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Access, use, and reproduction of the electronic resources made available through the Grinnell College Libraries are governed by license agreements with publishers which may impose greater restrictions on use than does copyright law. The user is responsible for observing these agreements as well as the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), including the fair use guidelines that protect scholarship and research.

When accessing subscription databases from off-campus, you will be asked to sign in using your campus username and password. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Rebecca Ciota or Tony Lewis.


GenderWatch Restricted Resource
1970–present. A collection of hundreds of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports, and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.
Ethnic NewsWatch Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Full text of newspapers published by U.S. ethnic communities including African American, Arabic, Asian, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Hispanic, Italian, Jewish, Native American, Pacific Islander, Russian, and more.
Bibliography of Asian Studies Restricted Resource
1971–present. An online index of scholarly literature on all subjects (especially humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia.
Historical Abstracts Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Indexes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
CiNii: NII Scholarly and Academic Information Portal
Japanese academic portal for information-related fields, connecting to CiNii (citation information by NII), Webcat Plus, KAKEN, and JAIRO (Japanese Institutional Repositories Online).


America's Historical Newspapers Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
1690–1922. Electronic editions-of-record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers compiled in a single database. Paid ads are excluded.
New York Times Historical (1851-2015) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains newspapers
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2015. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources, or go to the New York Times Subject Guide for instructions on registering for a free account.
Online Newspapers
Provides links to thousands of newspapers worldwide.

Scholarly Articles

Amerasia Journal
Also available in print: Burling 4th Floor East.

Library Catalogs

Grinnell College Libraries: Find It!
Access the following resources here: library catalog, reserves, JournalFinder, WorldCat, interlibrary loan, subject and course guides, special collections catalog, and the Center for Research Libraries catalog.
Center for Research Libraries
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
WorldCat Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.

Reference Resources

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Cambridge History of Japan
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor DS835 .C36 1988

Asian American Almanac
Print Location: Reference E184.O6 A824

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor DS822.5 .E516 2002

Encyclopedia of Japanese American History: an A-Z Reference from 1868 to the Present
Print Location: Reference E184.J3 E53 2001

Japan Encyclopedia
Print Location: Reference DS821 .F73 2002

Web sites

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF)
Includes information outlining the history of Pacific immigration to the United States through Angel Island, in the San Francisco Bay. Individual immigration stories are also collected by the foundation and made available on the website.

Asians in Latin America: A Selected Bibliography, 1990-2002
A bibliography compiled for Amerasia Journal by Professor Clara Chu of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research Center
The Shao Center, located at the Ohio University library, is devoted to the documentation of and research on the Chinese overseas, including ethnic Chinese in areas of the world such as Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific. Resources include directories of institutes, scholars, librarians, and access to publications related to Chinese overseas studies.

International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO)
Official online presence of the Society, including information about conferences and publications.

Asian Pacific Americans and Immigration Law
Contains comprehensive historical and current information on immigration law as it pertains to Asian Pacific Americans. Edited by Professor of Law Vernellia R. Randall of the University of Dayton.

Chinese Immigration to Canada: A Tale of Perseverance
Audio and video content from the CBC/Radio-Canada (Canada's national broadcaster) archives.

Relocation to Redress: The Internment of Japanese Canadians
Audio and video content from the CBC/Radio-Canada (Canada's national broadcaster) archives.

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
 Portal to internet resources on East Asian history.
Internment Archives
Provides access to primary source material pertaining to the relocation of Japanese-American citizens during the World War II era. Documents include memoranda, reports, and books from the National Archives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Naval Intelligence, the California State Archives, and many other sources.

Japanese Internment: A List of Annotated Internet Resources
Created and maintained by the Asian Studies Department at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, this website lists internet resources in various formats and from various sources, including government, public television, research institutions, and many others.

Library and Archives Canada: Immigrants from China
Access to government documents related to Chinese immigrants to Canada from 1885 to 1949.

National Archives: Records of the War Relocation Authority (WRA)
Online guide to WRA archival material, including records, still pictures, motion pictures, and sound recordings, pertaining to the removal, relocation, maintenance, and supervision, in 10 interior relocation centers, of persons (principally of Japanese ancestry) excluded from military areas during the World War II era. Also includes material pertaining to the resettling of Japanese-American internees after the exclusion order was revoked in late 1944.

Style and Citation Guides

MLA Handbook, 8th. edition (2016)
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: MLA
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Chicago Manual of Style
Print Location: Reserves Z253 .U69 2010
On permanent reserve at Burling and Kistle.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) Style Guides: Chicago/Turabian Style
This style guide contains information on the Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. These resources follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, which was issued in September 2010.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.

Resources at Grinnell

Grinnell College Libraries: Library Lab
Request a one-on-one research appointment.
Grinnell College Writing Lab
Email:; Phone: 3117
Subject Specialist
Picture: Phil Jones

Phil Jones
Humanities Librarian & Coordinator of Research Services
Tel: 641-269 3355