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EAL Fall workshops start on 9/30!

The East Asia Library is once again offering a series of workshops on both Chinese and Japanese resources throughout the Fall. We will introduce you to databases and resources that are useful for finding full-text journal and newspaper articles, authoritative data, archives, and classical texts. Please come to join us and learn more about it! For more information, please contact Tang Li (email: tang.li@yale.edu; tel.: 203-432-1794), the East Asia Library’s Public Services Librarian.

9/30 Finding Full-Text Journal Articles: Chinese Academic Journals, Wanfang China Online Journals, and More!

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, Bass L06

Do you know that the East Asia Library owns a number of Chinese databases that include full-text journal articles? This session will show you all the resources, such as Chinese Academic Journals and Wanfang China Online Journals, to name a few! This will be particularly helpful to those do research for their senior essays.

10/7 Chinese Archives @ Yale: Online Databases, Microfilms, Reprints, and More!

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, Bass L06

Archives play a key role in conducting a research on Chinese history. This session will introduce you to a newly acquired database The Grand Secretariat Archives 內閣大庫檔案, which features approximately 310,000 documents originally collected by the Grand Secretariat of the Qing dynasty. In addition, we will give you an overview of the reproductions from Chinese archives in our collections, including microfilms, reprints, and other formats.

10/9 Japanese Database Clinic

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

Electronic resources for Japanese studies offer useful tools for tracking down journals articles, newspapers, statistics and visual images. Yale also has excellent databases for searching obscure Japanese terms, places names, author names and techniques to search most effectively. This workshop will introduce to these tools, orient users to the landscape of Japanese electronic materials, and help participants find the resources that fit their research needs.

The session will alter depending on participants requests, but some of databases most we will likely discuss are: JapanKnowledge (including Nihon Koten Daijiten, Nihon Chimei Rekishi Taikei, Jitsu and Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan), Zasshi Kiji Sakuin (both NDL and Koseisha), Factiva, Kikuzo II Visual and Yomiuri Shinbun Online. If needed, we will introduce tools to obtain Japanese resources from Japan which are not held in any universities in the North America. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to the session.

10/28 Getting Authoritative Data about China: China Data Online and China INFOBANK

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, Bass L06

Data has become increasingly important for conducting a research, and finding authoritative data can be difficult. This session will introduce you to two major online China data resources: China Data Online and China INFOBANK. China Data Online provides access to economic statistics, census data, county statistics, and more from 1949 to present. China INFOBANK provides access to statistics, business reports, economic news, and legal regulations from contemporary China.

11/5 Online resources for Chinese Classical Texts

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

Are you looking for Chinese classical texts for your coursework and research? This session will introduce you to a number of databases and resources that can help you to locate full-text Chinese classical texts, including the Siku Quanshu 四庫全書, Scripta Sinica 漢藉電子文獻, and more!