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Reference / Primary sources

  • Si ku quan shu - 四庫全書
    Open URL above with Internet Explorer. Set up proprietary browser. Start each session from the new browser.
  • CHANT: Chinese Ancient Texts - 漢達文庫
    Provides full text of works from the Pre-Han (pre 220AD) period up to the Six Dynasties (581 AD). Chinese traditional IME is required for input.
  • Grand Secretariat Archives - 內閣大庫檔案
    Database for Ming and Qing documents that include imperial decrees, edicts, memorials, documents from the offices of the Grand Secretariat, as well as various examination related documents. Many of the recorded administrative activities and legal cases cannot be found in Qing legal compendia. Contact Calvin Hsu (ch8xy@virginia.edu) for Password.
  • Chinese Cultural Revolution Database - 中国文化大革命文库;Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign Database -中国反右运动数据库)
    [Cultural revolution] With over ten thousand primary documents totaling nearly thirty million words, this database represents a compilation of historical resources of monumental proportions. [Anti-Rightist Campaign] Even though over ten thousand titles of primary sources are already included in this database, it is difficult for it to be thorough and all-inclusive due to all kinds of restrictions and difficulties, coupled with the challenges of working on this project outside China.
  • China Data Online - 中国数据在线
    Includes (1) yearly macro-economic statistics (2) monthly macro-economic statistics (3) monthly economic reports (4) city statistics (5) county statistics (6) industrial statistics and (7) various statistical yearbooks.
  • National Population Census of China - 第六次全国人口普查资料
    Conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China in 2010. To change user interface to Chinese, click on "Simplified Chinese" on top left corner.
  • CJKV-English dictionary
    "Dictionaries for the Study of Buddhist and East Asian Language and Thought" compiled by Prof. Charles Muller of the University of Tokyo.

Find Books - 找书

  • VIRGO
    UVa Libraries catalog
  • WorldCat
    Online catalog of books and other materials in thousands of libraries worldwide as catalogued by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). To display and search in Asian scripts, set "options" to "Unicode." As an alternative, try: http://www.worldcat.org/.
  • MLA International Bibliography, 1926-
    Lists books plus articles and essays from journals and books on literature, linguistics, and folklore. For years before 1956, only scholarship published in North America is covered. Also searchable through Literature Resource Center.
  • Dissertations & Theses Full Text, 1861-
    More than 930,000 titles are available in PDF format for immediate free download. Over 2 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats.
  • Duxiu - 读秀
    Duxiu is a discovery tool for Chinese books (2 millions+) and other types of resources. It allows a user to read sample pages of a book. The user can then request to have 50 pages or 20% of the book delivered electronically every week. Internet Explorer is recommended.
  • SuperStar Digital Library - 超星数字图书馆
    Hundreds of thousands of Chinese books in all categories are scanned, many provided online for free. Especially valuable are numerous titles in local histories (地方志) throughout the country.

Find Journal Articles - 找杂志文章

  • CAJ: China Academic Journals - 中国期刊全文数据库, 1994-
    Full text articles from thousands of Chinese academic journals. UVa has access to two collections: Literature-History-Philosophy and Politics-Law. For other collections, citations and abstracts are free.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Large general database of articles from scholarly journals and a few newspapers covering a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.
  • JSTOR: Journal Storage Project
    Full-text backfiles of many important scholarly journals from a range of disciplines. Coverage usually from the first issue to 3-5 years before the present.
  • Project MUSE
    Searchable full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics, mostly from North American university presses. Older volumes are often available from JSTOR.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies, 1971-
    BAS lists journal articles and book chapters on all subjects related to Asia. Most articles are in western languages. Includes book reviews.
  • PAO: Periodicals Archive Online
    Search the full text of nearly 400 international humanities and social sciences journals published from 1770 to the 1990s. These journals with links to JSTOR and through Find@UVa to other collections are also indexed in Periodicals Index Online.
  • Historical Abstracts, 1954-
    Indexes articles written on the history of the world from 1450 to the present, from over 2,000 journals published throughout the world. Simultaneously search "America: History and Life" database for articles about the US or Canada.

Find News Articles - 找报纸文章

  • Factiva  
      
    Searchable in Asian scripts (by changing "Language" to "All Languages"). Includes company and business information; articles from newspapers and periodicals plus news photographs. Select "News Pages" on top to browse headline news from major publications.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    News and business information from sources around the world; book reviews, biographical, and other reference sources; U.S. Code, constitution, and court cases. Most entries are full-text, some updated daily.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    New York Times (1851-2009), Wall Street Journal (1889-1995), Chicago Tribune (1849-1989), Washington Post (1877-1996), Los Angeles Times (1881-1989), etc.
  • World News Connection, 1995-  
      
    Information from thousands of foreign media sources, including speeches, radio, television, newspapers, periodicals, and books. All material translated into English.

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