An information retrieval and document delivery service center for scholars, researchers and students who seek information related to China or Chinese studies. At this center, library users can conduct subject-based searches of electronic databases currently on the World Wide Web. They can also request full-text Chinese journal articles or information delivery from this Center which has access to collection resources in The University of Pittsburgh, Peking University and Shanghai Jiaotong University in China, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Fu Ssu-nien Library of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. This is a new global information service aimed at providing fast information to library users of Chinese studies.
The MARKUS text analysis and reading platform is a multi-faceted tool that allows users to access a range of online reference tools while reading texts in literary Chinese, and/or to tag and extract any kind of information of interest to them. In addition to names already present in China Biographical Database and China Historical GIS, users can tag words or expressions by uploading their own lists or by using the keyword help tools--Hilde de Weerdt. [webmaster: You will need Google Chrome to upload your text onto the MARKUS platform. Once uploaded, I found the character recognition of names, places, etc. not so easy to use, but once highlighted, the tool is remarkable for its glosses of the term.]