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Academic Search Premier

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  • 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)
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  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

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


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  • 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.

Scripta Sinica

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  • 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.

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, America and the Pacific

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Archival materials such as manuscripts, rare books, visual images, objects and maps documenting the cultural and trading relationships between America, China and the Pacific region, 18th-early 20th centuries. Themes include: Old China Trade (roughly 1783-1844); Early commercial development of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Salem, Providence, Baltimore; Maritime routes between East and West Coasts (before overland trails); Development of Hawaii as key American trading post before annexation; Chinese-American cultural exchange (including 19th century Chinese immigration); Commodities of the China trade; Fur Trade in Northwest Pacific; Diplomacy and politics of America and the Far East.

China: Culture and Society

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Primary documents such as addresses and speeches, annual reports,Guides and manuals, meeting minutes, notes and records, etc. that record various aspects of Chinese culture and society, 1750-1929. Themes include Chinese diaspora; foreign presence in China; foreign relations and diplomacy; international conflict and invasion; missionaries and Christianity; opium: trade, consumption, policy; rebellion and revolution; language and writing; arts and artefacts, literature, poetry, folklore, etc.

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Manuscript, missionary periodicals, atlases, and books detailing China's interaction with the west, and key historical events from multiple perspectives: politicians, diplomats, missionary, businessmen, and tourists.

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.

Foreign Office Files for China, 1910-1980

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Covering China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Includes diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events. In six parts: 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International; 1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis; 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory; 1949-1956: The Communist revolution; 1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward; 1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution.

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.

Internet Archive's Open Library

  • E-books | Images | Videos
  • Vendor: Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, a non-profit, digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. The mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.The archive contains 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos, (including 1.6 million Television News Programs, 3 million image, and 200,000 software programs.


  • 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.

Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

(Global Press Archive, CRL)
  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Eastview

Chinese newspaper published in China, late 19th century - 1949. Reflecting Chinese life, culture, and politics throughout the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the years of provisional government and civil war, and the birth of the People’s Republic. Including 華北新報,實報,東南日報,立報,鉄報,時事新報,新申報,群力報,中央日報,新華日報,武漢日報,大公晚報,西南日報.

MLA International Bibliography

(Modern Language Association)
  • Dissertations & Theses | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

The main database of critical scholarship on all modern literatures and languages, linguistics and folklore. Also useful for film and media studies. Citations from 1963-present.

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.

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