Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Tuesday, 16 August 2016

BAS via EBSCOhost from April 2016

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) will be moving to EBSCOhost platform in April 2016. There will be an initial price rise to cover increasing editorial and production costs, same consortial discounts apply. (27/4/16)

BAS via EBSCOhost

BAS price increase from 2012

.... for the first time in the history of the BAS database, we are going to reluctantly institute a BAS price increase. The new price categories will be as follows: Large $1320 Medium $990 Small $770 Very Small $550. These new prices will take effect on January 1, 2012. (29/9/11)

BAS platform change from 12/9/11

Users will be automatically directed from the old URL to the new URL for a limited period. However, we recommend changing to the new URL as soon as possible after September 12, 2011.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (post 12/9/11)

This page is primarily for the information of CAUL/CEIRC members who wish to subscribe to this publisher's products and/or services.  It provides information about offers to CAUL and CAUL-specific pricing, and links to relevant pages on the publisher's own web site.  For other information, please go directly to Association for Asian Studies.


See also Offers to CAUL/CEIRC - Licences - Technical/Sales Support - Statistics

Bibliography of Asian Studies 

"The single most important record of research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast, and South Asia written in Western languages is now available online"


Subscription Agreement (including Terms & Conditions) and Order Form (updated 27/4/16)

Technical/Sales Support

Sales Contact: EBSCO Information Services Australia (16/8/16)

BAS migration to EBSCOhost April 2016 (Michael Paschal, Executive Director, Association for Asian Studies, 16/8/16) [Members only]

Access Information: If your organization has an active subscription to the BAS Online, you can obtain full details for accessing the database at: Note that you must be connecting through an authorized university IP address. If you are not, you will not be able to search or browse the BAS.


Statistics - accessible only to the relevant subscriber site.

CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

Members-only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page.

Standard subscription fees (8/9/12, updated 27/4/16)
".... we use the numbers on their websites, so, if that is considered “students” then that is what we use. .... Our website has “enrollment” as the term. ..... If there is ever an institution that is wavering on the border of our numbers, we of course allow the institution to make their case, but the final decision is with us."  (AAS uses website numbers, not necessarily FTEs, 21/10/14)

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) 2016 pricing for CAUL (3/11/15) [Members only]

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) 2015 pricing for CAUL (8/10/14) [Members only

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) 2014 pricing for CAUL (1/10/13) [Members only

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) 2013 pricing for CAUL (8/9/12)

BAS 2012 pricing for CAUL (unchanged from 2011/2004) (22/8/11)

BAS 2011 pricing for CAUL (unchanged from 2010) (3/8/10)

BAS 2010 pricing for CAUL (unchanged from 2009) (23/7/09)

Subscription renewals for 2009 (prices unchanged from 2008) (25/8/08)

Subscription renewals for 2008 (prices unchanged from 2007) (7/8/07)

Subscription renewals for 2007 (prices unchanged from 2006) (15/6/06)

Subscription renewals for 2006 (prices unchanged from 2005) (11/10/05)

Subscription renewals for 2005 (prices unchanged from 2004) (16/7/04)

Subscription renewals for 2003/9 to 2004/12 (16 months) @ unchanged pricing level, pro-rated

BAS 2001/2 pricing for CAUL (28/8/01)

Message re AAS 12/5/98: gives details of the fees, (including how to decide what size institution you are) and the discounts based on the number of institutions participating (if using a consortium coordinator), whether we join before 1 September, whether you have previously bought the print BAS, etc.  The licence conditions view an institution as a single site provided that multiple campuses only have a single administrative unit.  In order to go ahead with a CAUL sub, please confirm that you wish to proceed, and let me know which size category your institution fits into, whether you prefer to start July 1, October 1 or January 1. We are up to 12 institutions; with 16 the discount would increase from 20% to 30%. 

Message re AAS (6/7/98):  There is an order form on the web, which you all need to sign, parts A & B, at  There is a subscription agreement which must be signed. .... The form includes questions such as IP addresses (which I have), whether you have the print sub - if you have not previously subscribed to the print, then your first year will be only $50.