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Asian American Studies: a Guide to Information Resources: Finding Books

This is a guide to Fordham Library resources on topics related to the culture and history of Americans of Asian and Pacific Island descent.

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Electronic Books & Journals

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If you know in advance that the book or periodical of interest to you is an online resource at Fordham Libraries, you may access it via this portal. If in doubt, ask a librarian.


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Asian Americans

Pacific Islanders

Chinese Americans

Vietnamese Americans



Chinese Americans and California

Japanese Americans and war

Hawaii and ecology

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Google Books

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