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East Asian Library Electronic Resources: Korean Databases

List of electronic databases available through the East Asian Library

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Chosŏn Ilbo = 조선일보 (朝鮮日報)

The Chosŏn Ilbo Archive is a full-text online newspaper starting from 1920 and includes over 2.6 million articles in Korean. An average of 6,000 pages are added each year. Licensed to Princeton University.

Chosŏn Wangjo Sillok = 조선왕조실록 (朝鮮王朝實錄) = Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty

Chosŏn Wangjo Sillok database is made freely available to the public by Kuksa Pyŏnch'an Wiwŏnhoe (National Institute of Korean History). It includes 28 different sets of chronological records, and each set covers one ruler's reign of Chosŏn Dynasty. Texts are available both in in classical Chinese and translations into Korean. Scanned images of original volumes are also available.

DBPia = 누리미디어 디비피아

DBPia is a full-text database of over two million articles from 2,000+ journals and periodicals published by academic and research institutes in South Korea. The database covers subjects such as business/economics, theology, education, sociology, theology, natural science, human science, linguistics, law/administration, etc. Licensed to Princeton University.

E-Article = 학술 교육원 이아티클

E-Article is a full-text database of 2,000+ journals and periodicals published by academic and research institutes in South Korea. The database covers subjects such as humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, medical science, pharmaceutics, agriculture, etc. Licensed to Princeton University.

History Culture Series = 진인진 역사문화시리즈

History Culture Series is a multimedia contents database dedicated to Korean history and culture. The database covers subjects such as archeology, Korean history, and art history in 17 titles. Licensed to Princeton University.

KINDS (Korean Integrated Newspaper Database System) = 기사통합검색 KINDS

KINDS is a one-stop search portal for newspaper articles published in South Korea. It provides article search for over 50 dailies in Korean from Seoul and other regions, and 2 English dailies. It also services images of old Korean newspapers dating from 1883 to 1963.

KISS (Korean Studies Information Service System) = 한국학술정보 학술 데이터베이스

KISS provides a database that has over one million full-text articles from 3,000+ journals and periodicals published by academic and research institutes in South Korea. The database covers subjects such as languages, history, philosophy, literature, education, sociology, business/economics, law, science, mathematics, agriculture, engineering, medical science, arts, physical education, etc. Licensed to Princeton University.

KoreaA2Z = 동방미디어 코리아 A to Z

KoreaA2Z is a database of 110 academic contents in general reference, journalism, history, geography, law, religion, philosophy, traditional culture, natural science, and oriental medicine. Licensed to Princeton University. Internet Explorer Required.

Korean History & Culture Research Database = 한국 역사·문화 조사자료 데이터베이스

Korean History & Culture Research Database is a database of excavation reports and provides a full-text articles in history, archeology, anthropology, literature, and folklore in 3,000 volumes from 76 orgarnizations. Licensed to Princeton University.

Korean History On-Line = 한국 역사 종합정보 시스템 (Han'guk Yŏksa Chonghap Chŏngbo Sisŭt'em)

Korean History On-Line provides a database of Korean history resources, freely available to the public by Han'guk Yŏksa Chonghap Chŏngbo Sentŏ. As of Feb. 2008, nineteen organizations are participating in the system in order to build the centralized historical database.

KRpia = 누리미디어 케이알피아

KRpia provides 100+ of reference contents in architecture, history, literature, folklore, art and culture, religion, classics, oriental medicine, etc. Licensed to Princeton University.

KSI e-book = 한국학술정보 전자책 (Books I & I)

KSI e-book provides 8,000+ full-text e-books in humanities, social sciences, natural and medical science, arts and physical education, etc. published by KSI (Korean Studies Information). Licensed to Princeton University.

Kyobo Scholar = 교보스콜라

Kyobo Scholar provides a database of 800+ journals and periodicals published by academic and research institutes in South Korea. The database covers subjects such as humanities, social studies, business/economics, engineering, medical science, etc. Licensed to Princeton University.

Kyŏngsŏng Ilbo = 경성일보 (Kyungsung Ilbo)

This is a scanned version of the Keijō Nippō (Kyŏngsŏng Ilbo, also spelled Kungsung Ilbo), a Japanese language newspaper published in Korea during the Occupation Period. Current content is from 1907 to 1935. Access is by date only; results are in pdf format.

LawnB = 로앤비

LawnB is a legal information service that provides a collection of South Korean legal materials on-line including law information, judicial precedent, administration data, laywer and law firm information, etc. Licensed to Princeton University.

Naver News Library = 네이버 뉴스 라이브러리

Naver News Library is a digital news archive service open to the public. The database Includes four newspapers: Kyŏnghyang Sinmun (京鄕新聞), Tonga Ilbo (東亞日報), Maeil Kyŏngje (每日經濟), Han'gyŏre Sinmun (한겨레신문). Full-text search by date, keyword, etc. is available and texts are provided in images and electronic texts

NDSL (National Digital Science Links) = 과학기술정보 통합서비스 = Kwahak Kisul Chŏngbo T'onghap Sŏbisŭ

NDSL (National Digital Science Links) provides a database of science and technology resources, freely available to the public by KISTI (Korea Institute of Science Technology Information). As of Mar. 2009, approximately 43 million academic articles are available for full-text access in four languages: 42 million in English, 514,000 in Chinese, 90,000 in Japanese, and 263,000 in Korean.

New Nonmun = 학지사 뉴논문

New Nonmun is a full-text database of 1,700+ journals and periodicals published by academic and research institutes in South Korea. The database covers subjects such as psychology, pedagogy, religious studies, engineering, and other subjects in humanities and social sciences. Licensed to Princeton University.

Northeast Asian History Network = 동북아 역사넷 = Tongbuga Yŏksa Net

Tongbuga Yŏksa Net provides academic publications on Northeast Asia published by Northeast Asian History Foundation. The database includes access to electronic journals including Journal of Northeast Asian History in English and other journals in Korean published by the Foundation.

RISS International

RISS International is an integrated database search of full-text journal databases (include KISS and DBPia) and provide links to those databases. It also services theses & dissertations held in more than 150 universities in South Korea, and over 7 million bibliographic records. Licensed to Princeton University.

Sŭngjŏngwŏn Ilgi = 승정원 일기 (The Daily Records of Royal Secretariat of Chosun Dynasty)

Sŭngjŏngwŏn Ilgi is an administrative reference to important court affairs recorded from King Injo to King Sunjong of Choson Dynasty (1623 to 1910). This on-line database covering dates from 1623 to 1903 includes  scans of original texts, texts in Classical Chinese, and translation into Korean. 

Yŏnhaengnok ch’onggan chŭngbop’an = 연행록총간 증보판 (燕行錄叢刊 增補版)

Yŏnhaengnok ch’onggan chŭngbop’an is a compilation of travelogues written by Korean envoys who traveled to China between 13th and 19th centuries. The database services original text images browsable by century, king, and author. Indexes and contents are in Hanmun (Classical Chinese). Click here for the list of included titles. Licensed to Princeton University.

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