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Reference for History


Asian History

This is a brief guide to material at BC providing reference (dictionaries, encyclopedia, biographies, bibliographies, indices, and more) on historical topics.

Reference Shelf

This page provides access points to BC's subscriptions to reference material on Asian history. Here, you can find resources for finding definitions (e.g., dictionaries); suggested scholarly material (e.g., bibliographies); as well as background material and explanations written by experts in their fields (e.g., encyclopedia and handbooks).  

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    For country/area specific sources, see BC Libraries' references shelves for Chinese History; Indian HistoryJapanese History; or Korean History.

    Find Definitions

    Find Maps/Geography/Atlases

    Find Biographical Information (Who's Who)

    Find Recommendations for Scholarly Material

    Find Background Information