source of information for your area of study.

Borrow dictionaries from Floor 2 at PL 1-8844

For example:

Important books by country

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New Books and Journals

Keep up to date with a weekly selection of the latest new Asian Studies books on display in the Central Library Recent Arrivals area:

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Browsing the shelves in the Library

Books and other language and culture resources are held in a number of libraries on the Dunedin campus including:

Call number areas you may wish to browse include:

Central Library -

DS 401-                 India

DS 520-560.72       Southeast Asia

DS 611-649            Indonesia

DS 701-                 China

DS 801-                 Japan

HM 401-1281          Sociology

ML 3544-3776         Folk, national and ethnic music

ML 3797-3799         Musical research - ethnomusicology

PL 501-889             Japanese language & dictionaries

PL 1001 - 3208       Chinese language & dictionaries

PN 1993-1999         Motion pictures

Audiovisual resources can be used in Central Library on Floor 2, some group study rooms, or on your laptop.

Hocken Collections - as it is not possible to browse the shelves, check the Catalogue first, or ask a Librarian for help

book shelves

To find items on Course Reserve...

Search by your Course Code, e.g. Asia201, for textbooks, audiovisual resources, and required and essential readings. Many will be accessible 24/7, labelled E-Reserve.

To find books...

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If you need a book that is not available here...

Submit your request through our Get It Interloan service

Library users can search for items then create requests for items not held in the University of Otago Library, and monitor the progress of those requests.

Books interloaned from NZ or Australian libraries are free, but overseas loans are $25.