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Newsletter XVIII August 2012

Welcome to the 2012 fall semester!

Please visit the East Asian Collection webpage where you will find library information and resources related to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies. If you have any ideas or comments related to the Collection, feel free to contact Wen-ling Liu (

Library Instruction | Database
Displays | Latest News and Services

Fall 2012 Library Instruction

  • Orientation Session for the East Asian Collection: This is for users who are new to the IUB East Asian Collection. This session introduces resources and services related to East Asian studies on the Bloomington campus.

    Wednesday, September 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wells Library, Room E252 (East Tower, 2nd floor)

  • Featuring Electronic Resources in Korean Studies: This is an introduction session to demonstrate how to access and search the databases included in E-Korean Studies, DBpia, and KRpia.

    Friday, September 14, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wells Library, Room E252 (East Tower, 2nd floor)

  • Exploring Electronic Resources in Chinese Studies: This session introduces electronic databases and Internet resources available for research in Chinese studies with focus on Duxiu 读秀, China Data Online, Scripta Sinica, and databases associated with China Academic Journals.

    Monday, September 17, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wells Library, Room E252 (East Tower, 2nd floor)

  • Accessing Electronic Resources in Japanese Studies: This session introduces electronic databases and Internet resources available for research in Japanese Studies with focus on Japanese e-books, Asahi Shinbun Kikuzo II , and JapanKnowledge+.

    Friday, September 21, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wells Library, Room E252 (East Tower, 2nd floor)

To register, please go to "IUB Libraries Workshops ". Scroll down the page to find the sessions you wish to attend, then enter your name, department, and email address in the form at the bottom of this page. Call the Reference Department at (812) 855-8028 or send email to if you have any questions.

In addition to the above sessions, we offer individual sessions and tours. Special sessions are available to faculty members and graduate students who would like to include in-class instructions for the courses they are teaching.

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New Database

Duxiu 读秀is a huge content-based database composed of 1,000,000,000 full-text pages (full-text, books, articles, theses, web pages, newspapers) and over 3,300,000 titles with very flexible searches. Using the book-title filter, one can read a limited number of pages directly on-line, and in many cases you can email to yourself 50 pages or 1/5th of a book, whichever is less, once per week by clicking on 图书馆文献传递. Within 3 to 5 minutes a link will be sent to your email box, and by clicking that link, you can read the text online, and print it out (6 pages at a time). Make sure to look in your junk-mail folder, for we have experienced on occasion that a link was sent there. Please experiment with the many other useful features and functions in Duxiu, such as My library, Movie and Music searches, catalog searches, etc.

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New Purchases

Dai Nihon bukkyō zensho 大日本佛教全書, 161 volumes = Complete Buddhist Works of Japan. 

Qing dai shi wen ji hui bian 清代詩文集彙編, 800 volumes = Collected Literary Works from the Qing Dynasty

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Modern Pottery in Japan Facial Make-ups in Opera

Currently on display on the 8th floor are Facial Make-ups in Opera, in front of the elevator, and Modern Pottery in Japan, right next to Room E851. Please let me know if you want to set up a display for your classes or if you have recommendations for a specific topic. We can work on the details.

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Latest News and Services in the Library

  • Library Area Studies Department on Facebook
  • The Area Studies Department, Wells Library, is now on Facebook!  Here is the URL for our page You will find photos of our staff and activities, as well as links to special collection websites.   We will continuously update our page with announcements for new resources and events.

    Please like us and stay tuned…

  • Newspapers and Periodicals

    At present, currently subscribed newspapers and periodicals are shelved in the Reference Reading Room on the first floor, East Tower, Wells Library.

  • Government Information, Maps and Microform Services (GIMMS)

    In addition to government information, maps, and microform materials, the second floor of the East Tower is the new location of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (OVPUE), which is currently under final renovation.

  • Faculty Office Visits

    This service targets faculty members in East Asian studies. Please email Wen-ling Liu [] to schedule a library consultation in your office. I can come over on Fridays to demonstrate new library databases and services related to East Asian studies.

  • IUScholarWorks Repository

    The Library continues to promote the development of IUScholarWorks, which serves as a repository for the work of individual faculty members. It preserves, organizes, and makes available the works of IU scholars. We will resolve the copyright issues for you. Please let me know if you are interested in participating in the project.

    More information on the IUScholarWorks Services can be found in the following blog: