The MIASU contributes to scholarly research on the region through its collections and publications:

  • Small specialist library of books on Inner Asia in many languages housed in the Unit
  • The Lattimore collection of English language materials housed at the library of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Peer reviewed journal ‘Inner Asia’
  • Inner Asia Series of monographs
  • PhD dissertations related to Inner Asia
  • Archive of MacArthur project 1991–5 on environmental and cultural conservation in Inner Asia.
  • Recently acquired collection of books on Kalmykia
  • Small collections of maps, photographs and remotely sensed images