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Chinese Electronic Resources: Library Catalogs & Services

This introduction is geared towards upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and researchers. English and Chinese language resources are included.

Library Catalogs and Services

UCSan Diego Library

  • Use keyword and/or subject searching in UC San Diego's online catalog, Roger
  • Different Collections to search in
    • All, would include -- Audio Recordings, Books, Digital Images, Electronic Materials (E-Books), Films & Video, Journals & Serials, Maps & Atlases
    • Many resources in "Films & Videos", many with English subtitles
  • If material is unavailable at the UC San Diego Library 
    • Search in Circuit to see if another local San Diego library has a copy to loan
    • All UCs, or Melvyl, to see if another UC campus has a copy you could borrow

National Library of China 中国国家图书馆: 特色资源全库检索

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  • 特色资源:数字方志,Qing dynasty and before
  • 特色资源:民国专栏:民国图书 15028 种, 民国期刊 4351 种, 民国法律 8117 种
  • 特色资源:图片专栏:敦煌遗珍中文数据库

Unfortunately consistent difficulty in accessing these resources

National Central Library 國家圖書館

OCLC WorldCat

A global library network, biggest library online catalog in the world

Pinyin and Chinese character search enabled; pinyin recommended at the beginning of each search

Request function for ILL; UC E-links

University of Pittsburgh's East Asian Gateway Service for Chinese and Korean Academic Journal Publications

Request for Chinese language materials

A digital delivery service available to individual researchers

Focuses on the delivery of Chinese language academic journal publications unavailable in the collections of US research libraries

Newly Arrived Books (Chinese language)