Research Information Services


Research Information Services (RIS) , the library for the East-West Center, supports the Center's research, education, and professional development activities. The collection managed by RIS features a current and interdisciplinary coverage of selected social, cultural, political, and economic development issues in Asia and the Pacific region. The collection focuses on subject areas which include population studies and demography, development economics, energy economics, environmental policy, international relations, and regional governance.

RIS supplements its specialized core of academic and statistical books with holdings of unpublished papers, not widely available, acquired from researchers, institutions, and governments in Asia and the Pacific region. The collection contains some 50,000 books, unpublished documents, periodicals titles, and electronic resources on subjects and countries relevant to Center activities. In addition to managing its collection, RIS provides information services to staff, participants and, on a more limited basis, to members of the public. Services include mediated database and Internet searching, training in the use of databases and the Internet, interlibrary loan, and document delivery.

RIS also manages the Center's Legacy Collections: an archives of the Center's websitea digital repository of Center publications  and a collection of oral histories.

Find out more about us in our RIS Brochure

To contact a librarian, please call our Reference Desk at 808-944-7345 or email RIS
Location: Fourth floor of John A. Burns Hall in Rooms 4063 and 4066.
Hours: Open Monday thru Friday from 9 am - 12 noon.
To access other information sources at East-West Center, try these links: