Indonesia Inquiry

Materials for a Literature Review

July 26, 2011 Data Research Resources 0


For those students and scholars who are in need of books, essays, journal articles, online materials, etc. related to Indonesia in print or online should find the following resources useful.

== Books & Bookstores ==


== Electronic & Print Journals ==

* The following list includes major databases and search engines:

— Academic Research Library
— APAIS: Australian Public Affairs Information Service
— Arts and Humanities Citation Index
— ATLA religion database
— Excerpta Indonesica – KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands:
— Expanded Academic
— FirstSearch
— Historical Abstracts
— International political science abstracts
— IBSS online
— Philosopher’s Index
— Project MUSE
— Proquest
— Social Sciences Index
— What’s New (primarily Australian)

* Journal Rankings:

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* ISEAS Publications:

* Specific Journals of Possible Interest:

  • Archipel
  • ASEAN Economic Bulletin
  • Asia Pacific Business Review
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Anthropology
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
  • Asia-Pacific Review
  • Asia Rights Journal (Asian Civic Rights Network)
  • Asian Affairs
  • Asian Ethnicity
  • Asian Journal of Communication
  • Asian Journal of Political Science
  • Asian Philosophy
  • Asian Population Studies
  • Asian Security
  • Asian Studies Review
  • Australian Feminist Studies
  • Australian Geographer
  • Australian Journal of International Affairs
  • Australian Journal of Linguistics
  • Australian Journal of Political Science
  • Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde (BKI)
  • Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • Contemporary Southeast Asia
  • Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
  • Critical Asian Studies
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia and the Malay world
  • Inside Indonesia
  • International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (IJAPS)
  • The International Journal of Asian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
  • Journal of Contemporary Asia
  • Journal of Intercultural Studies
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • Journal of Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Language Teaching (COTSEAL)
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
  • The Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (Kyoto University)
  • Modern Asian Studies
  • New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Prometheus
  • Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs (RIMA)
  • SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
  • Urban Policy and Research


== Reference Tools ==

  • Australian yearbook
  • Blackwell encyclopedia of political institutions
  • Dictionary of government and politics 2nd ed. (1997)
  • Dictionary of world politics (1992)
  • International encyclopedia of government and politics
  • International encyclopedia of the social sciences
  • Political handbook of the world (1998)


== Websites ==

  •  Asia-Studies Full-Text Online is the premier database for the study of modern Asia-Pacific.  As the exclusive licensee for the region’s most prestigious research institutions, brings together thousands of full-text reports covering 55 countries* on a multitude of business, government, economic, and social issues.
  • Country Studies:  This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region’s historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy.
  • Various Links to Online and Print Publications:  The links for news sources from Sumatra and Java were working as of August 14, 2011, but not those from other areas.
  • Southeast Asian Archaeology Bibliographic Database:  Through funding provided by the The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., the University of Pennsylvania Museum has created a website for the dissemination of scholarship on the archaeology and anthropology of Southeast Asia. The project currently has two components: a web-based bibliography and a set of archaeological databases. The bibliography can be searched and selected references exported to the user’s word processing or bibliography program. The archaeological databases contain archaeological, biological, and cultural databases as well as data recording forms.
  • Southeast Asia Visions:  Southeast Asia Visions is a collection of European travel accounts of pre-modern Southeast Asia from Cornell University Library’s John M. Echols Collection. The site provides online access to more than 350 books and journal articles written in English and French.
  • Google Books:  Google Books allows for searches in Google’s library of digitally scanned material. Certain materials may be wholly or partially available with some being free and others requiring a purchase.
  • Pramoedya Ananta Toer Website:  First constructed in 1996, this website is dedicated to Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer. It is intended primarily as a research tool. It contains photos and video, biographical and bibliographical information, short stories, essays and interviews in translation, news reports and book reviews, abstracts, articles and letters, a list of publishers, and many off-site links. Submissions, requests, questions and links are welcome. Note that some documents reproduced here or linked to contain inaccuracies: rather than repeat them, please double-check your facts.
  • Orang Asli Archive at Keene State College, New Hampshire:  The KSC Orang Asli Archive is a repository for unpublished documents, films, tapes and other recordings relevant to Orang Asli peoples and cultures. The Orang Asli are the indigenous peoples of Peninsular Malaysia and comprise approximately 17 to 20 groups.  (Researchers may or may not find relevant material related to Indonesia depending on their projects.)
  • The Malay Concordance Project:  The MCP presents 5.7 million words (including 130,000 verses) from more than 150 sources of pre-modern Malay written text.  This material can be searched on line in a variety of ways, and studied in its contexts. The site may be useful to those interested in Malay studies (including literature, history and culture) and linguistics.  Main Contact: Ian Proudfoot, Australian National University.
  • Yayasan Lontar (The Lontar Foundation):  The Lontar Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Lontar’s primary aim is to promote Indonesian literature and culture through the translation of Indonesian literary works. Its goal is to: Stimulate the further development of Indonesian literature; Make Indonesian literature accessible to an international audience; and Preserve Indonesia’s literary record for future generations.  Before Lontar was established, in 1987, there was virtually no place in the world where one could regularly obtain translations of Indonesian literature. Today, more than two decades later, Lontar remains the only organization in the world whose primary focus is the promotion of Indonesia through literary translations.