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Databases we've recently or acquired or that we have temporary "trial" access to in order to evaluate
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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.
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The archives are categorized into 13 genres: contracts, account books, tax and corvée, administration, litigation, letters, daily books, reference books, family etiquettes, religion, genealogy, dramas, education and examination, and medicine. June 22 - September 30, 2020.
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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.
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Documentaries focus on environmental studies and sciences, sociology, anthropology, global studies, area studies, women’s studies, history, political science, criminal justice, health, psychology, the arts, and more. Films are from leading film producers and distributors, including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, the BBC, the National Film Board of Canada, CBC, Television Trust for the Environment, MediaStorm, Terra Nova Films, KimStim, and Scorpion TV, and other independent filmmakers from around the world.
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Archive of 85 periodicals published in Taiwan during the period of Japanese colonial occupation (1895-1945). June 17 - September 30, 2020.
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Digitized contents from the comprehensive collections of the National Library of China. Contains over 200 titles (more than 900,000 pages) of major Chinese national and local newspapers published between 1840 and 1949. May 13 - September 30, 2020.
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Full texts of travel and journal records of Korean delegations to Beijing during the Ming and Qing dynasty (14th-late 19th century). May 21 - September 30, 2020.
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Detailed information on journals and book series in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, film, rhetoric, composition, and folklore. Includes publication details, contact information, submission requirements and editorial policies, subscription terms, electronic availability and advertising, and statistics.
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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 - October 31, 2020.
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The Open Research Library (ORL) is a project that is scaling up to include all Open Access book content worldwide on one platform, offering a seamless experience navigating more than 20,000+ Open Access books.
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25,000 photos from 1895 to 1945 enriched with geographic data. Also include full texts of books in history and geography, and government publications. June 17 - September 30, 2020.
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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.
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101 titles of Guanzhen 官箴 (books of government administration and statecraft from Tang Dynasty to Republican Period in China (7th to mind-20th century). May 21 - September 30, 2020.
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The Western Water Archives (WWA) offers digital primary sources from the water archives of 7 partner institutions; the bulk of which focus on Southern California and include blueprints, correspondence, ephemera, ledgers, legal papers, maps, pamphlets, photographs, plans, reports, scrapbooks, and technical documents.
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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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Stele inscriptions from antiquity to end of Qing dynasty. May 21 - September 30, 2020.
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Contains more than 1,300 facsimiles Chinese rare books covering the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing periods. These books were selected by experts from the unique editions and manuscripts housed in more than 50 domestic and overseas institutions including the National Library of China, Shanghai Library, Peking University Library, and the British Library. High-resolution color images very close to the original, including the specific details of the edition. The collection is organized chronologically into five divisions by dynastic sequence, from Tang to Qing dynasties. Each division is classified per the four-fold classifications of Jing Shi Zi Ji 經史子集. May 13 - September 30, 2020.
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