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IMF eLibrary data

We have a trial until the beginning of June to lots of data for you to work with: the IMF eLibrary data database, the eLibrary of the International Monetary Fund or IMF.

This database simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools.
IMF Data provides information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade, aid, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction and more.

IMF eLibrary is easy to use, you can build your own queries and run specified data reports: (quote) “Data Reports helps users to easily build reports and charts covering many common IMF data topics. Predetermined country, topic, and data sources are available through the dropdown menus in the Data Reports tool. Query Builder allows users to develop a customized data search by filtering across country, concepts, and database sources to generate a report” (unquote). Read more from the IMF’s brochure [in PDF] Explore the new IMF eLibrary.

Leiden University Libraries are having the IMF eLibrary data on trial until the beginning of June 2014. If you like this resource, please let us know! Drop us an email at the email address of the subject librarian of Middle Eastern Studies or the subject librarian of Chinastudies. Thanks!

April 16, 2014 at 8:08 am Leave a comment

Asian Studies E-Books Online

From today, Leiden University has full access to Brill’s Asian Studies ebook collection 2007-2012, part of Brill’s platform for ebooks and journals called Brill Online books and journals.
Leiden University has always had a strong focus on Asian studies, and Brill’s Asian ebooks cover this subject perfectly. Many of Brill’s recent academic works on China, Japan and Korea are part of this collection, and some well known earlier publications are incorporated too.
All fulltext and searchable publications are available for download (PDF): either from inside our university, or after logging in from home with ULCN name and password.

Searching is easy by using the search screen and then restricting by subject or time of publication; it is also possible to search for chapters in books.

Here is the full list of the Asian Studies E-Books Online through Brill :

Books to be found in this large collection include, for example, Erik Zürcher’s The Buddhist Conquest of China; Van Crevel’s Chinese Poetry in Times of Mind, Mayhem and Money; Kevin M. Doak’s A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan; and Remco Breuker’s Establishing a Pluralist Society in Medieval Korea, 918-1170.

December 17, 2012 at 9:20 am 2 comments

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

ProQuest dissertations and theses FULLTEXT

[update: Leiden University have had a trial to ProQuest in March 2012, but it has now been extended to the full version of the available fulltext of all dissertations and theses on ProQuest from September 2012!]
Leiden University not only has access to ProQuest’s dissertations and theses abstracts and index, but has now purchased the fulltext of the ProQuest dissertations and theses database (in easy downloadable PDFs).

There are about 2.9 million dissertations and master theses in the ProQuest database (90% from the US), most of the fulltext dissertations available are from 1997 and later.

Have a look by yourself through the following link: ProQuest dissertations and theses. Or have a look at some examples, like Chinese art; Chinese film; Japanese poetry; Korean literature, …

Try the advanced search screen if you already know what you are looking for. You can search for the dissertations of known universities there, too – (including Leiden) although most of the non-US dissertations sadly have only abstracts and no fulltext.

Of course these searches don’t often get you what you’d expect, or searching for something might not lead to quick results, but when you browse around for a while and try to restrict your search results by choosing a time period in the lower right corner or adding or distracting some keywords, results might improve considerably.

Dissertations and theses are available for PDF download. Enjoy this great source for research!

September 24, 2012 at 7:54 am Leave a comment

Korea in Leiden

This week will be a special one for Korea in Leiden: professor Remco Breuker will hold his inaugural lecture for Koreastudies, making North Korea very much the focus of all kinds of events this week.

Here’s an overview of this week’s programme:

  • On Wednesday, September 19, Dr. Geir Helgesen (NIAS) will hold a lecture entitled “A User’s Manual to North Korea” in De Waag, Aalmarkt 12, from 4:15 till 6:30 PM (IIAS reception to follow, entrance is free)
  • On Thursday, September 20, there will be a full day (closed) launch of the Leiden Initiative on North Korea (IIAS)
  • On Friday, September 21, prof. Remco Breuker will hold his inaugural lecture at 4 PM sharp in the Academiegebouw – if you would like to attend this lecture and ceremony, sign up through this link

Books on North Korea
Of course the East Asian Library will join in this week’s focus on North Korea ! We have put an interesting collection of our library’s books on North Korea on view in the reading room.

Movies on North Korea
Because the library has quite a large selection of films and documentaries on (North) Korea, we will show a selection inside the library this week. In the ‘movie corner’ of the library – from the entrance to the right – there will be an ongoing show every day (except Friday). Feel free to drop in and watch any time you like!

Here is this week’s programme of movies on North Korea:

  • Mon Sep 17 南部軍 Nambugun: North Korean Partisan in South Korea [film]
  • Tue Sep 18 천리마 축구단 the Game of their Lives [documentary]
  • Wed Sep 19 The road Taken [documentary]
  • Thursday September 20: evening movie: The Flower Girl. This great North Korean classic is showing from 4.15 PM. Entrance is free!

September 17, 2012 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

KRpia – Korean ebook database

KRpia is a large Korean language ebook database including many reference works like encyclopaedias, dictionaries, historical and archival resources, biographical sources and other reference materials related to Korean history, literature, civilization and medicine. (more…)

December 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

DBpia – Korean ejournal portal

DBpia 전체검색 (누리미디어) is a large collection of more than 1300 Korean fulltext journals covering the fields of humanities, education, literature, arts, social science, theology, economics, management, law, medicine, administration, and natural sciences. (more…)

December 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

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