This tab includes further information on handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries and bibliographies.
The following sources provide overviews of subject areas within Asian Studies, and general works on death and dying. They are a quick way to find out the basic facts and recent scholarly interpretations.
When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography at the end of the article for further reading. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.
How do you select a really good paper topic that will be narrow enough but also broad enough to suit your needs? Consider looking at Oxford Bibliographies Online . There are many articles that are about all aspects of East Asian culture, including death and the afterlife. Oxford bibliographies are written by experts in the field and are presented as an annotated bibliography. Each source has a "Find It" button so that you can easily request materials from the library. (Please note: For some of the subjects, Bryn Mawr or Swarthmore students will have to use this resource on Haverford's campus). Contact your friendly librarian, Anna, for more information. Here are a few examples: