Monographs, monographic series, serials, specialized reference works, conference proceedings, media (DVDs and streaming items) and recordings may be regularly sought; excluded are most anthologies, dissertations, manuscripts, and most collections of previously published materials.
To broaden accessibility, journals are sought online when this format is available. Print may be cancelled to reduce costs when ownership of the online version is assured. Online access that requires additional costs with a print subscription will be sought selectively within the amount budgeted for Asian Studies journals. Monographs and other types are generally purchased as printed text though other formats are considered, including digital.