East Asian Studies
Skills for East Asian Studies Majors
The interdisciplinary program in East Asian Studies trains students in various approaches to the study of East Asia. Through EAS courses in history, literature, art, religion, anthropology, and government, students learn a variety of disciplinary methodologies that complement each other and amplify the student's understanding of her concentration.
Students will learn how to:
Key Sources for East Asian Studies
Below are some of the important references for research in East Asian Studies in the English language. For a more extensive listing, as well as sources in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages please see the Neilson Library Research Guide for East Asian Studies.
The following list provides some important research databases:
Ethical Use of Information
Information literacy demands a high level of understanding about the origin of the information and the integrity of use of that information. Original thought is the objective of the exercise, and creativity is prized. Therefore, it is necessary to be sensitive to the “ownership” of information and ideas. Plagiarism is often the inadvertant result of using information gathered during the research process. It is essential to remember that plagiarism is a serious violation of the College’s Honor Code. When using someone else’s words, ideas, or arguments, students must acknowledge their sources. It is important to identify and attribute all sources of new ideas, except for commonly shared knowledge, such as dates and facts found in encyclopedias and dictionaries. For more information on the College Honor Code, PLEASE CONSULT: http://www.smith.edu/sao/handbook/socialconduct/honorcode.php
April 25, 2011