From jacket flap:
This first extensive guide to reference materials on Southeast Asia is based on the collections in the Yale and Cornell libraries – two of the largest special collections in the world in this field. It is a systematic guide to not only the key general bibliographies, dictionaries, directories, atlases, statistics, and other general compendia of information on the area but also to the pertinent reference materials in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.
Only works in the Roman alphabet are included; the number of works cited totals more than 2,200. The arrangement of items is chronological rather than alphabetical in most sections so that in-print items will be found at the end of the section.