The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that Apabi Chinese Reference Book Database is now available to the Yale community. You can find it from our Chinese database list (http://databases.library.yale.edu:8331/V?func=find-db-1-locate&mode=locate&F-WRD=subcat_IntlAreaStudies_Chinese&restricted=all)
The Apabi Chinese Reference Book Database 中国工具书资源全文数据库 contains full-text articles and pictures from hundreds of authoritative Chinese reference books. Currently, we have acquired 157 titles (319 volumes), including 汉语大词典, 辞海, 中国大百科全书, 佛教大辞典, 道藏书目提要, 中国古代科技史论文索引, 现代汉语大词典, etc. For a complete listing, please go to http://www.library.yale.edu/eastasian/quicktools/databases/Apabi_reference_list.pdf. The database also allows you to view scanned pages of the print edition. To use the “翻阅原书” function, please download Apabi e-book reader (http://www.idoican.com.cn/Reader/UnicodeReaderSetup.exe) first. IE recommended.