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Oxford Bibliographies

Our library has arranged for a trial access to the Oxford Bibliographiess, a carefully selected set of authoritative research guides in a wide area of subject areas, including social sciences, humanities, area studies, history, religion and law. It is a great resource to start your search for good validated sources in a particular field.

Each subject area has a board of editors and expert contributors who have written on the subject. The list of research fields is updated regularly and forthcoming research fields are found at the bottom of the subject area’s main page.

For each research field, referred to as ‘articles’, there is a one page introduction with a list of titles providing General Overviews or General Studies of the subject chosen, plus a selection of Reference works and other Guides to Sources or Primary Data Sources. Depending on the field, there are extensive lists of collections, periodicals, compendia, translated works or other relevant sources. Have a look at the entries for ‘China Studies‘ or ‘Buddhism‘ for example, with subjects like Chinese Cinema or China’s One Child Policy, for example.

All recommended articles or books on every subject have a short four-line review and a nice option to save or download its citation to, for example, Endnote or Zotero. A second handy feature makes you ‘Find this resource’ at our own library, or through WorldCat or Google Books. Our link resolver SFX will take you automatically to the fulltext or to the printed copy, if we have it at our library.

To learn more, you are welcome to watch the guided tour for students or for faculty through ‘Take a Tour‘. Our trial to ‘Oxford Bibliographies’ will run until February 14.

February 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Digital National Security Archive

Our library has access to the large new database of Digital National Security Archives of the United States, which might be very useful to anyone interested in Chinese, Japanese or Korean politics.

The DNSA contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. The resource now includes 38 collections consisting of over 94,000 meticulously indexed documents with a total of 650,000 pages. Each of these collections covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.
Compiled by top scholars and experts, this archive includes glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs.

Search the archive by going to the search page of the Digital National Security Archive and filling in ‘China’ for example. One can refine by document type (i.e. Classified, Top Secret etc.) and add extra keywords.

Here is a list of all available collections, but especially interesting to us are the following:

December 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment


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