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South East Asian Studies

Welcome to the Library Guide for Studies in South East Asia and Pacific Islands!

Guide and Contact

Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Myanmar / Burma
Lao PDR Malaysia Philippines Singapore
Thailand Timor Leste / East Timor Vietnam Mekong sub-region

In this guide you will find in-depth information about the library collections which will support you in your studies or research of South East Asia and Pacific Islands.

SOAS students and staff may attend Library training sessions or arrange an individual training session with their Subject Librarian.

Please note that 'off-campus access' to most of our online resources, e.g. ebooks and ejournals, is available to current SOAS students and staff members only.

If you would like more information, either on the collections or this guide, please contact Jotika Khur-Yearn (


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Selected New Ebooks on SE Asia

Southeast Asia Historical Maps (Free)