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Buddhism and Asian religions: Find Western-language primary sources

This guide is intended to help students, faculty, and researchers locate and access sources and reference tools for the study of Buddhism and other Asian religions.

Find Western-language primary sources

Select one of the subpage links on the left to view resources for finding primary sources in Chinese/Japanese/Korean languages, Indo-Tibetan languages, or to find digital images.

To find English or other Western-language translations of Asian religious texts, start with SearchWorks. Published translations are generally higher quality, as they are more likely to have been reviewed by other scholars in the field, and to contain scholarly apparatus (notes, critical editions, etc.). However, there are several organizations that are publishing quality translations of Buddhist texts and making them freely available online: