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AMES 493/APIA 499: Senior Research in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies & Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies

Guide for students completing their senior capstone in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies & Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies.

Begin Your Research

Welcome to the AMES/APIA Senior Capstone guide.

Use this guide to locate library databases, books, journals, and web sources to help you locate primary and secondary sources for your research papers.

  • Reference Resources: Use reference materials like encyclopedias to learn more about events, people, and other information. 
  • Books: Some tips and suggestions for locating scholarly books on your topic.
  • Journal Articles: Find scholarly articles on your topic from library databases and the catalog.
  • Newspapers: A selection of historical and contemporary newspapers.
  • Primary Source Databases: Both through W&M Libraries and open digital archives from the web.
  • Help with Citing: Information on using Zotero for in-text citing and creating bibliographies.

Having Trouble?

If you're having any trouble finding what you're looking for, please make a research appointment with a research librarian, chat us, come up to the desk and ask a question, or send us an email. You're not alone - we are here to help you.