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Asian Studies

Oxy OneSearch

Oxy's library catalog is called OneSearch. OneSearch searches not only the books that we have in the library, but also searches more generally. Depending on the filters you use, OneSearch will also show you articles from databases that Oxy subscribes to and to books that we don't own. Make sure you are logged into your library account to get the most out of OneSearch.  If you need more help with OneSearch, then take a look at the OneSearch Guide or ask a librarian! 

Search with Subject Headings

Keyword searches often retrieve too many results, including materials that are irrelevant to your topic. Meanwhile, Title searches can be too narrow and leave you with no results. The answer is an approach that figures somewhere in the middle: Subject Headings. Subject headings are terms (topics, proper names, geographic regions, etc.) that indicate the scope of a book or other resource. 

Try it yourself: you can copy and paste these example headings right into a catalog search for Subjects.

Chinese Culture & Society
Hindu Symbolism
Tales -- Japan

Wander the Bookshelves

The Occidental College Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system to organize physical books by call numbers in the library book tiers. The tiers are found by turning left when you enter the main floor of the library or asking the information desk for help!

Call numbers that include materials relevant to Asian Studies include the following:

DS327-329.4    Central Asia    1st floor, Old Wing
DS331-349.9   Southern Asia
 1st floor, Old Wing
DS501-518.9    East Asia
 1st floor, Old Wing
DS520-560.72    Southeast Asia
 1st floor, Old Wing
DS701-799.9   China
 1st floor, Old Wing
DS801-897   Japan
 1st floor, Old Wing
DS901-937    Korea
 1st floor, Old Wing
ML3544-377   Folk, national, and ethnic music  Tier 2
PK(2901)-5471    Indo-Aryan literature
 Tier 3
PL501-889    Japanese language and literature  
 Tier 3
PL901-998    Korean language and literature
 Tier 3
PL1001-3208    Chinese language and literature    Tier 3
PL3301-3311   Non-Chinese languages of China    Tier 3