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Academic Search Premier

  • Best Bet
  • Popular Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

A multidisciplinary database for peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, and some trade publications.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

(BAS Online)
  • Best Bet
  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Citations for western-language monographs, articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings on all parts of Asia. 1971-Present.

Aozora Bunko

  • E-books
  • Vendor: Aozora Bunko

Japan's public domain book archive includes works by famous Japanese authors as well as works in translation by English-speaking authors.
Books are in PDF format

Asian American Drama

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Plays, with related biographical, production, and theatrical information, from 19th Century and contemporary Asian American playwrights.

China Academic Journals (CAJ)

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Tsinghua Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology

Full-text articles from Chinese journals in humanities and social sciences, and citations for articles from other disciplines. 1951 - present; some journals date back earlier, to the first issue.

China Data Online

  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: All China Marketing Research

Census, social and natural science data on China. Includes yearbooks and statistics by region, industry, month, and year. Good for statistics at county, city, provincial, and national level.

China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (KNS) 中國知網數據庫

  • Dissertations & Theses | E-books | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Tsinghua Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology

A portal of 20 databases developed by China Knowledge CNKI(China National Knowledge Network 中國知網), covering academic books, journals, master thesis, doctoral dissertations, conference proceedings, core newspapers, statistical yearbooks, data analysis, and population census. Full text search, browsing, download and print. May 22 - September 30, 2020.

Chosun (Chosŏn) Ilbo Archive 조선일보 아카이브

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Chosonilbo

Searchable metadata and full-image reproductions of the South Korean newspaper,1920-present, in PDF format. Recent editions also have searchable full text.

CNKI AcademicFocus

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Tsinghua Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology

Original English Journals published in China; Chinese Journals translated into English; and English proceedings of international conferences. Subject coverage includes environmental studies and related subject fields that focus on China and other parts of Asia.

DBpia

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Nurimedia

Korean scholarly journals in arts and humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. Goes back to the very first issue of each journal. Full text downloadable in PDF format.

Diaolong Full-text database of Chinese and Japanese ancient books 雕龍 -- 中日古籍全文資料庫

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources
  • Vendor: CEPIEC

Consists of 10 sub-databases covering Chinese and Japanese historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents, such as Daozang 道藏, Daozang jiyao 道藏辑要, Sibu congkan 四部叢刊, Yongle dadian 永樂大典, Gujin tushu jicheng 古今圖書集成, Siku quanshu 四庫全書, and more. Full text searchable across databases. May 18 - September 30, 2020.

Donga Ilbo / Tonga Ilbo Archive

  • Newspapers & News Sources
  • Vendor: Dongo Ilbo

Searchable metadata and full-image reproductions of the South Korean newspaper, 1920-present, in PDF format. Recent editions also have searchable full text. Note: On-campus access only.

Duxiu

  • E-books | Newspapers & News Sources | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Duxiu

Full-text Chinese journal articles, books, newspapers, theses, conference proceedings, and video clips. Comprehensive coverage. Full text delivered to email if not instantly available from the database.

Earl George Macartney Collection

(Archives Unbound)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Gale

A collection of letters , journals and other documents from the diplomatic mission of Earl George Macartney, who was sent to China by George III from 1792-1794. Provides a picture of both China and English diplomacy during the late 18th Century.

HathiTrust Digital Library

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Hathitrust

Digitized books and magazines. Full-text available of out-of-copyright works. To download as a PDF, click Log In button and select your college.

Japan Advertiser

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Eastview

Digital archive (1913-1940) of the English newspaper published in Japan. Includes news articles, stories , and advertising that introduces Japanese culture, and reflects the social and economic climate of those times. Full image/full text searchable.

Japan Times Digital Archive

  • Newspapers & News Sources
  • Vendor: Japan Times

1897-2 years ago. Full text searchable, browsable, and downloadable in PDF format.

JSTOR

  • E-books | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: JSTOR

A growing full text collection of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Most titles only include backfiles (some as far back as the early 1800s), with only some current content. Also includes university press ebooks.

Kikuzo II Visual Database

  • Images | Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Kinokuniya Bookstores of America

Contains full text of Asahi Shimbun, from its first edition in 1879 (Meiji 12) to today; Shukan Asahi, AERA, 1985 to present; and the Image Database of Post-WWII Showa Period (1945-1989) and Heisei Period (1989-1999) of the Asahi Shimbun Reduced-size Facsimile Edition; and Contemporary Dictionary Chiezo, updated annually.
Limited to 2 simultaneous users.

Korea Times, Historical

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full text of oldest English-language newspaper in Korea, 1956-2016

KRpia

  • Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Nurimedia

Reference and primary sources in Korean history, literature, medicine and philosophy. Image files of original texts in classical Chinese, with searchable translations in Korean. Includes dictionaries, encyclopedia, and archival materials.

KSI E-Books

  • E-books
  • Vendor: KSI

Full-text Korean language e-books in humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields.

Moazine

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Popular Sources
  • Vendor: Nurimedia

Full-text database of over 200 Korean magazines currently published in South Korea. Back issues of most titles are available for the past 2-3 years. Artcile level full text browsable and searchable. Covered subjects include Current issues & Economy; Computer & Internet; Science & Technology; Culture & Arts; Education & Literature; Fashion & Life style; Travel & Sports. June 2 - September 30, 2020.

Nikkei Telecom 21

  • Newspapers & News Sources
  • Vendor: Nikkei Digital Media

News articles from Nikkei and other Japanese national and local newspapers and magazines on business, finance, statistics, personnel information, and corporate profiles. Current as well as archive search back to 1975. Full text downloadable in PDF. Mostly in Japanese. Select English news.

People's Daily 人民日报图文数据库 (1946-)

(Ren Min Ri Bao)
  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: People's Daily Archive

The official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party. Contains government policy information and resolutions as well as major domestic and international news, 1946-present. Full text searchable and browsable. Original layout of the newspaper browsable and presented in image format.

Rafu Shimpo Digital Archive

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Eastview

The oldest currently published Japanese American newspaper, from 1904-2018, with a link to current issues. In Japanese and English; mostly in Japanese before 1947 and mostly in English since 1947. Suspended publication during the internment of Japanese American citizens from 1942-1945.

Scripta Sinica

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Full-text classics of Chinese history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Compiled by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Search or browse subjects and titles using the traditional Chinese siku classification.

Taiwan Minpao (1920-1932) 台灣民報

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Transmission Books & Microinfo Co., Ltd

Newspaper published in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial era. Includes the different incarnations of the newspaper, 台灣青年,台灣民報, and 台灣新民報. The database allows browsing by issue and searching for article titles, authors and keywords. June 17 - September 30, 2020.

Times of India, Historical

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized full text of English daily newspaper founded in 1838 to serve British residents of West India. (1838 - 2008)

Zhongguo Di Fang Li Shi Wen Xian Shu Ju Ku (Chinese Historical Local Archives Database) 中国地方历史文献数据库

  • Data & Statistics | E-books | Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources
  • Vendor: China International Book Trading Corporation

Contains Chinese archival documents at local levels from Wanli period of Ming dynasty1573-1620) to the Republic era (1911-1949). Includes land contracts, account books, administration records, tax and litigation documents, personal correspondence, daily accounts, family etiquettes, religion, genealogy, and reference tools for daily life and civil service examination. Full text searchable by resource categories, dynastical periods, household regions, and family names. May 13 - September 30, 2020.

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