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Information on the CrossAsia Search

The CrossAsia search  is designed to provide integrated access to different types of materials within one query, such as a monograph (via the Blauer Leihverkehr / Blue Loan Service), as well as an electronic (full)text document.

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 ressources

(updated: October 2017)

Name of Data Base 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 holdings (electronically accessible, in all languages and writings)
Apabi 法典 = 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
China Academic Journals (continually updated) yes
China Reference Works Online (CNKI)
Chinamaxx EBook Library
大成老旧刊全文数据库 = Dacheng Old Periodicals database
雕龍--中國日本古籍全文檢索資料庫 = Diaolong (Siku Quanshu, Xuxiu Siku Quanshu, Daozang Jiyao, Qingdai Shiliao)
華藝中文電子書 = airitiBooks
Wanfang China online journals (continually updated) yes
Wanfang Dissertations of China
Wanfang New Local Gazetteers = 万方新方志 yes
Wanfang Policies and laws of China 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
中國基本古籍庫 = Database of Chinese classic ancient books
中国文史资料集粹 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
Digital libraries (NDL Digital Library, Aozora Bunko, Japan) 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) yes yes