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This is a selected list of information sources in the UMCP Libraries concerning Asian American studies. All the materials are in English only.

Email the subject area specialist at or call 301-405-9136 for more information.



UM Libraries' Catalog
Locate books and other materials search the UMCP Libraries online catalog.

Library of Congress Catalog
Online catalog of holdings from the Library of Congress.

The shared electronic library catalog of American University, the Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, Marymount University, Trinity College, and the University of the District of Columbia.

Use Worldcat and the RLIN Bibliographic File databases below to identify materials held in hundreds of libraries in the United States and other countries. The materials located through these union catalogs can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

RLIN Bibliographic File
A computer database which contains over 30 million records of books, periodicals, recordings, scores, archival collections, and other kinds of materials held in over 100 research libraries and archival collections in the United States.

A computer database which contains 37 million records of all types of material (books, serials, non-print media, dissertations, masters theses, archival materials, etc.) cataloged by OCLC member libraries.


General Introduction

Books: Use the UM Libraries Catalog and union catalogs below to conduct comprehensive searches of materials held in local, national, and international libraries.

Subject Headings: For appropriate search terms consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings. Subject headings that begin with the term ASIAN AMERICANS will lead to works on citizens of the United States of Asian descent. In addition to the term Asian Americans, a narrower term may be used, such as ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILIES or ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENTS.

Other examples:


Non-Print Materials: To search for videos, films, or DVD's, go to the UM Libraries' Catalog. Select the "advanced search" option and search for words in "all fields." Enter the term "Asian American" with the truncation symbol * (asterisk) after it: "Asian American*" Change the "format" option to: "Videos/Films (all)."


Asian American Studies Program at UMD

The Asian American Studies Program (AAST) at the University of Maryland provides students with the opportunity to study critically the experiences of Asian Americans. AAST offers an undergraduate certificate for students who wish to develop a specialization in Asian American studies alongside their degree pursuits []

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