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ELECTRONIC COLLECTIONS


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ASIAN STUDIES

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) 1971-
Dates of Coverage: 1971-
Description: References western-language monographs, articles and book chapters on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide.
Resource Type: Indexes

Oxford Languages Dictionaries Online: Chinese-English and English-Chinese

Description:
 Covers over 670,000 words and phrases including recent new terms and expressions
Resource Type: Dictionary, Reference tool

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism
Description: includes various terms on and related to Buddhism; unlimited usage to U of Chicago patrons (restricted by IP ranges).
Resource Type: Dictionary, reference tool



.CHINESE STUDIES

i. Web-based:

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Chinese Studies
Trial Period : 2/27 to 3/28, 2014
Dates of Coverage : From early to contemporary China.
Description : Bibliographical guide with detailed annotations to many subjects of China Studies; citations include those to books, articles, reference titles, anthologies, electronic resources, etc.; new citations are added regularly.
Resource Type : Annotated bibliographies on various specific topics.

Shenbao (申报)
Dates of Coverage: 1872-1949
Description : Produced by the Erudition ( 爱如生 ) corporation in Beijing, this full-text searchable database covers entire run of the newspaper from 1872 to 1949 including its entire short runs of Wuhan edition and Hong Kong edition. In addition to the newspaper texts, this product also includes all the advertisements.
Resource Type : Combined contents, full text and full image

Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS)
Date of Coverage : Contemporary
Description : The TEPS database offers access to articles in more than 700 Taiwanese periodicals in various subjects, not only those in humanities and social sciences but also those in natural and applied sciences including medicine. The database is full text searchable and the articles can be downloaded in PDF format.
Resources Type
: Combined contents, full text

Taiwan Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Date of Coverage: Contemporary
Description: This database contains doctoral dissertations and master’s theses from Taiwan higher education institutions including public, private and vocational colleges and universities. The subject coverage of the database includes humanities, social sciences, science and Technology. Searchable for all bibliographical fields of items including abstracts.
Resources Type : full text in PDF

Taiwan Nichi Nichi Shinpo
Date of Coverage: 1898 to 1944
Description: The database provides access to both Japanese (1898.5—1944.3) and Chinese editions (1905.7—1911.11) of the newspaper. User may select a language from the drop-off window at top-right corner for database interface (Japanese, Traditional Chinese or English), but search must be constructed either in Japanese or Traditional Chinese. Citations may be saved or emailed. Texts are in scalable PDF format. Note: be aware that downloading could be very slow.
Resources Type : full images in PDF

Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books ( 中国基本古籍库 )
Dates of Coverage: Pre-modern China
Description : Produced by the Erudition ( 爱如生 ) corporation, Beijing, the database includes 10,000 well selected titles (with more than 2,000 titles providing at least one additional version/edition of the same title) of scholarly books produced primarily in pre-modern China. These titles cover virtually every subject of the traditional Chinese scholarly concerns, namely Jing, Shi, Zi, Ji ( 经史子集 ) and more.
Resource Type : Combined contents, full text

Chinese Periodical s Database for the Republican Period 1911-1949
Dates of Coverage : 1911-1949
Description: Produced by Shanghai Library, this database—when completed—will contain about 20,000 titles of Chinese periodicals published in the period of 1911 to 1949. It includes journals concerned by every discipline/subject existing at the time. The database will include 9 subsets when completed. Currently, the first six subsets are available through this trial. Additional subsets will be added as soon as they become available.
Resource Type: Full image journal articles

Dachengdata Chinese Pre-1949 Periodicals

Dates of Coverage : 1850-1949
Description: Provides access to full image articles from more than 6,000 titles of pre-1949 Chinese periodicals in various subject fields.
Resource Type: Full image articles

Database of Chinese Local Records ( 中国方志库 第一辑 )
Dates of Coverage: Pre-modern China
Description : Produced by the Erudition ( 爱如生 ) corporation, Beijing, the first series ( 第一辑 ) contains 2,000 titles of local gazetteers published from Song to Qing Dynasty.
Resource Type : Combined contents, full text

Database of Chinese Popular Literature ( 中国俗文库 第一辑 )
Dates of Coverage: Pre-modern China
Description : Produced by the Erudition ( 爱如生 ) corporation, Beijing, the first series ( 第一辑 ) contains 2,000 titles of pre-modern Chinese literature in various forms and genres including novels, short stories, dramas, singing stories and folk literature.
Resource Type : Combined contents, full text

China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (CNKI)
Dates of Coverage: Modern and contemporary
Description: Provides a series of databases offered by the CNKI network (中国知网). These include: 1) China Academic Journals (CAJ), 2) China Doctoral Dissertations, 3) China Master's Theses, 4) China Core Newspapers, 5) China Proceedings of Conferences, 6) China Yearbooks (by CNKI), and 7) China Reference Works Online (by CNKI). Chicago's subscription covers the access to all contents in the fields of humanities and social sciences of the above mentioned databases.
Resource Type: Combined contents, full text

Chinese E-resources by Wanfang Data http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/easia/images/new.gif

  1. New China Local Gazetteers
    中国新方志数据库
  2. China Online Journals
    中国数字化期刊全文数据库
  3. Dissertations of China
    中国学位论文数据库
  4. Academic Conferences in China
    中国学术会议论文数据库
  5. Policies and Laws of China
    中国法律法规数据库
Resource Type : Combined contents, full text

Chinese Reference Books Database by Apabi

Dates of Coverage: from early China to contemporary China.
Description: Selected titles of electronic version of Chinese reference works of various types on many subjects and fields. Currently, there are 99 titles available including dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, annotated catalogs, bibliographies, indexes, and chronologies, etc.-all could be full-text searched across all titles or within a chosen title. Users could choose the display of content in simplified or traditional Chinese characters. New titles may be selected and added in future.
Resource Type: Full text searchable, cross all titles searchable.

China Data Online - China Statistics
Dates of Coverage: 1949-
Description: The China Statistics that we are subscribing provide various statistics on contemporary China including a wide array of data on many sectors and/or aspects of China’s economy.
Resource Type: Statistical sources

Scripta Sinica (Academia Sinica, Taibei) ( 中央研究院漢籍電子文獻資料庫)
Dates of Coverage: Ancient to Pre-modern China
Description : Produced and maintained by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan ( 台灣中央研究院史語所 ) , the database contains an array of scholarly publications and texts from ancient to pre-modern China. Click on “ 授權使用 ” button to access the database.
Resource Type : Combined contents, full text

Duxiu
Dates of Coverage: from early China to contemporary China.
Description: A powerful content search database for the texts in more than one million Chinese publications.
Resource Type : Full text searchable but due to the copy right compliance, users could only access limited pages for any given item. For complete reading of an item, therefore, the user needs to find the publication from a library or through interlibrary loan.

The National Index to Chinese Newspapers and Periodicals (全国报刊索引)
Dates of Coverage : 1857-present
Description: Provide index to periodical and newspaper articles published in mainland China. Although it claims to cover 1857 to the present, the degree of comprehensiveness varies from period to period with 1949 to the present to be the most comprehensive. The subject coverage of the Index goes beyond humanities and social sciences since it also covers all the fields in science and technology. Please click on “ 用户登录 ” to access the database.
Resource Type : Bibliographical index

People’s Daily
Date of Coverage : 1946-
Description : Full text searchable database for more than 60 years of past daily issues of this most influential newspaper in the People’s Republic of China (weekly updates).
Resources Type
: Full text and full images

Chinese Ancient Texts database
Dates of Coverage: the early China
Description: Include six databases for ancient Chinese text for different periods of the early China, including the earliest Chinese texts known existing today.
Resource Type: Combined contents, full text

ChinaLawInfo
Dates of Coverage: Contemporary
Description: Produced and maintained by Peking University, the database contains various kinds of Chinese law codes, regulations, interpretations, research articles, and other legal documents related to China.
Resource Type: Full-text, English version available

Yeonhaengrok, 燕行錄
Dates of Coverage: Pre-modern
Description: The database provides access to a collection of Yeonhaengrok ( 燕行錄 ) including descriptions of visits written by several hundred Korean envoys and delegates who visited China during the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasties (from 13th to 19th century).
Resource Type: PDF images, index searchable


ii. CD-ROM/DVD Database:

Si Ku Quan Shu (四库全书)
Description: This CDROM database is an electronic version of the renowned Siku Quanshu, a comprehensive selection and compilation of Chinese scholarly books available in 18th centenary (the early Qing period). The set contains more than 3,400 titles of Chinese books in almost all scholarly subjects at the time. In addition to the full text for the set, the database provides powerful search capability to the text. Caution needs to be exercised, however, that the Qing compilation involved censorship, and the edition selected in the set was not always the best edition.

Si Bu Cong Kan (四部丛刊)
Description: Full text searchable database-- an electronic version of the renowned Chinese series Sibu congkan containing 504 historical Chinese works, which were carefully selected by scholars and published by the Commercial Press in 1919-1936. These works represent some of the best achievements made by the pre-modern Chinese scholarship on various subjects.

Zhong Guo Li Dai Shi Ke Shi Liao Hui Bian (A collection of stone inscriptions of the imperial China, 中国历代石刻史料汇编)
Description: Contains a comprehensive collection of stone inscriptions from the ancient to the pre-modern period of China; fully searchable.

Chinese Cultural Revolution Database
Description: A full-text searchable database containing comprehensive primary sources on Chinese Cultural Revolution, a turbulent decade (1966-1976) in the history of contemporary China. The sources collected in the database include Chinese Communist Party (CCP) documents, directives, speeches and works by Mao Zedong and other CCP officials of the period, official newspaper editorials, and selected Red-Guard documents.

Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign Database 1957--
Description: A full-text searchable database containing comprehensive primary sources on Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign. The sources collected in the database include government documents, directives, bulletins, speeches by Mao Zedong and other officials, major newspaper editorials, published "Rightist" views and their denunciations.

The People’s Daily 1946-2003 (人民日报)
Description: Full text searchable database for this most important newspaper in the People Republic of China in DVD format. To use this database, ask a library staff member in Room 525.


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JAPANESE STUDIES


i.  Web-based:

Digital Library from the Meiji Era ( 近代デジタルライブラリー国立国会図書館 )
Dates of Coverage: 1868 – 1912
Description : Image database of the books published in the Meiji era and held by the National Diet Library (approx. 60 ,000 volumes).
Resource Type: Full text

JapanKnowledge (ジャパン・ナーレッジ)
Description: Provides access to major dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and databases for weekly journals etc. in Japanese language, including: Nihon daihyakka zensho, Encyclopedia of Japan, Gendai yo ̄ go no kiso chishiki, To ̄ yo ̄ bunko, Shu ̄ kan Ekonomisuto, Rand McNally sekai chizu, books in print, etc.

Maisaku Database
Date of Coverage: 1872 to present
Description: This database provides access to over 6 million articles from Mainichi Shimbun from 1872 to the present as well as Mainichi Weekly Economist from 1989 to the present .
In addition, access is also provided to the following related resources: Mainichi (English) since June 2008, Mainichi Opinion Polls since 1945, and over 2,000 major events of the 20th Century as described in series of Mainichi articles. Newspaper images from 1989 to 1999 are in flash format, which include features like page turning, scaling, bookmarking, etc., as in an electronic book. Note: sinceour subscription is for 1 simultaneous user, please remember to logoff (click “ ログアウ ” button) after your usage so that other user could use the database right away.
Resources Type : full images and/or full text

Asahi Shinbun (朝日新聞)
Dates of Coverage : Asahi Shinbun :1945–current; AERA: 1988–current; Shukan Asahi: 2000–current.
Description : Full-text searchable database for this major Japanese newspaper. PDF images are available for articles published after November 2005, including prefectural editions. Also this database includes n ews from weekly magazine AERA, since its lunch in May 1988 and Shukan Asahi since April 2000.
Resource Type : Full text
Other Title: Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries (聞蔵 II ビジュアル for Libraries )

Yomiuri Shinbun Online(読売新聞オンライン)
Dates of Coverage : 1874 – 1970
login name: uchicago; password: eachicago. Works only within the university IP range.
Description: ProvideAccess to this major Japanese newspaper for the period of 1874 (Meiji 7) to 1970 (Showa 45). The database contains full-text Yomiuri articles that can be searched by keyword, date, pagination, and subject/type of article, such as cultural sections, editorials or articles with photographs.
Help:
Instructions for Using the Yomiuri Shinbun Online (PDF file)

Taiwan Nichi Nichi Shinpo
Date of Coverage: 1898 to 1944
Description: The database provides access to both Japanese (1898.5—1944.3) and Chinese editions (1905.7—1911.11) of the newspaper. User may select a language from the drop-off window at top-right corner for database interface (Japanese, Traditional Chinese or English), but search must be constructed either in Japanese or Traditional Chinese. Citations may be saved or emailed. Texts are in scalable PDF format. Note: be aware that downloading could be very slow.
Resources Type : full images in PDF
 
Rare Books Image Database(稀覯本映像データベース)
Dates of Coverage: 1180 – 1868
Description: Colorful images (approx. 33,000 items) from the collections of the NDL published mostly in the Edo period. Images data can be searched. Text also available. Restriction Notes: Free. Open to public
Resource Type: Full Text

Magazineplus(マガジン・プラス)
Dates of Coverage: 1945-
Description: The most comprehensive index of periodicals, proceedings, and festschrifts in Japan, covering 7,190,000 items since 1945
Restriction Notes: Limited to one simultaneous user. Please log off when you have completed your search.
Resource Type: Indexes

Bookplus(ブック・プラス)
Dates of Coverage: 1927-
Description: Lists 1,930,000 monographic titles published in Japan since 1927; added table of contents & summary for titles after 1986, and author's bio information for titles after 2000.
Restriction Notes: Limited to one simultaneous user. Please log off when you have completed your search.
Resource Type: Publication catalogs and indexes

Wikipedia
Description : Japanese encyclopedia. Open to public.

National Archives of Japan ( 国立公文書館 )
Description : Provide access to the searchable (by keyword) database for 120,000 images of archival materials.

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR) (アジア歴史資料センター)
Description
: Provide f ull-text files and digital images of historical records and manuscripts from 1860’s to mid 1940’s related to Japan-Asia relations held at the National Archives of Japan, the Diplomatic Record Office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Institute for Defense Studies of the National Defense Agency. Also searchable by English, Chinese or Korean.


ii. CD-Rom Database:

MAINICHI SHINBUN(毎日新聞)
Dates of Coverage: 1991-
Description: Accompanied by manual.Electronic edition of the micro-print monthly ed. of the Mainichi newspaper. Full text and index.

MEIJI NO YOMIURI SHINBUN(明治の読売新聞)
Dates of Coverage: Nov. 2, 1874 - July 1912 ( Meiji 7-nen 11-gatsu 2-nichi --Meiji 45-nen 7-gatsu )
Description: CD-ROM version of Yomiuri shinbun published 1874-1912
Donor : Toshiba International Foundation (東芝国際交流財団)

SHOWA NO YOMIURI SHINBUN, Senzen 1(昭和の読売新聞・戦前 1)
Dates of Coverage: Dec. 1, 1926 - Dec. 31, 1936 ( Taishō 15-nen ōwa 11-nen 12-gatsu 31-nichi )
Description: CD-ROM version of Yomiuri shinbun published 1926-1936. 35 CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user's guide (95 p.)
Donor : Toshiba International Foundation (東芝国際交流財団)

SHOWA NO YOMIURI SHINBUN, Senzen 2(昭和の読売新聞・戦前 2)
Dates of Coverage: Jan. 1, 1937 - Dec. 31, 1945 ( Shōwa 12-nen 1-gatsu 1-nichi -- Shōwa 20-nen 12-gatsu 31-nichi )
Description: CD-ROM version of Yomiuri shinbun published 1937-1945.
Donor : Toshiba International Foundation (東芝国際交流財団)

TAISHO NO YOMIURI SHINBUN(大正の読売新聞)
Dates of Coverage: July 1, 1912 - Dec. 30, 1926 ( Meiji 45-nen 7-gatsu 1-nichi -- Shōwa 1-nen 12-gatsu 30-nichi )
Description: CD-ROM version of Yomiuri shinbun published 1912-1926, accompanied by an index disc, the 2nd ed. of Sekai daihyakka jiten on another disc and a user's guide.
Donor : Toshiba International Foundation (東芝国際交流財団)

SENGO 50-NEN ASAHI SHINBUN SHUKUSATSUBAN MIDASHI DETA BESU(戦後50年朝日新聞縮刷版見出しデータ・ベース)
Dates of Coverage: 1945 – 1995
Description: Electronic annually-cumulated index to Asahi shinbun articles originally appearing in micro-print monthly ed. of the newspaper. 5 computer laser optical discs ; 4 3/4 in. + user's guides

YOMIURI SHINBUN SHUKUSATSUBAN (読売新聞縮刷版)
Dates of Coverage: Jan. 2000 -
Description: Electronic monthly-cumulation to Yomiuri shinbun articles originally appearing in micro-print monthly ed. of the newspaper. Provides full-text access to articles. Annual index in 1 CD-ROM for each year

SINCHO BUNKO NO ZEPPAN 100-SATSU(新潮文庫の絶版100冊)
Description: Text based database. Contains out-of-print 100 litratures of Shincho Bunko ( Shincho Library ), in 158 volumes with 55,000 pages

SINCHO BUNKO MEJI NO BUNGO(新潮文庫明治の文豪)
Dates of Coverage: 1868 - 1912
Description: Text based database. Meiji masterpieces of Shincho Bunko ( Shincho Library )

SINCHO BUNKO TAISHO NO BUNGO (新潮文庫大正の文豪)
Dates of Coverage: 1912 - 1926
Description: Text based database. Taisho masterpieces of Shincho Bunko ( Shincho Library )

CD-150-MANSATSU SHUPPAN JOHO(CD150万冊出版情報)
Dates of Coverage: 1945 – Jun. 1997
Description: One CD-ROM version of bibliographical database. Covers 1,500,000 volumes published in 1945 – 1997

NIHON TOKEI NENKAN(日本統計年鑑)
Dates of Coverage: 1996 -
Description: The most comprehensive statistics of Japan. Issues for 2002- accompanied by CD-ROM . Also available in a print ed . English and Japanese.

NIHONGOKU RONSETSU SHIRYO SAKUIN(日本語学論説資料索引)
Dates of Coverage: 1964 - 2001
Description: General periodical indexes of Japanese language studies, covering vol.1 (1964) – vol.38 (2001)

CD – HONYAKU TOSHO MOKUROKU (CD 翻訳図書目録)
Dates of Coverage: 1945 - 1992
Description: These two CD-Roms contains 39,000 titles translated from foreign languages into Japanese between 1945 and 1992. Covering from humanities to social sciences. (Not included Natural Sciences.) Edited and Published by Nichicgai Associate. Publication Catalogs

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KOREAN STUDIES


i. Web-based:

KRPia한국학 DB 시리즈
Description: Databases of various Korean Studies primary sources including Chungbo munhon pigo and many other titles related to Korean history, literature, civilization, and medicine. The databases are also keyword searchable, and include image files of original texts in classical Chinese with a searchable translated version in Korean.
Resource type: Full text

DBPia학술 DB 시리즈
Description: Databases including more than 630 titles of Korean scholarly journal articles. All the journal titles are divided into 10 subject categories, and all the back issues of each journal title are available. Keyword searchable.
Resource type: Full text

Korean Studies Information KISS 한국학술정보 국내학회지검색
Description: Databases of Korean scholarly journal articles published from approximately 1200 research institutions in Korea. All titles have back issues available. Keyword searchable.
Resource type: Full text

RISS International (학술연구정보서비스)
Description: Contains Korean academic journal articles, theses & dissertations. (ILL requests will be processed by the Korean Studies Librarian)

e-Article (학술교육원 데이타베이스)
Description: Produced by Haksul Kyoyukwon. Provides access to databases including more than 750 titles of Korean scholarly journal articles on humanities and social science subjects.
 
Kdatabase (Korean Studies Database)한국학 전자도서관 ( 한국현대사 통합데이터베이스 )
Description: Databases of scholarly information on Korean modern history. Searchable by titles, keywords or authors, and browsable by periods, subjects, historians, and titles.
Resource type: Full text

CHOSUN ILBO ARCHIVE: 조선 일보 아카이브
Dates of Coverage
: 1920-up to the present
Description
: On-line version of Chosun Ilbo Daily.
Resource type: Full text

Yeonhaengrok, 燕行錄
Dates of Coverage: Pre-modern
Description: The database provides access to a collection of Yeonhaengrok ( 燕行錄 ) including descriptions of visits written by several hundred Korean envoys and delegates who visited China during the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasties (from 13th to 19th century).
Resource Type: PDF images, index searchable


ii.
CD-Rom Database:

HANGUKSA CHONGHAP NONJO MONGNOK 한국사 종합 논저 목록 :
Description: A bibliography of Korean history. Contains 170,000 items of these, articles, book, book reviews published in Korea, Japan, China, America, England and Russia in the last 20th century.

CHARYO TAEHAN MINGUKSA 자료 대한 민국사
Dates of Coverage: August 1945-June 1950
Description: CD Rom version of 2 print sets of “Charyo Taehan Minguksa” published by Kuksa Pyonchan Wiwonhoe. Collection of newspaper articles on major political, economic, social, international events. Arranged by date covering Aug. 15, 1945 (from the date of independence from Japanese colonial rule to Jun. 24, 1950 (the beginning of the Korean War)

HARVARD KOREAN STUDIES BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Description: Research tool for quick access to over 80,000 references, including more than 20,000 abstracts on an array of topics from the Kabo Reforms to traditional Korean customs. Categorized by theses, books, reviews, and articles (1786-1991), Articles (1992-1997)

HANGUK UI HYONDAESI 한국의 현대시:
Description: Contains 11,000 selected works of poetry by 316 poets from 19 th century to the most contemporary. Annotated and keyword searchable.

KYUJANGGAK SOJANG PARHAE CHARYO 규장각 소장 발해 자료 :
Description: Bibliography of Parhae history selected from the Kyujanggak Rare Book Collections.


(*The following CD-ROMs need to be used with the CD ROM tower located in the EAL reading room.)

HISTORY OF THE THREE KINDOMS 삼국 사기 :
Dates of Coverage: 54 B.C.-935 A.D.
Description: Database of History of Three-Kingdom Period (54 B.C.-935 A.D.) written by Kim Pu-sik, renowned 13 th century scholar/historian of Koryo Dynasty. CD-Rom version covers a total of 28 volumes with subjects ranging from political, economic and social conditions of the first century of Korea.

KORYOSA고려사:
Dates of coverage: 935-1452
Description: Database of History of Koryo published in 1452 by the Chunchukwan. It is based upon Koryosillok, covering the whole period of Koryo (935-1392) Dynasty. Indexed and annotated.


KYGUOK CHOSON WANGJO SILLOK 국역 조선 왕조 실록:
Dates of coverage: 1392-1863
Description: Chronology of 25 kings of Choson Dynasty over the period of 472 years (1392-1863) from the first King Taejo to 25th King Choljong. Database contains a total of 1,188 volumes accumulatively recorded by court historians. Covers politics, foreign relations, economy, military, law, communications and transportation and religion of the Choson Dynasty.  Indexed and annotated. Includes translation in modern Korean.


KOJONG, SUNJONG SILLOK
고종 순종 실록:
Dates of coverage: 1863-1907
Description: Chronology of the last 2 kings, 26 th King Kojong(1863-1907) and 27 th King Sunjong (1907-1910) of Choson period. Indexed and annotated. Contains 60 volumes writen over the period of 8 years from 1927-1935 after the death of the last King of Choson dynasty.


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