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)
- Wikipedia: Area studies are interdisciplinary fields of research and scholarship pertaining to particular geographical, national/federal, or cultural regions. The term exists primarily as a general description for what are, in the practice of scholarship, many heterogeneous fields of research, encompassing both the social sciences and the humanities. Typical area study programs involve history, political science, sociology, cultural studies, languages, geography, literature, and related disciplines. In contrast to cultural studies, area studies often include diaspora and emigration from the area.
- Area studies Category
- Cultural studies - Cultural studies is a field of theoretically, politically, and empirically engaged cultural analysis that concentrates upon the political dynamics of contemporary culture, its historical foundations, defining traits, conflicts, and contingencies.
- IATIS - The International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies is a forum designed to enable scholars from different regional and disciplinary backgrounds to debate issues relating to translation and other forms of intercultural communication.
- International Studies - International Studies generally refers to the specific university degrees and courses which are concerned with the study of ?the major political, economic, social, and cultural issues that dominate the international agenda'.
- Library of Congress Country Studies - The Country Studies are works published by the Federal Research Division of the United States Library of Congress, freely available for use by researchers. No copyright is claimed on them.
- Regional science
- Cultural anthropology
- Recent Library of Congress Asian Reading Room www
Recent publications, Congress Asian Reading Room, links, and a bibliography of Korean works. Collections are particularly strong in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, and southeast Asian materials. Library of Congress Asian Reading Room.
- Includes University of Texas at Austin Benson Latin American Collection www
Includes collection information, Texas at Austin Benson Latin American Collection, online resources and guides, and online exhibits, with versions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. University of Texas at Austin Benson Latin American Collection.
- A California Cooperative Latin American Collection Development Group (CALAFIA) www
A consortium of primarily academic California libraries, Cooperative Latin American Collection Development Group (CALAFIA), designed to bring together disparate collections in Latin American Studies. California Cooperative Latin American Collection Development Group (CALAFIA).
- Focuses Tulane University Latin American Library www
Focuses on archaeology, University Latin American Library, anthropology, history, linguistics, art, architecture, film, women's studies, and economics of Middle America, with limited digitized images from the collection, indexes to other images not available online, and textual print and electronic resources. Tulane University Latin American Library.
- Supports University of California at Berkeley Digital Chinese Library www
Supports the Center for Chinese Studies with an online reference desk containing selected Internet resources on China, California at Berkeley Digital Chinese Library, and other resources. University of California at Berkeley Digital Chinese Library.
- Historical Schoharie County Historical Society Library www
Historical and genealogical materials for Schoharie County, County Historical Society Library, New York and vicinity. Library information and search engine. Schoharie County Historical Society Library.
- Contains Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room www
Contains general reference guides, Congress Hispanic Reading Room, specific guides for Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States, and an events calendar. Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room.
- Information University of Kansas - East Asian Library www
Information about the library, Kansas - East Asian Library, Internet links of interest, and special projects, including the Mid-America Chinese Resource Guide. University of Kansas - East Asian Library.
- Specializes University of Michigan Asia Library www
Specializes in literature and information from Korea, Michigan Asia Library, China, and Japan, with online and print resources and guides. University of Michigan Asia Library.
- Library Rutgers University East Asian Library www
Library and collections information and a research guide for East Asian Studies that includes print and electronic resources. Rutgers University East Asian Library.
- Specialized University of California at Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library www
Specialized collections for Asian American, California at Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library, Chicano, and Native American ethnic studies. University of California at Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library.
- Branch New York Public Library Schomburg Center www
Branch devoted to the study of Black culture; with print and digital collections, York Public Library Schomburg Center, exhibitions, and Internet resources. New York Public Library Schomburg Center.
- Overviews UIUC Education and Social Science Library www
Overviews of special and general collections, Education and Social Science Library, tools for information resources, and subject guides for anthropology, education, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and speech communication. UIUC Education and Social Science Library.
- The School of Government Library www
The School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill specializes in North Carolina law and training for public administrators and elected officials. Government Library. Includes information on hours and services. School of Government Library.
- Alexa: Area Studies Social Sciences
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Area Studies Social Sciences
- DMOZ: Area Studies Social Sciences
dmoz.org Directory: Area Studies Social Sciences