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Using PUL Resources for Teaching and Research during COVID-19: Area Studies

Area Studies

COVID-19 has created significant challenges in access to research materials for scholars in area studies. Since June, many of the area-specific librarian associations have produced statements on the difficulties for collection development, access, and equity during the pandemic, as well as a joint statement addressed to library administrators. While some institutions have adopted e-preferred policies and significant budgetary cuts, Princeton University Library remains committed to enhancing access to e-resources for area studies, while continuing to select the print and physical resources that remain the lifeblood of area studies research. Although many of the challenges in area studies are shared across geographies, we recognize that each area has different approaches to supporting remote teaching and learning and that users will benefit from the guidance of subject experts. As such, please refer to the list below for more information on access to digital resources at PUL and elsewhere for each area:

African Studies: Alain St. Pierre

East Asian Studies: 

  • China: Joshua Seufert

  • Korea: Hyoungbae Lee 

  • Japan: Setsuko Noguchi

  • East Asian Library Director: Martin Heijdra

Hellenic Studies: David Jenkins

Judaic Studies: David Hollander - 

Latin American & Iberian Studies; Latino Studies: Fernando Acosta-Rodriguez -

Near East Studies: Deborah Schlein -

Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies: Thomas Keenan – ;

South Asian Studies: Ellen Ambrosone -