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  • Over 2000 titles are included in the Chinese ebooks and eReference databases. The introductory guide with the Viewer information can be accessed from the main page top right corner "Help" link. When at the Apabi site, you will see two buttons: the Online Browse 在线阅读 will allow you to read the book online, and the Borrow 借阅 will let you check-out/download the book for a maximum of 2 weeks. A checked-out book has more functionalities than browsing the same book online. You need to have the Apabi Reader here to read checked-out books. Due to copyright restrictions, direct printing is not available for Apabi ebooks. To activate copy-and-paste mode, click on the cursor icon next to the hand icon in the toolbar. Check-out download takes a few moments, and navigation may be slow for the first few minutes. Note that annotations you make in a book are computer specific. You can also download Apabi Reader for other electronic devices here.

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  • Full-text electronic versions of Chinese academic periodicals in Series F: Literature/History/Philosophy (1915- ) and Series G: Politics/Military Affairs/Law (2005- ). Except for those journals in the Century Journal Project, most journal coverage is limited to the above subscription starting year to present. Please note that searches may retrieve articles outside KU's full-text coverage which you will not be able to download. Please use Interlibrary Loan service to request these materials. To access the English interface to the database, please click here. Technical Requirements: full text may be downloaded using Acrobat Reader with Simplified Chinese font pack for Adobe Acrobat Reader (please click here). Users can access China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database (CDFD), China Masters' Theses Full-text Database (CMFD), China Core Newspaper database (CCND), and China Proceedings of Conference full text database (CPFD) for cross-searching at CAJ full-text database site.

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  • Chinalawinfo.com is a Chinese language legal information database covering laws and regulations, cases, and law journals from the People's Republic of China. "In the database you could find all the laws and administrative regulations, ministerial rules, judicial interpretations of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, judgments, local regulations and rules, Chinese-foreign treaties and pacts, economic statutes of Hong Kong and Taiwan, legal documentations, as well as the protocols of China's accession to the WTO and the annexes thereof, reports of the Working Committee, Chinese and English texts of the legal documents of the WTO and the amendments to Chinese laws and regulations after China's accession to the WTO." For the English language version, please click here. The English version does not include all of the content from the Chinese language version, but the coverage is very extensive. System requirements: Internet Explorer browser.

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  • Full-text Chinese e-books and reprint journals covering a variety of subject areas published since 1900 with the majority after 1949. The database has an access to "Duxiu," a meta search engine with limited access to full-text of Chinese e-books, periodicals, dissertation/thesis, and patents. Please note that Duxiu searches may bring up contents outside KU's full-text coverage which you will not be able to download. Please use Interlibrary Loan service to request these materials. Technical Requirements: This database is compatible with PCs and IE browser only. Page image and its full text (with provided OCR tool to convert image to text) can be printed one page at a time. Simple and Advanced Search methods are provided, all searches use Simplified Chinese characters. Users Guide can be found online with English and Chinese user interfaces. KU collection has over 1100 volumes in 2009 new selections will be added twice a year.

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  • Ming shi lu is the collective name for the official annals of the emperors of Ming China (1368-1644). Each shi-lu is the account of one emperor's reign and was compiled after the emperor's death from a number of sources created during his reign. The entire collection is available as a full-text searchable database.

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  • DuXiu is a Chinese database with a discovery search system of more than 3 million Chinese bibliographic entries and 2 million scholarly resources in all subjects and formats (books, journal articles, newspapers, theses, conference proceedings, videos, and webpages).

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  • CHANT is an on-going project of collections of all Chinese ancient texts, containing 6 databases: 1. Oracular Inscriptions on Tortoise Shells and Bones (Jiaguwen); 2. Excavated Wood/Bamboo and Silk Scripts (Zhu jian bo shu); 3. Database of Bronze Inscriptions (Jin wen); 4. Database of Traditional Chinese Texts: Xian Qin Liang Han (pre-220AD); 5. Database of Traditional Chinese Texts of Weijin, Northern and Southern Dynasties (220-589AD); and 6. Database of the Entire Body of Extant Chinese Encyclopedias (Leishu). Click on "For IP User Only" to access.

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  • The Scripta Sinica is one of the largest Chinese full text databases which encompass all core materials of Chinese history and Chinese classics. The database has been compiled since 1984, by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Please click on 授權使用 (Authorized users) to access the source.

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  • This is the online version of the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. It is a full-text database with original images, including advertisements, searchable and printable both in text format and in PDF format. Adobe Reader 8 is recommended. People's Daily editorials deal with such subjects as politics and culture, communist theory and philosophy, and Marxist and social economics. To see current issues, please click here. Note: this database can only be properly viewed by Internet Explorer. When using other browsers such as Firefox or Chrome, some of the Chinese characters may not be displayed correctly.

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  • Currently Siku Quanshu is only available on campus, or with a KU IP address (beginning with 129.237). Siku Quanshu is the largest Chinese encyclopedia, compiled during the Qing dynasty (1773-1782) under Emperor Qianlong. This full-text and full image version of the Wenyuange edition, produced and developed by Digital Heritage Publishing Ltd., Hong Kong, contains 3460 titles in over 4000 volumes with more than 800 million characters. To access to Siku Quanshu you must first download the Siku Quanshu Client Reader (Siku Reader). Note: this database can only be properly viewed by Internet Explorer. When using other browsers such as Firefox or Chrome, some of the Chinese characters may not be displayed correctly.

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  • The Yŏnhaengnok Collection is a collection of travelogues recorded by Korean envoys who traveled to China during the Koryŏ and Chosŏn dynasties from the 12th century to the 19th century.  Users can browse travel records by time period, king, and author.  It is multi-languages searchable full-text including classical Korean and Chinese.

    User's manual found here: http://guides.lib.ku.edu/loader.php?type=d&id=1080864

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