Web-based Subject Guides for East Asian Studies: Current Status, Challenges, and Recommendations

Yao Chen, Xi Chen

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This article presents a systematic review of the current practices of creating, maintaining, using, and evaluating East Asian studies guides across North America. We examined 137 East Asian studies subject guides published by 44 major East Asian libraries and surveyed the East Asian librarian community. In this article, we discuss the common issues and unique challenges faced by East Asian studies librarians and propose recommendations. Our aim is to provide insight for East Asian studies librarians in order to help them better manage their subject guides and serve the evolving needs of users in this digital age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternet Reference Services Quarterly
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2015



  • East Asian studies
  • LibGuides
  • Web 2.0
  • academic libraries
  • area studies
  • research guides
  • subject guides

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Web-based Subject Guides for East Asian Studies : Current Status, Challenges, and Recommendations. / Chen, Yao; Chen, Xi.

In: Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1-2, 03.04.2015.

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