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Asian American Cultural Center - A Research Guide: Find Asian American Resources

This research guide was created for students at the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale. Use this guide to learn about accessing Yale Library resources, as well as specific resources for Asian American Studies.

Subject Searching in Orbis

If you want to find material about Asian American’s in the library catalog, a keyword search for simply “asian Americans” would be far too general.

Below is a starter list of what is available to search by subject instead (the full list would be far too large to list here). Use these phrases to conduct a subject search (using Advanced Search in Orbis).

Screenshot of a subject search in Orbis

Most of the subject headings listed below subdivide further by topic or by geography. For instance, if you search for “Filipino Americans” you will see results that include additional topics and geographic locations associated with Filipino Americans.

  • Afghan Americans
  • American Samoa
  • American Samoa - Social life and customs
  • Asian Americans
  • Bangladeshi Americans
  • Cambodian Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • East Asian Americans
  • East Indian Americans
  • Filipino Americans
  • Guam
  • Indonesian Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Korean Americans
  • Laotian Americans
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Pacific Islanders - American Samoa
  • Pacific Islander Americans
  • Pakistani Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • Southeast Asian Americans
  • Thai Americans
  • Tonga
  • Vietnamese Americans

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