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Spring workshops start on 2/25!

The East Asia Library is once again offering a series of workshops on Chinese, Japanese and Korean resources throughout the Spring. 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.

2/25 Introducing Chinese Reference Resources: Chinese Reference Book Database 中国工具书资源全文数据库, Duxiu 读秀, and Guji tushu jicheng 古今图书集成

Instructor: Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Time and Place: 4:30 –5:30 pm, SML 207

Reference resources are always your first stop to start a research. This session will show you three important online Chinese reference resources that are available in the East Asia Library:

Chinese Reference Book Database 中国工具书资源全文数据库, a new database that includes essential Chinese reference titles such as Hanyu da cidian 汉语大词典, Ci hai 辞海 and Zhongguo dabaike quanshu 中国大百科全书, etc.
Duxiu 读秀, also known as Chinese Google Scholar, a huge content-based database consisting of 600,000,000 full text pages, with very flexible searches (full-text, books, articles, theses, web pages, newspapers). It is currently on trial till 5/31/2010.
Gujin tushu jicheng 古今图书集成, a major Chinese encyclopedia which is now available online.

3/23 Introducing eKorean Studies Databases & Internet Resources

Instructor: Youngaie Kim, Visiting Korean Studies Librarian
Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

Korean collections at Yale are strong in humanities and have substantial holdings in history, literature, language, folklore, religion, arts, films etc. In addition, the East Asia Library has subscribed to a considerable number of Korean databases. This session will introduce to you the most essential eKorean DB, as well as internet resources that are useful for study and research on Korea.

4/8 Know before You Go: Conducting Research in Japan

Instructor: Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for the Japanese Collection
Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

Are you planning to travel to Japan for your research this summer? This session will show you things you need to know before heading to Japan. It includes:

- Obtaining materials without going to Japan.
- Preparations before you go to Japan.
- Locating archival materials in Japan.
- and more!

Any faculty and students planning a research trip to Japan this summer (or farther out) are welcomed for the purpose of exchanging information about using a range of libraries and research facilities in Japan.