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Find Books and Videos in the library.

The Library search box is your starting point to find books, ebooks, DVDs, and other materials.

Google Searches

One of the best features of Google's advanced search is the ability to limit your search to the areas of the web where the information is most reliable, such as education sites or government sites.  The shortcut for this is to add site:edu or site:gov to your regular Google search. You can also restrict your search to a specific site. For example, if you add to your search, you will get results from the Oregonian's website.

Search Google scholar to find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles. 

Check here for instructions on setting scholar preferences, in order to link to full text articles in PCC Library's journal databases.


Article Collections (aka Databases)

  • ARTstor
    Includes approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. These images have a higher quality than typical web images, and  it has a good Asian collection.  You can zoom in and create PowerPoint presentations. You must register to save any images for future reference, use from off-campus and to create PowerPoint presentations.
  • EBSCOhost
    Search from a wide range of research databases for magazine and journal articles. Updated daily.
    Full text of about 600 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals.

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Asian Studies Program at PCC

Asian Studies Focus Award

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Asia for Educators

Asia for Educators
An initiative of the Weatherhead East Asia Institute at Columbia University, this website includes timelines, primary resources, lesson plans, and more.