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South Asian Studies: Background

Featured Reference Books

Wiley Online Library

Formerly known as the Blackwell Reference Online, here you will be provided with authoritative, scholarly reference sources (dictionaries, handbooks and companions) in the social sciences and humanities.

Sample search: Sikhism OR Hinduism 

Sage Knowledge

Search Sage Knowledge for indepth, authoritative background information on social sciences topics.

Sample search: Arranged Marriages OR South Asians and extended families

Sage Knowledge Searching Tips

Oxford Reference Online

Search selected dictionaries and encyclopedias from Oxford University Press:


  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • South Asian Mythology

Gale Virtual Reference Library Online


  • Gandhi, Mahatma
  • Indian independence movement
  • Yoga

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