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Chinese Reference Book Database (on trial)

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new database, Chinese Reference Book Database 中国工具书资源全文数据库 , is available for trial now through Nov.1, 2009.

About the Chinese Reference Book Database:

The Chinese Reference Book Database contains full-text articles and pictures from nearly 2000 authoritative Chinese reference books, including Ci Hai 辞海 and Han Yu Da Ci Dian 汉语大词典. It consists of almost all types of reference books, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies and indexes, to name a few. The Chinese Reference Book Database allows users to search both texts and pictures, and view original pages using the “翻阅原书” function from the printed version. Please note that it may take a while to download the file when you use the “翻阅原书” function. IE recommended.

Access information:

The Chinese Reference Book Database is available at http://reference.apabi.com/overseas for the trial. Please note that the trial is IP restricted and only available to all computers in the Yale network.

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu).