Vietnam: Online Research Resources and Books


Han Viet Tu Dien [Sino-Vietnamese Dictionary]

Author: Dao Duy Anh

Publisher: Van Hoa Thong Tin, 2005, reprinted the first addition published in 1932.


Open Access Journals

Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, University of Hawaii
This website provides online Journal articles about law and policy study in Asia-Pacific regions. Browse the journal or type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

Journal of Asian Studies
This is a website of the Journal of Asian Studies. It covers a range of research topics about Asia, and some articles are free for download.

Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia
This website provides reviews of socio-political topics related to Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

Tạp chí Khoa học Đại học Đà Lạt

The Journal publishes original research works (in Vietnamese and English) in the fields of science and technology, including: Social Sciences and Humanities; Natural Sciences and Technology; Economics and Management.
Vietnam Journal of Computer Science
The Vietnam Journal of Computer Science highlights the use of computer science methods and technologies for solving tasks in management, industry, engineering, administration, and education, includes evaluations of existing intelligent systems and tools, emphasizing comparative studies and user experiences, covers all sub disciplines of computer science, with a particular emphasis on information systems, artificial intelligence, soft computing, and agents.
Vietnam Journals Online
VJOL (Vietnam Journals Online) is a database of Vietnamese scientific journals spanning across all scientific domains at
Viet Nam Publications, Council of Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University
This is Yale University website’s monograph publications of Vietnam. It contains scanned versions of Lac-Viet Volumes and Viet Nam Forum Volumes with a limited download capacity.

Digital Collections

Banking Industry in Southeast Asia Web Archive   

This is an ongoing collection started in spring of 2017 highlighting the government, autonomous or semi-government, and a selection of the largest banks in the region.  Many of these banks produce a significant number of publications in PDF format making the information difficult to collect comprehensively in print format.  This will help researchers understand the banking landscape in the region. 

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawaii
This website contains a collection of 1502 contemporary photographs of Vietnam.

Hamilton Library’s Asia Digital collection (University of Hawaii)
This site contains a digital collection of old Vietnamese photographs.

SEAsite, Southeast Asia Picture Database (Northern Illinois University)
This site provides a collection of photograph of a contemporary Vietnam.

Southeast Asia Vision Collection (Cornell University Library)
This site provides full download of old texts and rare books collection about Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
This is a project by the Yale University for a collection of war documents in the Indochina-Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

The Digital Library of the Commons, Indiana University
This site provides full download of articles about Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

Vietnam Studies Association of Australia
This website contains photographs from the Vietnamese Revolution, 1945-1954. The photographs come from the Museum of the revolution in Hanoi and some are from collections in France. (Click on Picture gallery)

Vietnamese Propaganda Photo Collection (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
This is a collection of 175 black and white photographs about military, economy and political activities during the war period. Each picture comes with introduction and description and is classified into different themes.


Vietnam War

The Vietnam Project
This is a project by the Texas Tech University. It contains a collection of documentary of the Vietnam War and oral history of events during the war period.

The Vietnam War Declassification Project
This website contains records and files of war in the Indochina in the 1970s that are now stored in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Scanned version of documents and photographs are available online.

Vets with a Mission
This website provides a history of the Vietnam War and photo archives of the U.S veterans during the war period in Vietnam. It also has initiative programs to heal the relationship among the two nations.

Vietnam: Yesterday and Today
This website provides information related to the Vietnam War. It contains contents and topics of publications which are important for the understanding of the Vietnamese conflicts.

Vietnam War Bibliography
This websites provides a collection of research articles, maps during the Vietnam War and bibliography for further research and study about the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War Bibliography
This website provides reference documents related to researches and studies guides about the Vietnam War.

Vietman War Oral History Project                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

The Vietnam War Oral History Project gathers, documents, preserves, and disseminates histories of the Vietnam War.



Overseas Vietnamese Communities

An online journal updated daily, based in Germany, focuses on literature, politics, history, and contemporary social issues of Vietnam. Talawas is the most vibrant and important forum of the Vietnamese intellectuals outside and inside of Vietnam.