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Databases in Korean (ASURITE ID and Password are required)

Databases in English (ASURITE ID and Password are required)

    his database provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences.
  • ProQuest : Journal articles
  • ProQuest provides access to a collection of databases for the arts, business, dissertations & theses, health & medicine, history, literature & language, news & newspapers, science & technology, and social sciences. Searches can be run on a single database, on a grouping of databases, or every available database. The ability to search across multiple databases is particularly useful for researching multi-disciplinary topics. Note that direct links to the individual databases in this collection have also been provided under the library’s Research Databases selections.
  • PAIS International
    Index to political, economic, & social issues in current debate. Covers public & social policy literature of business, economics, finance, law, international relations,public administration, government, political science, & other social sciences.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Supplies up-to-date bibliographic informationand research within the political science discipline and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.

Primary Korean Texts

  • DB of Korean classics   Kor/Eng/Chi/Jap service
    Provides sources translated into Korean which are written in Chinese.
  • The Annals of the Choson Dynasty (조선왕조실록, 朝鮮王朝實錄)   Kor/Eng/Chi/Jap service
    Provides sources translated into Korean which are written in Chinese.
    Provides sources with Korean tranlsation, Chinese texts, and original images.
  • Tripitaka Koreana knowlegebase (고려대장경 지식베이스)     Kor/Eng/Chi service
    Tripitaka Koreana, also known the Daejanggyeong, is "a synthesis of all of the Buddha's teachings," composed of three sections, called pitaka, thus the name Tripitaka (三藏). These three including the Sutra Pitaka, the Vinaya Pitaka, and the Abhidharma Pitaka.

Korean Government Resources

  • Nambuk Hoedam (남북회담, 南北會談)   Kor/Eng Service
    Provides records and minutes about the dialogues between South Korea and North Korea.

Images & Multimedia Databases

  • KoreaA2Z database  Korean service
    Provides a collection of full text databases on a variety of subjects including primary sources, reference resources, classical literature, newspapers and other books. It also includes Digital Culture Art Course (디지털문화강좌), VOD lectures including over 900 courses under 7 subjects for continuing education.

Databases in Korean (Non ASU Materials)


Articles Databases


  • Personal ID required
    Full-text scholarly articles mostly in Korean language for all disciplines
  • RISS
    Personal ID required
    RISS provides full-text scholarly articles for all disciplines. Mostly the articles are written in Korean.
  • KOSSDA (Korea Social Science Data Archive, 사회과학자료온라인 서비스) Kor/Eng service
    Provides research and statistical data in Social Science via Korea Foundation membership login (open to anyone)
  • National Digital Library (국가전자도서관)
    The largest information database for materials on pre-1950 Korea with particularly rich contents on the Japanese Occupation period. Old newspapers (pre-1945), official gazettes (1894-1910), periodicals (pre-1950), more than 1400 Korean academic journals, and the original images of Korean rare books and old maps are available online through more than 70 databases of eight Korean national libraries.
    Available library: the National Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관), the National Assembly Library (국회도서관), the Supreme Court Library (법원도서관), the KAIST Digital Science Library (한국과학기술원 과학도서관), the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (한국과학기술정보연구원), the Korea Education & Research Information Service (한국교육학술정보원), the Korea Agricultural Science Digital Library (농촌진흥청 농업과학도서관), and the Korea Knowledge Portal (국가지식포털).
    Limited functionality outside Korea.


Article Searching Portal Services

  • Kyobobook Scholar  교보 학술검색 Kor service
    Provides Korean articles searching service


Open Access Repositories of universities of South Korea: Researchers may find diverse academic artifacts including dissertation, thesis, conference presentations and others which are published in South Korea.


    219 Korean universities and academic institutions are participated in dCollection.
  • dSpace
    6 Korean universities and academic institutions are participated in dSpace: Seoul National University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Inha University, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resource, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affair, Korea Institute for Internatioal Economic Policy

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