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Asian Americans: Reference Sources

 

Asian American Almanac

Explores the culture and history of diverse Asian groups who emigrated from Asian and Pacific Island countries. Topical chapters cover subjects such as historical documents, immigration, literature, civil rights movements, religion, sports, law, education, and family. Includes a glossary of specialized terms.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .O6 A823 1996

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Asian American Encyclopedia
6 volumes

Covers over 2000 biographical and topical entries on the Asian American experience. Includes historical articles highlighting key court cases and community profiles of Asian American groups based on the 1990 census data. Volume 6 features a historical timeline, list of organizations and museums, subject list for each population group, films and videos, a list of Asian American magazines, newspapers, and journals, and bibliography of selected readings for each group.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .O6 A827 1995

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor


Dictionary of Asian American History

Compiles essays describing the historical and modern development of different Asian American groups and includes an extensive dictionary covering key Asian American historical events and topics. Includes a chronological timeline of historical events and a selected bibliography.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .O6 D53 1986

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

The New Face of Asian Pacific America: Numbers, Diversity and Change in the 21st Century

Comprehensive look at the demographic and cultural changes in the Asian Pacific American community at the dawn of the 21st century. Analyzes the latest population and socioeconomic trends in the 12.5 million-strong APA population, and includes hundreds of charts, maps, and photos.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .O6 L35 2003

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Reference Library of Asian America
3 volumes

Provides a historical overview of the Asian American experience. Various chapters focus on different ethnic groups covering issues such as population growth, immigration, civil rights, interracial relations, military participation, and refugee experience. Includes historical documents, a chronological timeline, and a selected bibliography for further research.

Call Number:
Ref E184 .O6 A824 1996

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Notable Asian Americans

250 biographical sketches of noteworthy Asian Americans from different professional fields. A comprehensive subject index is searchable by people, places, terms, and organizations. Includes occupation and ethnicity indexes.

 

Call Number:
Ref E184 .O6 N67 1995

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Asian American Literature: Reviews and Criticism of Works by American Writers of Asian Descent

Selected profiles of Asian American authors from various historical periods including poets, novelists, playwrights, memorists, and short story writers. Entries provide an introduction about the author, reviews and criticism on their works, a list of major works, and sources for further study. Searchable by a title index.

Call Number:
Ref PS153 .A84 A82 1999

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Asian American Playwrights

A compilation of Asian American playwrights and their works. Entries include biographical information, major works and themes, critical reception, and a supplementary bibliography of critical writings for each playwright.

Call Number:
Ref PS338 .A74 A9 2002

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Resource Guide to Asian American Literature

Selected critical writings on book-length prose narratives, drama, and other genres of Asian American literature. Entries provide an overview to the author’s work, biographical background, critical reception, major themes, historical context of the work, critical issues, and pedagogical issues and suggestions for teaching.

National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac

A guide to Asian Pacific American politics containing analytical essays and empirical data on political participation. Includes a directory of Asian Pacific officeholders nationwide and civil rights and political party organizations at the state and local level.