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Newsletter XVII September 2011

Welcome to the 2011 fall semester! Now is a good time to recommend print and electronic titles for your courses and researches at Acquisitions Request . If you have any ideas or comments related to the Collection, feel free to contact Wen-ling Liu.

Please visit the East Asian Collection web page at where you will find library information and resources related to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies.

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Fall 2011 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.

    Tuesday, October 4, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Wells Library, Room W302 (West Tower, 3rd floor)

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

    Tuesday, October 18, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, Wells Library, Room W302 (3rd floor, West Tower of the Wells Library)

  • 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, 聞蔵 II, and JapanKnowledge+.

    Friday, October 21, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, Wells Library, Room W302 (West Tower, 3rd 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.

    Thursday, October 27, 12 noon - 1:00 pm, Wells Library, Room W302 (West Tower, 3rd 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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  • Brill E-Books Collection
  • It contains 239 titles related to Asian studies and 11 journal titles related to China, all published since 2007. Please go to either or to start your searches.

  • Chinese E-Books -- Apabi Digital Library DB = Apabi 数字资源平台
  • We have now 290 titles of Apabi Chinese e-books, including 49 titles of Chinese e-reference books complementing the Chinese collection. For Chinese e-books:

    For Chinese e-references:

    • On the main page
    • Click on 工具书库
    • Next to 检索 (highlighted in green), click on按书浏览
    • The link should take you to the browse page for all reference eBooks that Indiana University has subscribed to.

  • Japanese E-books
  • Here is the procedure:

    1. Go to Ebsco eBook Collection
    2. Click "Advanced Search," which is right under the search box.
    3. Go to the lower right corner. Scroll down to select "Japanese" in the "Language" box. Click on "Search."
    4. You will then see a list of fifty Japanese titles.

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  • Access to Siku Quanshu 四庫全書
  • Please go to "How to log in" and follow the off-campus access guidelines. It is a one-time-only installation, and here are the steps to follow:

    1. Click on
    2. Click "Download" in the box "Client Center: Get Citrix Receiver, plug-ins and more" on the left-hand side.
    3. Under "Download Citrix Receiver today," go to "for Desktops," click on "Windows."
    4. 4. Click "Download" right beneath "For Web Access."

    After the installation, you can go to Si Ku Quan Shu 文淵閣四庫全書 under Chinese Studies – Electronic Databases at and click on it. The Citrix server will lead you to the database. You will see a purple "Login" sign in the toolbar. Open it, and select "IP Login" to access the database.

  • Access to Naver News Library
  • Naver News Libraryhttp:// digital archive service for articles published between 1920 and 1999 from the following three Korean newspapers:

    • Tonga ilbo 東亞日報: 1920-1999
    • Kyŏnghyang sinmun 京鄕新聞: 1946-1999
    • Maeil kyŏngje sinmun 每日經濟新聞: 1966-1999

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Four Treasures One Four Treasures Two

Currently on exhibit, right next to Room E851, Wells Library, is Four Treasures for the Room of Studies: Paper, Inkstones, Brush, and Inksticks 文房四寶. 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

  • Collection Shift on the 8th floor
  • Currently, we are in the process of shifting the 8th floor collection on the east side. The space behind the elevators will be cleared. So the books with call number J's (Political Science) will be gradually moved from behind the elevators to beyond the elevators. After the shift is done in spring 2012, University Information Technology Services will use the space behind the elevators to establish a usability lab.

    There are, at present, desks put in the area behind the elevators on the west side of the floor for student use because there are electrical outlets along the wall of that area.

  • Upcoming Move of Kent Cooper Room Newspapers and Periodicals
  • The Kent Cooper Room newspapers and periodicals will be relocated to the Reference Room on the first floor, Wells Library in early 2012. At present, currently subscribed newspapers and periodicals are shelved in the Government Information and Kent Cooper Services, 2nd floor of the East Tower, Wells Library.

    In preparation for the partnership with Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (OVPUE), approximately 238,000 items will be moved from the Government Information and Kent Cooper Services to house the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL). The materials being moved, either to the Wells Library stacks or to ALF, include some microfilms related to East Asian studies and the majority of government publications from East Asia.

  • Full-Text Searches of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean books in the HathiTrust Digital Library and Google Books
  • Please try searches of full-text Chinese, Japanese, and Korean titles in the HathiTrust Digital Library and Google Books. Even though the number of full-text books is limited because of copyright issues, you can read online many books published between the late 19th century and the 1st decade of the 20th century.

  • Faculty Office Visits
  • This service targets to 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.

  • UITS Training Information
  • For quick coverage of some of IU's key IT services and concepts, be sure to check out the UITS online tutorials and new UITS training site.
    Questions? Contact UITS IT Training. (812) 855-7383;

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