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Asian American Studies *: Databases & Journals

Core Asian American Studies Article Databases

Start your research for secondary sources with these databases:

Multidisciplinary Databases

Multidisciplinary databases are extremely useful for finding articles published in interdisciplinary journals or in journals outiside of the discipline of American history that may still be relevant to your research topic.

In addition to containing journal articles, many of these database also provide citations for (or full-text access to) books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings, which allows you to cast a wider net in your effort to find sources.

Large Multidisciplinary Databases:

Other Multidisciplinary (Point of view) Databases:

Key Asian American Studies Journals

Journal of Asian American Studies  Peer-reviewed Johns Hopkins University publication focusing on a wide range of issues concerning Asian American studies, including theoretical developments, research results, methodological innovations, public policy, pedagogy, and media reviews

AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Policy Practice and Community  This publication of UCLA's Asian American Studies Center features peer-reviewed articles on issues devoted to thematic topics

Amerasia Journal  This peer-reviewed publication of UCLA's Asian American Studies Center, the oldest continuously published journal in Asian American Studies, is a key resource for interdisciplinary scholarship in the field, featuring thematic issues, essays, interviews, review articles, book and film reviews, and more

Asian American Law Journal  This peer-reviewed UC-Berkeley publication examines legal, policy, and social issues

Asian American Policy Review  This peer-reviewed, student-run Harvard publication presents analyses of political, cultural, and economic issues

Asian Pacific American Law Journal  This peer-reviewed UCLA Law School publication focuses on legal, social, and political issues affecting Asian Pacific American communities

differences Peer-reviewed publication with focus on how concepts of difference operate within culture

Ethnic & Racial Studies An interdisciplinary international academic forum for the presentation of peer-reviewed research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, international relations, history and social psychology

International Migration Review  A peer-reviewed journal on socioemographic, economic, historical, political and legislative aspects of migration

Journal of American Ethnic History  Peer-reviewed publication of the University of Illinois Press that addresses various aspects of American ethnic history

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography International peer-reviewed journal dedicated to ethnography and qualitative research

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies  Peer-reviewed journal presenting research on all forms of migration and its consequences, together with articles on ethnic conflict, discrimination, racism, nationalism, citizenship and policies of integration

Korean Studies  Interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Hawaii at Manoa concerning Korea and Koreans living abroad 

MELUS Scholarly journal dedicated to multi-ethnic literature in English

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