Database: Du xiu 读秀
Trial Period: Present until April 30, 2009
Du xiu is a major product of the SuperStar Digital Library 超星数字图书馆 in Beijing. As representatives of SuperStar are visiting IU, we will hold a discussion session about >the database on Tuesday, March 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon in E174, Wells Library.
Resource Description: Du xiu is a huge content-based database composed of 600,000,000 full-text pages (full-text, books, articles, theses, web pages, newspapers) 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 图书馆文献传递中心 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 Du xiu, such as My library, Movie and Music searches, catalog searches, etc.
Database: E-Korean Studies
Trial Link: http://www.e-koreanstudies.com/
The trial period is extended to March 31, 2009. Please let me know your feedback by the end of March.
Resource Description: E-Korean Studies includes the following eleven databases of full-text journal articles and e-books: Koreanstudies Information Service System (KISS), KSI e-book, Electronic Journal Service DBpia, Knowledge Reference Service (KRpia), Digital Culture Art Course, KoreaA2Z, Kdatabase (a database of modern and contemporary Korean history), Kpjournal (a database of North Korea's academic science journals), Korean History & Culture Research Database, History Cultural Series, and LawnB Legal Information Service. The combined contents cover all academic disciplines.
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (New database since November 2008)
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, published by Charles Muller, is a compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temples, schools, persons, etc. that are found in East Asian Buddhist canonical sources.
We now have full-text access to articles of retrospective issues (1906-1993) of academic journals from the following series:
JapanKnowledge Plus NR
Due to a new pricing structure of the publisher, starting from April IUB's subscription of JapanKnowledge is upgraded to JapanKnowledge Plus NR. In addition to the databases, JapanKnowledge, Jitsu, and Rekishi Chimei Taikei, Nikkoku Online (日本国語大辞典, 2nd edition) will be added to the group.
You will find a new section, "歴史写真," after logging on to Kikuzo II (http://database.asahi.com/library2e/). This new section of "Historical Photo Archive," which contains photos from before the war and during the war, was added to the database in January 2009. We were informed that news from 1926-1946 will be added to Kikuzo II in the PDF format sometime in 2009. In spring 2010, news of the Meiji and Taisho periods will be added to Kikuzo II.
You can search for news from the regional versions of Asahi Shinbun from 1985 to the present, and here are the steps to follow:
Bei da shang ye ping lun 北大商业评论 = PKU business review
Mang zhong 芒种
Min jian gu shi xuan kan 民间故事选刊
Ou Ya xue kan 欧亚学刊 = Eurasian studies
Wen shi 文史
Zhongguo xue shu 中国学术
Zhonghua yi chan 中华遗产 = Chinese heritage
Nihon no ronten 日本の論点
Jendā shigakuジェンダー 史学 = Gender history
Japonisumu kenkyūジャポニスム研究 = Studies in Japonisme
Haengpok i katuhan jip 행복이 가득한집
Hanʾguk yŏsŏnghak 한국여성학
Kyŏngjehak yŏnʾgu 經濟學硏究
Seoul journal of Korean studies
Yŏnghwa yŏngu 영화연구
Yua kyoyuk yon'guk 유아교육연구
Please come to see the display Japanese Ceramics: Poetic Design outside Room E851 in the East Asian Collection. Please let me know if you want to do a display for your classes, and we can work on the details.
New East Asian Titles in IUB Libraries
A link to the "New East Asian Titles" (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=7548), was recently created. You are now able to view the newly cataloged Chinese, Japanese, and Korean titles from the webpage.
The Tables of Contents of Selected East Asian Journals
The scanned image files of East Asian Table of Contents of Selected Journals are now respectively posted at
Table of Contents of Selected Chinese Journals,
Table of Contents of Selected Japanese Journals, and
IUScholarWorks serves as a repository for the work of individual faculty members; it preserves, organizes, and makes freely available the works of IU scholars. Please let me know if you are interested in participating in the project.
Faculty Office VisitsToo tired to come to the Wells Library? A new service is designed for faculty members of East Asian studies at this beginning stage. Please email Wen-ling Liu (email@example.com) 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.
North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) Multi-Volume Grants
Thanks to strong support letters from Professor Michiko Suzuki, East Asian Languages & Cultures Department, and Dr. Moira Smith, Folklore and Ethnomusicology Bibliographer, we were granted to purchase Nihon warabeuta zenshū 日本わらべ歌全集 and Nihon no warabeuta 日本のわらべ歌 at 50 % level. The purchase of these two sets, songs and lyrics collected from forty-seven prefectures in Japan, will enhance our collection of Japanese folk music and songs, culture, literature, and education.