East Asia Studies

Selected New Acquisitions on Korea in Korean Language

January- 2013

Korean E-Resources

   Many Korean electronic resources work best on Internet Explorer.

Korean Collection

The Korean Collection at Stanford University Libraries began September 2005. The collection supports research, teaching, and learning on Korea related topics at Stanford University. The current emphases of the collection are in social sciences, history, and literature.

Resources about/from Korea, which are owned by Stanford University Libraries, can be searched in SearchWorks.

History of Stanford East Asia Library in Print

The annual conferences of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) for this year has yet one more thing to celebrate: the first book dedicated to the history of East Asian libraries in North America. The book, titled Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America 1868-2008, is edited by Peter X. Zhou and published by AAS. It tells the stories of the historical development of 25 major East Asian libraries in North America over the past 140 years.

Upcoming Chinese database demos

Simon Shi from Superstar Digital Library (超星数字图书馆) will come to demonstrate some of the latest features of the Duxiu (读秀知识库) and Chinamaxx e-book databases and answer questions.

Location: East Asia Library, 4th floor Meyer Library
Date: February 9, 2010
Time: 12 - 1 pm

Chinamaxx is a full-text database of hundreds of thousands of books published in China since 1949 covering the social sciences and humanities, medical and biological sciences, engineering, and law among others.

Duxiu 读秀知识库

Grand Secretariat Archives 内閣大庫檔案

The Grand Secretariat Archives features documents originally collected by the Grand Secretariat of the Qing dynasty. The database allows keyword searching for responsible official, title, matter and document number. It includes full-text images of 310,000 documents dated from the Ming dynasty to the late Qing dynasty.
Note: This resource is only available on campus and cannot be accessed from off campus via proxy.

Connect to Grand Secretariat Archives

Group name: lib
UserID: sf001
Password: sfall2009

Yomiuri Shinbun Online (読売新聞)

Full-text and page images of the Yomiuri shinbun from Meiji 7 (1874) to Showa 35 (1960). Searchable by keyword, date, subject or type of article.

Connect to Yomiuri Shinbun Online

Note: Please e-mail Naomi Kotake or call (650) 725-3437 for user name and password.  Available only to the
Stanford academic community.

Help: Instructions for Using the Yomiuri Shinbun Online (PDF file)

Position: Korean Collection Student Assistant

The East Asia Library of Stanford University Libraries invites a student assistant who can perform, under the supervision of the Korean collection staff, various library tasks relating to the acquisition and cataloging of Korean resources. The student will be working 10 hours per week. A candidate with a long-term commitment to the job is highly preferred.

Major tasks are as follows. All necessary training will be provided.


Western-language Collection

Stanford's principal Western-language collection for Asian studies, housed in Green Library and SAL, emphasizes East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea), with only general coverage of Southeast Asia; the collection on South Asia (principally India and Pakistan), dormant since the early 1970s, was reactivated about 1995.

EAL Winter Closure Information

EAL Winter Closure Information
The EAL will be closed December 19 - January 3.
See the EAL hours page for intersession and winter closure details.

  • Click here to see SULAIR Winter close hours
  • Click here to report access or connection problem to databases
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