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A guide of the Resources available through the AsiaPortal
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NIAS Electronic Resource Guide

Welcome to the AsiaPortal Electronic Resources Guide! 

Here you find our databases and online journals.  

The databases are arranged according to geographical area covered, in the sections General Databases, East Asia and South and Southeast Asia.

Please note that for the licensed material  access is restricted to NIAS and NNC member institutions only, marked as follows:

 Icon= NNC Membership Required

Icon = Access only to NNC member institutions which are participating  the license (see the presentation of the database)

For additional information and guides on how to use the databases please click the Information icon (i). If you have problems accessing the guides under the information icon, please reload the page.

Please note:  NIAS (western) journals subscriptions have been cancelled from 2015 and we can now only give back access to a number of previous titles. We are working to re-adjust the list to present an up-to-date list of titles with back-access only.

General Databases

  • AccessAsia
    The world's clearing house for information on contemporary Asian affairs and policy-related issues. The project currently tracks over 3000 academic, government, and private-sector specialists on Asia making its findings available an online searchable database.
  • Anthropological Index Online (AIO)
    The Anthropological Index Online is the anthropological index to current anthropological periodicals in the Museum of Mankind Library (incorporating the former Royal Anthropological Institute library). The database is a regionally arranged subject and author index to periodicals received. Photocopies of articles indexed are available from the institute. New data is being added on a continuing basis and is available only online.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    ADB is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1966, its overarching goal is to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific. ADB engages in mostly public sector lending for development purposes in its developing member countries, it helps improve the quality of people’s lives by providing loans and technical assistance for a broad range of development activities. The ADB website contains free publications as well as data and statistics for the whole region and for individual countries.
  • The Asian Law Online
    Asian Law Online is a bibliographic database and is a service to assist students and scholars of Asian legal systems from Melbourne Law School. It contains a collection of English language materials on Asian laws available throughout the world and includes books, chapters in books, journal articles and theses. It does not include newspapers, magazines or unpublished articles.
  • Asian newspapers  Icon
    Via PressReader's collection you can read a number of Asian newspapers and magazines on the day they are published. The archives only goes back three months.

    In the new version PressReader it is possible to set your own account and customize the outlook of PressReader by choosing specific countries, newspapers and topics. You can also set up e-mail alerts.
  • BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)  
    BASE is a search engine especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

    BASE provides more than 40 million documents from more than 2,400 sources. You can access the full texts of about 75% of the indexed documents.
  • Directory of Open Access Repositories. Asian Repositories
    The OpenDOAR service provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world.
    OpenDOAR is primarily a service to enhance and support the academic and research activities of the global community. OpenDOAR maintains a comprehensive and authoritative list of institutional and subject-based repositories. It also encompasses archives set up by funding agencies like the National Institutes for Health in the USA or the Wellcome Trust in the UK and Europe.
    Typically OpenDOAR lists publication repositories, as this is the basis for most repositories. However, OpenDOAR also lists other types, for example of images or data-sets, particularly where these have metadata or documentation sufficient to make the material re-usable.
  • DOAJ - the Directory of Open Access Journals
    The Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Many journals are searchable at article level. The aim is to cover all subjects and languages.
    Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues.
    Eldis includes over 30,000 summaries and links to free full-text research and policy documents from over 8,000 publishers. Each document is editorially selected by members of the Eldis team.
    The documents are organised into collections according to key development themes and the country or region they relate to.
    Eldis is hosted by Institute of Development Studies in Sussex, but the service is delivered by a growing global network of organisations including IID in Bangladesh, CSDMS in India, Soul Beat Africa, and the National Library Service in Malawi.
  • FIRST (Facts on International Relations and Security Trends)
    Select a country and match it against one (or more) of the categories - categories include Military expenditure, Multilateral peace missions, Nuclear missile programs, Disarmament agreements, etc
  • International Monetary Fund, IMF - Country Information
    The IMF Country Page provides country-specific information for over 180 countries, including Press Releases, Letters of Intent and IMF disbursements and country repayments.
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was created in 1945 to help promote the health of the world economy. Headquartered in Washington DC, it is governed by and accountable to the governments of the 184 countries that make up its near-global membership.
  • IREON - The International Relations and Area Studies Gateway  
    The gateway offers bibliographic references, full-text documents and internationale treaties on
    - foreign and security policy
    - international cooperation and development policy
    - European politics and transatlantic relations
    - regional and country studies worldwide
    - foreign cultural policy
    - climate, environment, energy
  • OAPEN Library
    The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. The collection is created in cooperation with publishers and is quality controlled. It contains a number of titles focusing on Asia. The books are downloadable in pdf-format.
  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations
    OATD is a resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes over 1.5 million theses and dissertations.
  • OpenAIRE
    OpenAIRE, a three-year project, will establish the infrastructure for researchers to support them in complying with the EC OA pilot and the ERC Guidelines on Open Access. It will provide an extensive European Helpdesk System, based on a distributed network of national and regional liaison offices in 27 countries, to ensure localized help to researchers within their own context. It will build an OpenAIRE portal and e-Infrastructure for the repository networks and explore scientific data management services together with 5 disciplinary communities. It will also provide a repository facility for researchers who do not have access to an institutional or discipline-specific repository.

    OpenAIRE's search function enables you to search for publictions, data, projects, people, organizations and data sources.
  • University of California Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004
    UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.
    Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while more than 700 of the titles are available to the public (marked Public).
  • University of California eScholarship Repository
    eScholarship provides Open-Access scholarly publishing services to the University of California and delivers a dynamic research platform to scholars worldwide.
  • The Wilson Center Digital Archives
    "The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. It collects the research of three Wilson Center projects which focus on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation."

    The Themes section includes e g Chinese Foreign Policy Database, Modern Korean History Portal and Database on Inter-Korean Relations.
  • WiseSearch News  Icon
    In WiseSearch you can search for news items in sources in Chinese and English mainly from the Greater China region but also from the rest of the whole world including Asia, e g Bangkok Post, The Herald, The Nation, The Straits, Philippine Star, Daily Balochistan Express and South China Morning Post. Coverage period starts earliest 1998 but varies from source to source.
  • World Bank. Data
    At the World Bank, the Development Data Group coordinates statistical and data work and maintains a number of macro, financial and sector databases. These databases are used by teams to prepare Country Assistance Strategies, poverty assessments, research studies and other forms of economic and sector work. Working closely with the Bank’s regions and sectors, the group is guided by professional standards in the collection, compilation and dissemination of data to ensure that all data users can have confidence in the quality and integrity of the data produced.
    Much of the data comes from the statistical systems of member countries, and the quality of global data depends on how well these national systems perform.
  • World DataBank
    DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool from the World Bank that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them. Includes world development indicators.
  • World Bank: Documents & Reports
    The World Bank: Documents & Reports, previously known as World Development Sources (WDS), contains more than 14,000 World Bank documents which are made available to the public in order to better share the institution's knowledge base and to implement the disclosure policy. Browsing or searching provides access to the documents in both text and downloadable .pdf format. Paper copies can be ordered from the InfoShop. Most documents are also available in depository libraries around the world (in Sweden: Uppsala - The Dag Hammarskjöld Library).
    The types of documents you will find include:
    Country Economic & Sector Work: These provide in-depth background, strategic priorities, and direction for lending activities.
    Project Documents: When a loan is made, various documents are released to the public according to the stage in the project cycle.
    Research & Working Papers: Various working papers & informal series are provided here from departments around the Ban
  • World News Connection  Icon
    Contains over 1 million foreign newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts and datelines from news sources in Asia.

    Please note: Access for NIAS and University of Copenhagen only.

East Asia

  • Academic conferences in China (Wanfang Data)  
    In Chinese.
    The Academic Conferences in China contains full-text, abstract and other descriptive information of papers from national and international conferences held in China from 1986 onward. Our subscription includes conferences from the category Humanities & Social Sciences.

    This short presentation shows how to apply a filter to get only documents within our subscription with full text access in your search results list.

    Please read the information on authorized use of Wanfang databases
  • Airiti Library  Icon
    In Chinese.
    Airiti Library provides a comprehensive search function in : - Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS) - Chinese Electronic Periodical Services (CEPS ) - Chinese Electronic Theses and Dissertations Service (CETD) - Airiti eBooks (ABC).
    Airiti Library items can be ordered according to a credits system. Please contact for more information.
  • Asahi Shimbun (English)
    The English website of the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. News are kept and can be searched for one year.
  • Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo II Visual  
    In Japanese.
    Online newspaper database in Japan containing archives for Asahi shimbun (1945-) plus two weekly news magazines: Weekly Asahi och Aera. Asahi shimbun is one of the most important newspaper in Japan.
    - Full Text Database from 1985 to the present
    - Image Database of Post-WWⅡ Showa Period (1945-1989)
    - Who's Who Database
    - Historical Photo Archive
    - Image Database of Pre-war Showa Period
    - Image Database of Meiji and Taisho Era
    To login click on "Enter(SSL)".
    Always logout after using the database as the number of simultaneous users is limited to 2 persons.

    Available with support from Japan Foundation.
  • China Academic Journals (CAJ) & Century Journals Project (CJP)  
    In Chinese with English interface.
    China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CAJ) & Century Journals Project (CJP) together provide access to full-text and full-image interdisciplinary Chinese journals from 1915 to present. The content available to NNC members is from 4 sections:
    -Politics/military affairs/law,
    -Education/General social science,
    Recommended browser: Internet Explorer.
    As the number of concurrent users is limited, it is important to logout when finished using the database, in order not to block other users (or yourself) from logging in. You are correctly logged in if it says "niasdk LOGOUT" in red in the upper right corner of the screen. The system automatically logs you out after c. 15 minutes on inactivity.
  • China Articles on Demand - CAOD
    China Articles On Demand (CAOD) is a document delivery service of China Document Delivery Center (CDDC). It provides access to 14 million full-text articles from China. Users can use credit cards to pay and download a full-text article in pdf.
    Fast response and affordable price, supported by local article tracing.
    Flexible delivery choices: instant online delivery, fax, air mail or courier.
    NNC institutions have a discount.
  • China Local Gazetteers Database (post 1949) (Wanfang)  
    In Chinese
    China Local Gazetteers Database (post 1949) is a collection of Chinese local gazetteers published after 1949, covering provinces, cities, counties and townships of all regions of China. The local gazetteers provide information on economy, public finance, governance, public security, urban and rural development, agriculture, industry, transportation, business, natural science, social science, education, culture, sport and public health. Titles are added annually. You can search for content or browse the included books.

    For more information on Local Gazetteers, types and layout, research value and reference tools please go to Chinese Local Gasetteers@Duke

    Please read the information on authorized use of Wanfang databases

  • China Online Journals (Wanfang)  
    In Chinese.
    The collections of Humanities and Social Sciences journals
    features core journals in the fields from Chinese university journals.
    Coverage: From 1998 onwards.

    This short presentation shows how to apply a filter to get only documents within our subscription with full text access in your search results list.

    Please read the information on authorized use of Wanfang databases
  • China Statistical Yearbooks Database  
    In Chinese and English.
    The China statistical yearbooks with data from central, provincial and local level, all translated to English. Includes a data mining platform.
    The database is available in both an English and a Chinese versions. The Chinese version is generally updated faster than the English version. For the Chinese version please click here
  • Chinese Digital Archive 1966-1976
    The ANU Library holds a number of unique, and in some cases rare and fragile, collections in both print and microfilm relating to the Chinese Cultural Revolution period (1966-1976).

    The material initially selected for inclusion in this database was from the Cultural Revolution period, however additional materials from outside this period (which are relevant to the events of the Cultural Revolution) are also being included.

  • Chinese Historical Newspapers  Icon
    In English:
    Chinese Historical Newspapers database from Proquest includes 12 Chinese newspapers in English covering the period 1832-1953. The content is searchable and each publication's contents can be browsed.

    Titles included are:
    North China Herald (1850-1941)
    Canton Times (1919-1920)
    China Critic (1939-1946)
    The China Press (1925-1938)
    China Weekly Review (1917-1953)
    Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)
    Chinese Repository (1832-1851)
    Peking Daily News (1914-1917)
    Peking Gazette (1915-1917)
    Peking Leader (1918-1919
    Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)
    Shanghai Times (1914-1921)
  • Chinese Storytelling Database
    In English and Chinese.
    A comprehensive database for research on Chinese storytelling, including a research database with
    - oral performances of storytelling and drama on audio- and video-recordings
    - written documents with relevance to storytelling
    - photos and pictorial art with relevance to storytelling
    as well as background information upcoming conferences and a bibliography.
  • CiNii - Citation Information by National Institute of Informatics (Nii), Japan.  
    Mostly in Chinese with English interface.
    CiiNii incorporates a number of databases, providing search facilities for academic periodicals published by universities, academic societies etc, with citation links to 17 million articles of which 4 millions are in fulltext. If the fulltext is available there is a direct link to it.

    For articles which are not available in full-text via CiNii there is a bibliographic download function which simplifies ordering of article copies from the National Diet Library. NDL delivers articles copies against a fee, but registration as an institution is necessary. For more information please contact

    Made available with support from Japan Foundation.
  • CiNii Books  
    In Japanese with English interface.
    CiNii Books enables searching of information on books and journals that are held in university libraries in Japan.
    About 10 million titles held in 1200 university libraries (totaled over 100 million books), and about 1.5 million authors are included.

    - CiNii Books contains wide variety of books - recent books, classics, foreign books, CD, DVD, etc.
    - Users can check the list of libraries in Japan holding the books or journals they are searching for.
    - Directly linking to the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) page of university libraries from book or journal page enables users to search for the details such as whether it is available now.
    - If these full texts are provided in CiNii Articles, users can follow the link to the full text documents.

    Made available with support from Japan Foundation.
  • City University of Hong Kong Institutional Repository
    In Japanese with English interface.
    CityU Institutional Repository provides full-text access to articles, working papers, preprints, technical reports, conference papers and data sets in various digital formats. The repository is browsable and searchable by various categories.
  • maintained by Staatsbiblothek zu Berlin offers access to research information in East and Southeast Asian studies. The CrossAsia is a platform mainly for German users, with access to licensed databases, including the eGovernment Archive, for registered users only (and so not to NNC institutions).
    But at Crossasia you can also do simultaneous searches of in a large collection of free online full-text documents and in European CJK library catalogues. Monographs from the CJK collections of Staatsbiblothek zu Berlin can be borrowed via the Blauer Leihverkehr / Blue Loan Service.
    Crossasia also provides Online Guide East Asia (free resources) and the digital collections of the Staatsbibliothek.
  • DACHS - Digital Archive for Chinese Studies
    Your Chinese Internet Time-Machine.
    The DACHS website Writes Our aim is archiving and making accessible Internet resouces relevant for Chinese Studies, with special emphasis given on social and political discourse as reflected by articulations on the Chinese Internet. Contact DACH for individual login.
  • DBpia - Korea Academic Journal Online Service  Icon
    In Korean.
    DBpia is a multidisciplinary full-text database of journal articles published by major Korean research institutions. There are over 1990 journal titles and more than 1,9 million articles included. Also includes KRpia.

  • Digital Library from the Meiji Era
    Digital Library from the Meiji Era provides digital images of Japanese books and periodicals published after 1868.
  • Dissertations of China (Wanfang Data)  
    In Chinese.
    The Dissertations of China database includes Master's theses, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral dissertations from Chinese research institutions from 1980 onward. Our subscription includes the Humanities and Social Sciences category of theses. Our subscription covers the category Humanities and Social Sciences.

    This short presentation shows how to apply a filter to get only documents within our subscription with full text access in your search results list.

    Please read the information on authorized use of Wanfang databases
  • e-Asia Digital Library
    In English.
    E-Asia contains a variety of free material, mostly historical, in the form of e-books, maps, images,audios, movies and projects.
    The e-Asia project is funded by the University of Oregon Library through the generosity of Nissho Iwai. By building a collection of digitized e-books and a database of full text web resources, e-Asia strives to contribute to the research and scholarship of East Asia. While the e-Asia project is based largely on resources held at the University of Oregon Library, its purpose is neither to duplicate nor displace printed traditonal materials. Rather, by providing searchable full text, the digitalization efforts of e-Asia represent a new tool aimed at facilitating the information- gathering process.
  • EVOCS - European Virtual OPAC for Chinese Studies
    Use EVOCS to simultaneously search the holdings of major Sinological libraries in Europe.
  • Fudan University Dataverse Network  
    In Chinese
    Fudan University's social science data exchange and sharing platform includes both research results in the form of papers and articles as well as research data from different departments and institutions. There is also data from the Fudan Yangtze River Delta Social Transformation Survey which includes social data from the generation born in 1980-89 in Jiangsu,Zhejiang and Shanghai. External users will get access to the survey data from mid 2015. Not all the content is freely available. Individual registration is necessary.

    A detailed and useful guide is provided under the Information icon.
  • Gunsho Ruiju  Icon
    In Japanese
    The Gunsho Ruiji series is a major collection of manuscripts from ancient through to the end of the early modern periods compiled under categories covering history, literature, religion, language, customs, art, music, cultivated arts, education, morality, legal codes, politics, economy, society and many other subjects.

    The collection is a new addition to Japan Knowledge's Book collections and can also be found via the Japan Knowledge database.

    Available with support from Japan Foundation
  • Hong Kong University Thesis Online
    The Hong Kong University Theses Collection holds 16,787 titles of theses and dissertations submitted for higher degrees to the University of Hong Kong since 1941. The first recorded thesis was dated 1928, though all theses prior to 1941 were lost during the occupation of WWII. HKUTO includes works in the arts, humanities, education and the social, medical and natural sciences. Many of them deal entirely with or focus on subjects relating to Hong Kong. The collection is primarily in English, with some in English and Chinese, and others in Chinese only. Almost all HKU theses are included in HKUTO. Missing ones might be located in HKU departmental libraries. HKUTO now includes 14,831 fulltext electronic theses.
  • JAIRO - Japanese Institutional Repositories Online
    In English or Japanese.
    An electronic full-text archive of the intellectual outputs from Japanese universities and colleges. Resources include books, journal articles, theses or dissertations, departmental bulletin papers, presentations, learning material, research papers and conference papers. As of its service launch date 22 October 2008, JAIRO contains 540,000 contents from 84 institutional repositories in Japan.

    Please note: System maintenance in the period 17.00 28.11.2014- 9.00 1.12.2014 [Japan Standard Time]: Service unavailable.
  • Japan Center for Asian Historical Records
    In English and Japanese.
    JACAR is a digital database testifying to Japan's historical relations in Asia as well as elsewhere. This site provides access to official documents—dating from the Meiji era through 1945—of the Japanese Cabinet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the Army and Navy. In an effort to share history as it has been documented, JACAR's archives showcase the original records, including full images of the documents, all in digitized form, on an unprecedented scale.
  • Japan Times (current issues)  Icon
    The Japan Times is an English-language daily newspaper published in Japan since 1897. Older issues can be found under Japan Times Archives below.
  • Japan Times Archives  Icon
    The Japan Times is an English-language newspaper published by The Japan Times Ltd in Japan since 1897. Content includes news, opinions, features, entertainment and sports.
  • JapanKnowledge  
    In Japanese.
    Fully searchable and browsable databases including English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries, Encyclopedia Nipponica and Encyclopdeia of Japan, articles published in a weekly magazine Ekonomisuto, collection of Tōyō bunko series and other visual and sound databases. Also includes Jitsu - online kanji dictionary/reference tool for the meaning of the Chinese characters

    Please note 0900-1300 on Sunday, 29th May, 2016 (Japan Time) All JapanKnowledge Services will be down due to maintenance.

    Available with support from Japan Foundation
  • Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library Asian Resources Room: Japanese
    In Japanese with English interface.
    The National Diet Library (NDL) is the only national library in Japan.
    It provides a number of online services, among them information from the Diet and other parliaments such as Legal information and a fulltext database of the minutes of Diet session proceedings from 1947 and the Imperial Diet from 1988. But also Legislative information and the digital collections of NDL.
  • KRpia  Icon
    In Korean.
    Full-text databases including reference works and primary sources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and archival material on Korean history, literature, civilization and medicine.
    Also available via DBpia.
  • Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Library catalogue
    The Library of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquiteis in Stockholm is open researchers, students and the public two afternoons per week.
    The collection is focused on East Asian art, culture and archeology. The collection contains books in Western languages and Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
    Books can only be used in the reading room of the library.
  • Nanfang zhoumo (Southern Weekly)  Icon
    In Chinese.
    Nanfang Zhoumo or Southern Weekly, is a Chinese newspaper published by the Nanfang Daily group under the Guangdong Communist Party Committee.The paper was founded in 1984 and has its head office is in Guangzhou. Southern Weekly is considered the most outspoken of Chinese newspapers and has over the years been in several incidents with the authorities.

    The archives here provided as they are and are lacking issues, mainly all of 1993-1994 and January 2000 - July 2011, as well as single issues from other years. Apabi company are working on updating the contents.

    Access is restricted to 10 simultaneous users.
  • National Bureau of Statistics of PRC - Censuses
    In Chinese and English.
    Here you will find the Population Censuses from 2010 and 200 as well as economic, agricultural, industrial and other censuses freely available.
  • National Bureau of Statistics of PRC - National Data
    In Chinese and English
    Includes annual, quarterly and monthly data on national as well as regional level.
  • National Bureau of Statistics of PRC - Statistical yearbooks
    In Chinese and English.
    Freely available Statistical yearbooks from the National Bureau of Statistics from 1996 - the last available yearbooks.
  • National Central Library Gazette Online (Taiwan)
    In Chinese with interface in English.
    The Government Gazette as a collection of major national decrees & regulations. Its purpose is to archive original military & political measures, acts & proclamations, personnel assignments & removals, minutes of meetings, etc. that are of value to researchers of modern history. Since 1984, National Central Library has been indexing 19 major gazettes of central and local governments, including proclamations, regulations & laws, orders, notices, treaties, etc. in an online searchable database . National Central Library Gazette Online (NCLGO) contains over 60 gazettes published since 1912, of which 18 gazettes from ministries and commissions under the Executive Yuan have been integrated into Executive Yuan Gazette since January 2005. NCLGO helps users effectively obtain acts, regulations, and policies proclaimed by the government, and aids in the publicizing and prevalence of government information.
  • National Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations in Taiwan
    In Chinese and English.
    Freely available searchable database over theses and dissertation in the National Central Library of Taiwan. The collection contains the complete collection from 1998 and incomplete in the period 1956-1997. The aim is to provide open access full-text access to theses an dissertations from colleges and universities all over Taiwan.
  • National Population Census of China (CNKI)  Icon
    National population censuses are performed in China every ten years by the National Bureau of Statistics and the resulting data from national and regional levels represents a rich bank of social data.

    The population censuses were previously included in CNKI's China Statistical Yearbooks Database(CSYD), but have been tranferred to this new database of only population censuses. We here have access to the parts of the censuses previously included in CSYD.

    The last population census was the sixth national population census which was performed in 2010. Data from this census can also be freely accessed from the National Bureau of Statistics (See National Bureau of Statistics - censuses on this page).
  • National Social Science Database
    In Chinese.
    Database of the China Academy of Social Sciences. Provides free access to registered users to CASS' 79 core journals. Registration is free and you can register as individual user or as an institution.
  • Naver News Library  Icon
    In Korean.
    Provides a digital archive service for articles published between 1920 and 1999 from three major Korean newspapers as below.
    - Tonga ilbo 東亞日報 = Dong-A ilbo : 1920-1999
    - Hankyoreh Newspaper : 1988-
    - Kyŏnghyang sinmun 京鄕新聞 = Kyunghyang Shinmun : 1946-1999
    - Maeil kyŏngje sinmun 每日經濟新聞 = Maeil Business Newspaper : 1966-1999
  • Nikkei Telecom21  
    In Japanese and some English.
    Nikkei Telecom21 is a group of comprehensive business database services. The service consists of: News: Real-Time Nikkei newswire service (Japanese and English) Full Text Article Search: Nikkei’s 4 main newspapers and news (Japanese and English) Market & Economic Indicators: Stock Indices, exchange rates, bond pricing and other economic indicators (Japanese) Company Search: Company profiles and financial information (Japanese) Who’s Who Search: Personnel information in business (Japanese).

    Available with support from Japan Foundation.
  • Peking University Institutional Repository
    The interface is available in English and Chinese.
    The OA repository of Peking University provides access to 20257 items (2013-08-21), articles, conferences, theses and books.
    Subjects: Multidisciplinary; Ecology and Environment; Health and Medicine; Arts and Humanities General; Fine and Performing Arts; History and Archaeology; Language and Literature; Philosophy and Religion; Business and Economics; Law and Politics; Library and Information Science; Management and Planning.
  • Policies and Laws of China (Wanfang Data)  
    In Chinese.
    "Policies and Laws of China (PLOC)" provides information on Chinese jurisdiction, legislature, and business laws. The database holds over 583,000 records covering a range of Chinese policies, regulations and laws of both national and regional levels from 1949 onward.
    Main features of the database:
    - State laws and regulations, provincial and regional laws and regulations, policies from state ministries, administrative policies, international treaties and conventions.
    - Judicial cases and interpretation

    This short presentation shows how to apply a filter to get only documents within our subscription with full text access in your search results list.

    Please read the information on authorized use of Wanfang databases
  • Renmin ribao (People's Daily) 1946-2011  
    In Chinese.
    Fulltext-database with access to the Renmin Ribao (People's Daily) from 1946-2011.
    For downloading Adobe Acrobat version 4 is required.
  • Renmin ribao (People's Daily) 2012-  Icon
    In Chinese
    Continuation of Renmin ribao from 2012 onwards. Full-text search and download available.
    Access restricted to 10 simultaneous users.
  • Renmin University Institutional Repository
    In Chinese and English with English interface
    Renmin University's OA Repository, containing journal articles and conference papers
  • Statistics Japan
    Socio-economic statistics from the Statistics Bureau of Japan, including population census.
  • Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS)  Icon
    In Chinese and some English with English interface.
    Contains full-text articles from more than 900 Taiwan periodicals of different subject, mainly since 1991. English interface. Access to TEPS is partly financed by funding from the Chiang Chingkuo Foundation.
  • The Hyakugo Archives
    In Japanese with English interface.
    Toji Hyakugo Monjo refers to a collection of medieval Japanese documents originally preserved at Toji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The huge collection comprises nearly 25,000 documents spanning roughly 1,000 years, from the 8th to 18th centuries. The bulk of the collection dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.
    The collection is known as "Toji Hyakugo Monjo (lit. One hundred lidded boxes of documents)," because the documents have been preserved in 100 paulownia document storage boxes donated to Toji during the Edo period by Maeda Tsunanori, lord of the Kaga Domain.
    The writings are in kanji characters and kana syllabary, handwritten with brush and India ink on washi (Japanese paper).
  • The World and Japan database project
    "The World and Japan" database project consists of four under construction databases funded by grants-in-aid from Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (Monbukagakusho) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Nihongakujutsushinkoukai).
  • Yomidasu Rekishikan  
    In Japanese.
    Yomidasu Rekishikan is a Japanese newspaper database which includes more than 10 million articles from the newspaper Yomiuri Shinbun since the start of publication in 1874.
    It also contains a Contemporary Who's reference tool as well as a Glossary and Reference Handbook for users.
    Available through support from Japan Foundation

South & Southeast Asia

  • ASEANWeb Resources
    Provides statistics, documents, publications and fact sheets on ASEAN.
  • Balochistan Archives
    The website is an information portal on documents of historical significance for scholars, civil servants, and citizens interested in the history, culture, and politics of Balochistan Province, Pakistan.
    Currently Balochistan Archives hold more than 27,000 original files,
    5,000 rare books and manuscripts, and 300 rare maps pertaining to Balochistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Persian Gulf. These collections reveal the policies and practices of tribal management and frontier governance on the North West Frontier of India. In addition, the records of Balochistan Archives shed light on the conduct of British relations with Afghanistan, Iran, and the Persian Gulf and drawing of regional boundaries such as the Goldsmid Line (1872), Durand Line (1893), and Baloch-Afghan Boundary (1896). The website has a searchable catalogue of holdings, finding aids to the collections, and a digital collection of select books, manuscripts, maps, and genealogies.
  • Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
    Provides a wide range of socio-economic statistical data from Bangladesh.
  • Census of India
    The Indian Census is the most credible source of information on Demography (Population characteristics), Economic Activity, Literacy and Education, Housing & Household Amenities, Urbanisation, Fertility and Mortality, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Language, Religion, Migration, Disability and many other socio-cultural and demographic data since 1872. Census 2011 will be the 15th National Census of the Country. This is the only source of primary data in the village, town and ward level.
  • Central Bureau of Statistics - Nepal
    Provides socio-economic statistical data from Nepal
  • DevInfo India
    This database of official statistics originating from various Government of India ministries and departments will provide insight on various socio-economic concerns for the development of the country and its human capital. Users can access levels of disaggregated data at national, state, district and sub-district levels, and extract information to present the statistical measures of the indicators in the form of maps, graphs and tables using the intuitive built-in wizard.
  • Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka
    Provides a wide range of socio-economic data from the Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka
  • Digital South Asia Library
    The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users. This program builds upon a two-year pilot project funded by the Association of Research Libraries' Global Resources Program with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Participants in the Digital South Asia Library include leading U.S. universities, the Center for Research Libraries, the South Asia Microform Project, the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation, the Association for Asian Studies, the Library of Congress, the Asia Society, the British Library, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, MOZHI in India, the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in India, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya in Nepal, and other institutions in South Asia.
    In covers reference resources, images, maps, statistics, bibliographies and union lists, indexes, books and journals and other internet resources.
  • Malaycivilization
    TMA, acronym for Institute of the Malay World and Civilization, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), promotes multi-disciplinary research on the Malay world. To-date, writings, published and unpublished, on Malay World Studies are scattered in various forms and under a number of different fields of studies and disciplines. As the corpus of such knowledge increases and becomes more varied, one major challenge is to provide a fast and efficient information retrieval system to fulfill the needs and requirements of researchers and scholars in Malay World Studies. This portal is set up to broaden and deepen research on the Malay world studies.
  • Open Index Initiative: search engine for Indian social science literature
    The Open Index Initiative is maintained by staff of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Library. It provides free access to a searchable database of bibliographic references to social science literature and resources held in major Indian research Libraries. It includes references to journal articles, conference papers, working papers, research reports and theses. Most articles are taken from English language titles such as the Economic and Political Weekly. Articles date from the early 1990s onwards. Entries include titles but not the full text. Topics covered include Indian history, politics and economics. There is also coverage of anthropology, development studies, the politics of Gandhi, nuclear weapons policy, relations between India and Pakistan and the political situation in Kashmir.The site also has a union list of key social science and management journals held in Indian universities.
  • SARAI - South Asia Access Resource on the Internet
    A comprehensive resource collection for South Asian Studies
  • SASI - Southeast Asian Serials Index
    The Southeast Asian Serials Index (SASI) provides access to information on Southeast Asia through the indexing selected academic and current affairs journals published in a range of countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, United States and Australia. SASI is a joint project between Australia National University, KITLV Library and Monash University's Asia Institute.

    SASI's was developed from the Indonesian Serials Database established by Australia National University in 1995.

    Journals indexed include publications from several European Union countries, the United States and Australia. While there is still a strong focus on Indonesia, the index also contains information on several other Southeast Asian countries and Papua New Guinea.
  • Savifa, the information gateway for South Asia Studies
    Savifa offers a comprehensive access to professionally selected and annotated internet resources as well as other scientific information. It includes lists of e-journals, databases, a document server, digitized collections and more
  • SEAsite: Southeast Asia Picture Database
    Photos on many subjects from Southeast Asian countries
  • SocioEconomic Research Portal for the Philippines
    SERP-P or SocioEconomic Research Portal for the Philippines is an online electronic database of completed, ongoing and pipeline research studies related to economic development and policymaking in the Philippines. It links various socioeconomic studies implemented by various research institutions such as the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), government agencies and the academe. At present, only PIDS studies and selected studies of a few universities and research institutions are contained in the SERP-P.But the database will be regularly updated to include the studies of other institutions.All pertinent data from abstracts, authors, focus of study, geographical coverage, and availability can be found in the SERP-P. Most of all, researchers can leaf through some of the studies' full text.
  • South and South East Asian Art and Archaeology Index
    The ABIA Project The ABIA project is a global network of scholars co-operating on an annotated bibliographic database for publishers covering South and Southeast Asian art and archaeology. The project was launched in 1997 at the initiative of the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden, the Netherlands, in colloaboration with international scholars and Asian academic institutes. The project receives scientific support from UNESCO.
  • South and Southeast Asia Video Archive
    The South and Southeast Asia Video Archive presents an extensive bibliography of video tapes produced in Asia for an Asian audience.
  • South Asia Research Documentation Services 3 (SARDS3)
    SARDS3 is an electronic database containing bibliographic references to South Asia research articles published in journals, collective volumes, conference proceedings, Festschriften, etc. SARDS3 is a joint undertaking of the Indological Chairs at the Universities of Bonn, Halle, Munich and the management of the University Library Halle. It aims at the retrospective filling of identifiable bibliographic gaps in the previous version SARDS2 (publications between 1797 and 2000). The focus of SARDS3 is on the humanities and social sciences. To date, over 93,000 citations are electronically searchable, covering the period from 1797 until 2000.
  • Statistics Indonesia
    Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS-Statistics Indonesia), previously Central Bureao of Statistics, collects and provides statistical data for Indonesia with a responsibility to provide data to the Indonesian government and public.
    The data presented comprises of periodic information on structure and growth of economy, social change, and development. The data may be derived from BPS's own researches and surveys as well as from other government department as secondary data.
  • Thai Manuscripts online
    Gives an overview of digital collections of Thai and Tai manuscripts and rare books.

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