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Our Library offers a wide range of research, instruction, and borrowing services to support all levels of academic research. This basic guide is meant to get you started, with a focus on western language resources, and identifies some of the major databases, printed works, other resources, and library services that support research in East Asian Studies at Columbia University. For more detailed information about relevant print and electronic resources, please consult the online catalog, part of CLIO, Columbia Libraries' search service. Keep in mind that this guide is meant only as a starting point, and the resources listed are by no means exhaustive, but rather only a minute selection from all the resources available.
For information about Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan Studies in the original languages, please consult the research guides listed below.