Bibliography of Asian Studies
The best database for finding articles on Asian religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, and Shinto. "For 1971-91, the online BAS contains the full data of the printed version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies, which includes citations to Western-language periodical articles, monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften. Monographs published since 1992 are not included. Doctoral dissertations and master's theses are seldom included. Keyword searching is available and is generally the most powerful way to search for BAS online. Entries can also be accessed by author, subject, country, and journal-title. To assist searchers, the subject classification in the BAS is available online...." [Guide to Reference
Indexing before 1971:
The BAS began as an annual bibliography, the Bulletin of Far Eastern Bibliography
(Kroch Asia Reference Z 3001 .B93), in 1936. In 1941, the scope extended to Southeast Asia, and in 1955, to South Asia. G.K. Hall published the Cumulative Bibliography of Asian Studies
, 1941-65 (Kroch Asia Reference Z 3001 .A833) and 1966-70 (Kroch Asia Reference Z 3001 .A833 1972), organized by subject, with author indexes.