The Reference: Libraries: Subject Specific: Social Sciences: (Area Studies Social Sciences )

This subsection consists of libraries devoted to Area Studies, the scholarly study of broad cultural groups. By nature area studies is interdisciplinary and encompasses a variety of humanities and social sciences, including art, history, literature, philosophy, political science, anthropology, archaeology, and demographics. Collections may focus on a geographic area, such as Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, or North and South America, or on an ethnic group associated with one of these continents. Area Studies Social Sciences Subject Specific Libraries Reference.

Area studies are interdisciplinary fields of research and scholarship pertaining to particular geographical, national / federal, or cultural regions. (wikipedia)