Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have always been an important part of American history. This group is identified by the US Census Bureau as one with origins in any of the peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent or Pacific Island
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The following databases are suggested for research about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America. They provide a useful digital archive of primary documents in American history.
Asian American Drama brings together hundreds of plays by dozens of playrights beginning with the works of Sadakichi Hartmann, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information. The plays have relevance to the study of literature, drama, Asian-American studies, history, culture, and more.
Gale Primary Resources is a research tool that allows researchers to cross-search multiple primary source databases using a single search box. It includes the following databases: Archives Unbound, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, The Making of the Modern World, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, and Sabin Americana 1500-1926 as well as the historical archives of several major periodicals (The Economist, Punch, The Times and more). Each database can also be searched individually.
An index (with abstracts) to journals published worldwide in many languages. Fields include all branches of world history, including, political, diplomatic, religious, economic, social, cultural, and military history. Many full-text articles are included. (NOTE: For U.S. and Canadian history, use America: History and Life.)
The Oxford Reference Online (ORO) database contains the full text of hundreds of reference books and dozens of English and bilingual dictionaries. It also includes in-depth articles on various topics, links to valuable web resources, and thousands of maps and illustrations.
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) is an index to periodical articles, books, and international, federal and state documents published since 1915. Subjects covered include economics, the media, health conditions, banking and business, politics, law and ethics, social issues, and public administration.