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Asian and Pacific Studies

A research guide to books, articles, primary sources, media, and online resources for Asian and Pacific Studies.

Primary Source Databases (LMU)

Video: Finding Primary Sources in LINUS Catalog

Search Primary Sources in Books

Search LINUS, the library catalog


Use the library catalog to find primary sources held by the library. Search by:

  • Author - to find anything written by a historical figure.
  • Subject - to find books written about a person, historical event or time period. These sources often contain primary materials.
  • Advanced Search

Words in the subject heading offer clues to primary sources. Some important words to look for are:

  • exhibitions
  • sources
  • personal narratives
  • correspondence
  • maps
  • diaries
  • letters
  • pamphlets
  • documents
  • notebooks
  • journal
  • speeches
  • writings
  • reports
  • archives

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Not in LINUS or LINK+? Fill out a book request form in ILLIAD* and have it delivered to LMU.

*Please note it can take up to three weeks for a book requested through ILLiad to arrive at LMU.