Information on the CrossAsia Search

The CrossAsia search aims at a comprehensive, integrated access to all materials we can offer users from printed monograph (via the Blauer Leihverkehr / Blue Loan Service) to electronic (full)text documents either subscribed by CrossAsia or freely available on the internet.


The CrossAsia Search provides three hit lists:

  • CrossAsia: searching 100+ million data sets and listing hits with exact character matches,
  • CrossAsia (CJK): searching the same set but listing hits with character variants (i.e. you may enter traditional Chinese characters and also find hits with modern Japanese abbreviations), and
  • Extended Search: offering hits with exact character matches from an extended search space including bibliographical data of other relevant collections and libraries.

Please also take note of the list of databases accessible in CrossAsia. Up to now, integration into the CrossAsia search routine of all data bases is work in progress.

CrossAsia Search - integrated resources

(updated: September 2021)

Name of Database or Catalogue Monographs and Periodicals, by title Title Data (non-monograph materials, esp scholarly journal articles, book chapters in edited volumes etc.)
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Printed and electronic holdings of the East Asia Department (OPAC) in all languages and writings)
Area Studies : China and Southeast Asia (Adam Matthews Digital)
Area Studies : Japan (Adam Matthews Digital)
Airiti: eBooks = 華藝中文電子書
Airiti: Conference proceedings = 會議論文 yes
Airiti: Chinese Electronic Theses & Dissertations (CETD) = 碩士博士論文 yes
Airiti: Taiwan Electronic Periodicals (TEPS) = 期刊文章 yes
Apabi 法典 = Apabi eBooks collection
Apabi 电子图书 = Apabi eBooks collection
Apabi 工具书 = China reference books collection
Apabi 民国期刊 = Chinese Republican Journals
Apabi 天一阁藏书 = Imperial examination records from the Tianyige Museum
Apabi 中国年鉴资源全文数据库 = Apabi yearbooks
Apabi 中医古籍库 = Ancient Books of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Brill eBooks = (Asian Studies 2007- )
China Academic Journals (bis inklusive 2019) yes
China, America and the Pacific (Adam Matthew Digital) yes
China and the Modern World = Missionary, sinology and literary periodicals, 1817-1949 (Gale) yes
China and the Modern World = Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China (1854–1949) (Gale)
Chinamaxx EBook Library
China Reference Works Online (CNKI)
China : Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 (Adam Matthew Digital) yes
CNKI - Chinese Master Theses & Dissertations (2000-2019)
CNKI - Conference Proceedings (2000-2019) yes
CNKI - Monographic Series (2013-2019) yes
大成老旧刊全文数据库 = Dacheng Old Periodicals database
道藏辑要 = Daozang jiyao (雕龍 Diaolong)
DBpia yes
敦煌史料 = Dunhuang shiliao (雕龍 Diaolong)
Duxiu = 读秀 (Beispielseiten zu StaBi-Bestand)
Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980 (Adam Matthew Digital) yes
Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952 (Adam Matthew Digital) yes
KISS = Koreanstudies Information Service System yes
Meiji Japan - Edward S Morse (1838-1925) collection (Adam Matthew Digital)
民國圖書數據庫 = Early Twentieth Century Book in China, 1911-1949
Mobilizing East Asia Online (1931-1954) (Journals and Books)
National Palace Museum periodicals (via Airiti) yes
皮书数据库 (Pishu books & articles) yes
清代史料 = Qingdai shiliao (雕龍 Diaolong)
Scripta Sinica = 漢籍全文資料庫 (授權範圍)
四部叢刊 = Sibu congkan (雕龍 Diaolong)
四部备要 = Sibu beiyao (here as 續四部叢刊; 雕龍 Diaolong)
Wanfang China online journals (Articles 1987-2017) yes
Wanfang Dissertations of China (1979-2011)
Wanfang Policies and Laws of China (early 20th c. - 2012) yes
晚清期刊、民国时期期刊全文数据库 = 1833-1949 Chinese Periodical Full-text Databases
Western Books on China
續修四庫全書 = Xuxiu Siku Quanshu (雕龍 Diaolong)
正統道藏 = Zhengtong Daozang (雕龍 Diaolong)
中國地方誌 = Zhongguo difang zhi, 一集 und 續集 (雕龍 Diaolong)
中國基本古籍庫 = Database of Chinese classic ancient books
中国文史资料集粹 yes
中国学术典藏图书库 = Digital Collection on China Studies (CNKI eBooks) yes
South Asia Catalogue (University Library and SAI, Heidelberg) yes
BASE, one of the world's search engines, especially for academic and scholarly documents on the internet that are freely accessible under Open Access yes yes
Center for Research Libraries, Ressources for ILL, electronic Ressources yes
CiNii articles: 日本の論文をさがす yes
CText: The Chinese Text Project, a web-based e-text system designed to present ancient Chinese texts yes
CUHK Digital Repository (The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library: Collections of Chinese Medicine Texts, Chinese Rare Book, Daoist Texts, David Hawkes, Sheng XuanHai, Land Deeds, Postbills of Cantonese Opera, United College Oracle Bones, Chinese Women and Hong Kong Christianity: An Oral History Archive, Cultural Revolution in Images: Caricature-Posters from Guangzhou 1966-1977) yes
Digital libraries (NDL Digital Library, Aozora Bunko, Japan) yes
Duxiu = 读秀中文学术搜索 (图书检索) yes
JapanKnowledge yes
National Licenses Monographs yes
National Licenses Journals yes yes
OLC Asia and North Africa (Bibliography of Articles on Asia and North Africa) yes yes
OLC East and Southeast Asia (Bibliography of Articles on East and South-East Asia) yes yes
Online Guide East Asia, Internet ressources relevant to Asian studies yes yes
Patron-Driven-Acquisition Index, acquisition request titles (two Chinese and one Indian book dealers; National Diet Library OPAC and Zassaku-Catalogue, Japan; catalogue of the National Library of Korea) yes yes
ProQuest Dissertations yes