Chinese Studies Databases (in English language)

on International Bibliographys

For a subject overview: Chinese Studies Subject Guide

See also Chinese Language Databases

Key English language databases for Chinese Studies  
BAS : Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971-present)
References to scholarly research published in mainly western languages, on all parts of Asia, and on the overseas Asian communities elsewhere in the world. BAS aims to cover the humanities, social sciences, architecture and those natural sciences that have strong human components, such as medicine, public health, geology and the environment.
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Proquest Central
A major full-text database covering humanities, social sciences, education, health and medical, science and technology and business and management.
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Expanded Academic ASAP via Thomson Gale
Contains indexes,abstracts and some full-text of journal articles. Topics covered include humanities, communication studies, social science, science and technology, women's studies, sociology, environment and public affairs.
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Project Muse
Provides access to over 300 peer-reviewed humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.
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Full-text of a wide range of journals, including major Asian Studies titles. Does not include the current five years of issues.
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More English language databases useful for Chinese Studies (A-Z)  
Newspapers & Current Affairs see News Services databases  
ABI Inform via ProQuest
Bibliographic references and abstracts, with partial text provision, to journal articles covering business, industry and management. Journals indexed include Asiaweek, Asian Affairs, Asian Folklore Studies, Asian Philosophy, Asian Survey, Far Eastern Economic Review, Film Review, Japan Echo, Japan Quarterly.)
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APA-FT: Australian Public Affairs Full Text (1978-present)
Contains APAIS: Australian Public Affairs Information Service, which indexes articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities. It also includes full-text articles 1994/1995 -, from the top 200 journals indexed. Australian content
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Archives Unbound: 19th Century English-Language Journals from the Far East
This collection provides researchers with six rare English-language journals, five of which were founded by Western missionaries in the Far East in the 19th century, covering a wide range of topics such as East-West communication, Christianity in China and other parts of Asia, and China’s political, economic, and cultural landscape.
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Cambridge Companions Online
Cambridge Companions are lively introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods. Each provides a systematic critical account of, its topic, eg. Plato, Stravinsky, Jewish American Literature.
Access to Cambridge Companions in Literature and Classics, and the Cambridge Companions in Philosophy, Religion and Culture, and Companions in Music.
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China: Culture and Society via Adam Matthews
Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929), this resource makes available extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library's Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. In addition, China: Culture and Society features a host of secondary resources.
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China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 via Adam Matthews
With manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, students are given an incredible insight into the changes wrought upon China during this period.
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Current Contents Connect via ISI Web of Science
Provides access to the table of contents of journals together with complete bibliographic information about each article.
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Dissertation and Theses Full Text via ProQuest (full-text 1997-present)
An authoritative source for doctoral dissertations and master's theses, particularly North American theses.

Note: Very large files; may be slow to download off-campus.
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Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980 (Archives Direct) via Adam Matthews
The complete British Foreign Office Files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in this period. Eye-witness accounts and detailed reports on life in China, 1949-1976. In depth analysis of the Communist Revolution and all the major figures. Material on the Korean War, the Cold War, US relations and the Cultural Revolution.
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Major provider of Australian & global industry market research. Access to four modules -
Industry Market Research tab: Australia Industry Reports (ANZSIC,) Australia Specialized Industry Reports, Global Industry Reports.
Industry Risk Ratings tab: Australia Business Environment Profiles Australian content
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Passport (Euromonitor)
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Global market research database, providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide.
Use Firefox, Chrome or Safari as your browser, as Internet Explorer 7 & 8 is not supported, and higher versions of IE are not supported on Windows touch-screen devices. Accessing Passport from mobile devices is also not currently supported.
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Informit Online
Contains more than 84 Australian databases inlcuding some Asian resources.
Some full-text articles available. Australian content
Historical Abstracts
Indexes worldwide historical research (1450 - present). Excludes North America - use America: History and Life).
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MLA: Modern Languages Association International Bibliography via Ebsco
Bibiographic references to scholarly works, literature, linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism in Chinese, English and other languages.
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PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service via Proquest
Bibliographic index to journal articles, government documents, reports, books, yearbooks on contemporary social, economic and political issues, social sciences, business and public policy. International geographic coverage. Some full-text articles available.
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Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus via Ebsco
Leading Australasian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books, including The Australian Financial Review (2/5/2014 - present), and Choice. Also includes biographies, an image collection of over 500,000 photographs.
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Scopus is a large multidisciplinary database covering published material in the humanities and sciences. It also provides citation analysis of authors and subject areas.
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SocINDEX with Full Text via Ebsco (1908 - present)
Comprehensive coverage of sociology and related fields. Full text of key journals from 1908, abstracts from 1895, books and conference papers, author profiles.
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Sociological Abstracts via Proquest
Bibliographic references and abstracts to literature of sociology and the related social sciences. Source material from over 30 languages. Some full-text articles available.
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Web of Science Core Collections via Thomson ISI
Contains Arts &Humanities Citation Index from 1975., Science Citation Index Expanded 1900- and Social Sciences Citation Index 1956-
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Westlaw China
Accessible by staff and currently enrolled students only
Contains laws and regulations promulgated by Chinese government agencies at both the central level and the level of province, municipality directly under the Central Government, and autonomous region since 1949. It also includes cases sourced from the Supreme People’s Court and local courts in 31 provinces, municipalities directly under the Central Government and autonomous regions, as well as special courts such as maritime courts. Updated daily.

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