DLLM Resources: Links


Access to Insight – Readings in Theravada Buddhism provides information concerning the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, including information about the Pali Canon and Pali Study Aids.

Cross Asia – the Virtual Library East and Southeast Asia, developed by the East Asia Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and partners, offers access to research information for East and Southeast Asian Studies.

Dictionary of Buddhism, by Bhikkhu P.A. Payutto, is a mainly Thai-language resource containing a Dictionary of Numerical Dhammas, an Index of Pāli Terms (Romanised), and Thai-English and English-Thai Buddhist Dictionaries.

École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) undertakes studies of the classical civilizations of Asia through the humanities and social sciences. This site contains links to extensive research archives, including the Bulletin de l’ École française d’Extrême-Orient (BEFEO).

International Directory of Southeast Asia Librarians, produced on behalf of the Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA), provides a list of individuals who work with Southeast Asia collections.

Journal of Buddhist Ethics provides more information about the Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project and the Pali Canon. It is also possible to Download the Pali Canon in Unicode format.


Lao Language and Culture Learning Resources, of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, contains information and learning resources for Lao language and literature, arts and culture.

Pali Canon in Unicode format can be downloaded as plain text documents (49 MB).

Pali Canon Online Database is a database version of the Pali Canon (in Pali) based on the digitised text prepared by the Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project. Search for individual words across over 16,000 pages and view the contexts in which they appear.

Pali-English Dictionary of the Pali Text Society is available online.

Pali Text Society publishes Pali texts in roman characters, translations in English and ancillary works including dictionaries, concordance, books for students of Pali and a journal.

Pali Tipitaka Project of the Vipassana Research Institute contains an online version of the Chattha Sangayana (Sixth Council, 1954-1956) edition of the Tipitaka, transcribed from the Myanmar print edition. It includes the Atthakatha (commentaries), and Tika and Anutika (sub-commentaries), in seven scripts, including Romanised version.


Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), in Paris, offers courses in 93 languages and civilisations, including Lao language and Tham script.

Saysettha OT is a Lao font based on the popular Saysettha Lao typeface but using standard Unicode encoding and OpenType features, which as been carefully hinted and optimized especially for web use. It is the recommended font to download and install to view the Lao text on this website.

Southeast Asia Library Group (SEALG) includes a list of Southeast Asia libraries in Europe and the International Directory of Southeast Asia Librarians.

Tai Languages and Cultures, of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, contains information and learning resources for Tai language and literature, including Tai Dehong/Neua, Tai Lanna, and Tai Lue.

Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Studies Group (TLC) provides information for researchers and related resources and links.