This bibliographical index database provides full text search capability to more than 600 million volumes of e-books and other materials including dissertations, journals, magazines, web pages and newspapers. The first 17 pages of each e-book are available for preview. Document delivery is also available.
The Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China was edited by Chen Meng-lei, a renowned scholar of the Qing Dynasty. The present digital edition of The Complete Classics includes the most seminal classics of Chinese literature and culture, from ancient China through the Qing Dynasty. The collection includes works on astronomy, geography, history, philosophy, literature, politics, economics, art, education, agriculture, medicine, and more.
Database of Chinese Popular Literature collects 10,000 kinds of popular literary works, and popular documents and materials of successive dynasties from the Qin-Han Dynasties to the early years of the Republic of China, including novels, scripts for story-telling, theatrical texts, story songs, storytelling in southern dialects, common saying stories, rare books, and treasure volumes.
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This database currently includes 10,000 titles in 12,500 editions from the pre-Qin period through to the Republican period. All texts are provided in full text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image, and in some cases between different editions of the text. (Please select “Ancient Classics" in the login page first, and then click on 中國基本古籍庫)
The Scripta Sinica is the largest Chinese full text database to encompass an enormous breadth of historical materials of this scale. Hundreds of titles pertaining to the traditional Chinese classics have been included in the database and have been categorized with meticulous care. The Scripta Sinica database contains almost all of the important Chinese classics, especially those related to Chinese history.
The Shanghai based newspaper Shen Bao collection contains hundreds of thousands of issues published from 1872 to 1949. It is an important research tool for understanding China between the last imperial dynasty through the Republican era. It supports full-image and full-text.
The electronic Sibu Congkan is a fully searchable collection of the authoritative editions of over 500 original and historical monographs published by the Commercial Press in 1919-1936. Holdings span Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties including early manuscripts and rare prints (antiquarian, out-of-print books).
Siku Quanshu (Complete Library in Four Branches of Literature), which contains 4.7 million pages and 800 million Chinese characters, is the most significant single database of pre-modern Chinese texts.
(Coverage: November 1995 – December 31, 2013)It is compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, focusing especially on local media sources. It covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events. It includes translations and English language versions from newspaper articles, conference proceedings, television and radio broadcasts, periodicals and non-classified technical reports.
Coverage: 1980 – current
Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. This product provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. All titles are cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform allowing researchers easy access to multiple perspectives, resources, and languages on the topic they are researching.
Maximum Concurrent Users: Unlimited
Provides full text of selected newspapers worldwide, trade publications, legal periodicals, and legal scholarly journals. Includes company directories, financial reports, quotations, biographies, almanac, federal/state laws, regulations, court opinions, accounting statements/guidelines, and news transcripts.
Coverage: 1972+ Maximum Concurrent Users: 4
PAIS (originally, the Public Affairs Information Service) is a combination of two databases: PAIS International and PAIS Archive. The PAIS International database contains records for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS Archive is a retrospective conversion of the PAIS Annual Cumulated Bulletin, volumes 1-62, published 1915-1976 and contains over 1.23 million records covering monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, and analytics.This database covers the world's public affairs, public and social policies, international relations, and world politics published in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages.