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)
Indexes to articles on Asia. Subjects include Asian anthropology and sociology, arts, biography, economics, education, history, literature, philosophy and religion, politics and government, science and technology.
Note: No full-text
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Proquest Central (formerly Proquest 5000)
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)  
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.
Note: No full-text
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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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Factiva provides news, commentary, pictures, company information and stock quotes. It contains more than 8,000 overseas and Australian newspaper and newswire publications.
For Australian news sources, the Fairfax publications archive includes The Sydney Morning Herald 1986+, Australian Financial Review 1987+, BRW 1989+, and the News Limited archive includes The Australian 1996+.
Chinese characters can be used to search Chinese language newspapers.

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15 concurrent users only. Also use Proquest Newsstand databases for international & recent Australian news coverage.
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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,) Global Industry Reports, Australia Specialized Industry Reports.
Industry Risk Ratings tab: Australia Business Environment Profiles Australian content
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Company, Industry, and Country information.
Content is produced by an internal team of analysts, drawing on primary and secondary research and prepared under an established methodology that’s been tried and tested over 10 years.

New Premium Analytical Tools: Company Report Generator, Financial Deals Tracker, Investment Tracker and Company Prospector. How-to videos
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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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WARC: World Advertising Research Centre
Case Studies that reveal campaign strategies, Topics & Trends – articles and best practice guides, in-depth reports on major brand owners, News & Opinion – conference reports from all key events influencing the market world, major news & industry trends ,Forecast & Data – comprehensive historic & forecast advertising expenditure data with global media cost data.
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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
Covers world history (1450 to the present), excluding America.
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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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Proquest Newsstand databases
Search a wide range of international and Australian newspapers in ANZ Newsstand, Canadian Newsstand, and Proquest Newsstand. ANZ Newsstand covers Australian and New Zealand newspapers published by Fairfax Australia and News Ltd, AAP newswires and ABC transcripts.
Key titles included: The Age (1/9/1996 - ), The Australian (2001- ), Canberra Times (21/5/2007 -), Courier Mail (Feb 2001 -), Sun Herald (1/9/1996 - ), Sunday Age (1/9/1996 - ), The Sydney Morning Herald (1/8/1996). Content list.
Use Factiva for access to ANZ titles prior to these dates. Australian content
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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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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
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Contains Arts &Humanities Citation Index from 1975., Science Citation Index Expanded 1900- and Social Sciences Citation Index 1956-
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Training (YouTube)
Westlaw China
Accessible by staff and currently enrolled students only
Westlaw China's Chinese online legal database contains 35 legal topics, more than 630,000 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. The database also contains more than 320,000 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. It is updated daily.

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