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South Asian Studies: Primary Sources at Princeton

Alphabetical List of Primary Source Databases at Princeton

Using the PUL catalog

The Princeton University Library catalog will guide you toward primary resources in print and online, depending on your object of knowledge. Use the catalog to find autobiographies, literature, periodicals, census data, reports, and more.

Refer to the Library of Congress Romanization Tables for assistance with transliterating South Asian languages into Roman script. While this is the system used in the PUL catalog, search creatively as more than one system for representing SA languages is in use worldwide. 

Notable SAS Collections at Princeton

South Asia Ephemera Collection  The South Asian Ephemera Collection is an openly accessible repository of items that spans a variety of subjects and languages and will support research, teaching, and private study. Newly acquired materials are being digitized and added on an ongoing basis. Collections of ephemera and digital art elsewhere include: