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A-Z databases C-D

This page lists the databases available at SOAS, with titles beginning with the letters C-D; for other databases use the letter navigation on the left or go to the A-Z database homepage

On-campus access is automatic for most databases; and many can be accessed off-campus using your SOAS id and password (the same as you use for SOAS e-mail and computers). Off-campus access is only available to SOAS students and staff; and is available only where there is a link for 'off-campus use'.

If you need help with any of the databases you can:

  • Ask at the Library Enquiry Desk (Ground floor/Level E), Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
  • E-mail electronic@soas.ac.uk  
  • Phone 020 7898 4146
TitleDescriptionLinks
Cambridge Books Online
Access to 250+ e-books from Cambridge University Press  On-campus use

Off-campus use
Cambridge Histories Online
Cambridge Histories Online (CHO) provides access to the complete Cambridge Histories series, and some titles in the New Cambridge Histories series, comprising 270 volumes in all, published since 1960 and covering over 15 different disciplines.  
Cambridge Histories Online
URL

On-campus: http://universitypublishingonline.org/cambridge/histories/
Off-campus: http://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://universitypublishingonline.org/cambridge/histories/

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Username and password

Not required on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text e-books

Description

Cambridge Histories Online (CHO) provides access to the complete Cambridge Histories series, and some titles in the New Cambridge Histories series, comprising 270 volumes in all, published since 1960 and covering over 15 different disciplines. 


Users can search and browse content. Users can also personalise the interface, save searches and track their most recent searches. They can create “workspaces” and bookmarks for their own material, and export citations.

Dates covered

Publication dates range from the 1960s to the New Cambridge History of Islam (2010).

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Users may access, search and view individual chapters for personal use only. Print, copy and download permissions may vary from volume to volume depending on the sensitivity and rights available for the content. Unless otherwise stated in the Terms of Use, users may make copies, printed or otherwise, of one chapter or up to 5% of the pages from each CHO title, whichever is the greater.
Citations can be exported

Software requirements

Acrobat Reader software needed to view the e-books. Acrobat software installed on most computers in SOAS. If you are off-site, visit the Adobe website for a free download.

Further assistance

http://histories.cambridge.org/uid=1203/pages/faq

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Cambridge Journals Online
Access to over 200 scholarly journals, with bibliographic information and abstracts. Also provides full-text access, free-of-charge, where SOAS subscribes to the journal. 
Cambridge Journals Online
URL


On-campus: http://journals.cambridge.org/
Off-campus: http://shibboleth.cambridge.org/CJOShibb2/index

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

User name and password

Not required on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text, only for journals subscribed to by SOAS.

Description

Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) provides access to over 200 journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Full text access is only available for titles subscribed to by SOAS, around 25 titles.

Dates covered

Varies according to journal, earliest 1997 and latest current year.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

E-mail, print and download available.

Software requirements

Acrobat Reader software needed to view full text PDF articles. Acrobat software installed on most computers in SOAS. If you are off-site, visit the Adobe website for a free download.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Casetrack
Access to full text judgments from the Court of Appeal and the High Court of England and Wales; as well as selected judgments from the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice 
Casetrack
Access

Available only to SOAS law staff and students. On-site and off-site access with a username and password available on request.

Username and password

Available on request from Gerry Power gp11@soas.ac.uk tel. 0207 898 4155, or from Electronic Services electronic@soas.ac.uk

Description

A legal database which Provides access to full text judgments from the Court of Appeal (Civil and Criminal Divisions) and the High Court of England and Wales . Provides Court of Appeal decisions from 1996 to present; all divisions of the High Court from July 1998 to present; searchable links to the House of Lords and Privy Council judgments from 1996 to present; and selected judgments from the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. New transcripts are added every day.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download and print are available.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Census data - United Kingdom
UK census data 
Census data - United Kingdom
Access

Access is only available to SOAS staff and students and requires a SOAS id and password to login on or off-campus.

Description

Census.ac.uk is the web portal for the ESRC Census Programme. The Programme makes available census data from the UK censuses conducted in 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011. 

Further Information

Census guides

On-campus use

Off-campus use
China Academic Journals (CAJ) 中国期刊全文数据库
Full-text access to over 1,000 Chinese language journals; in the subscribed series: Literature/History/Philosophy (F), Politics/Military affairs/Law (G), Education/Social Sciences (H) and Economics (J).  
China Academic Journals (CAJ) 中国期刊全文数据库
URL

On-campus: http://oversea.cnki.net/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://oversea.cnki.net/ 

Access

Access is limited to 3 users at a time. Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text is available to subscribed content. A small percentage of the articles are images which can be converted to text-based articles by using the OCR button. Bibliographic citations are available free of charge for the entire CNKI database.

Description

The database, with English language interface, provides full-text access to Chinese journals, many of which include English abstracts.

Over 15 million articles from approximately 1,200 journals within the four subscribed series which are: Literature/History/Philosophy (F), Politics/Military affairs/Law (G), Education/Social Sciences (H) and Economics (J).

Dates covered:

Date rang varies according to title (most are retrospectively covered).

Download/e-mail/print /reference software

Download, e-mail and print are available. Citations can be exported to End Note or Ref Works software.

Search tip

The best result is gained by searching with terms in simplified Chinese.

Special requirements

All articles are available in PDF format so you will need Acrobat Reader version 5.X or higher with simplified Chinese font, or alternatively download CAJ Viewer to view or download the articles.

Please use Microsoft IE to input Chinese characters and choose a GB or Unicode encoded font.

More information

Additional information is readily available by clicking on the link to the CAJ Bibliographic Database, 'Librarians Corner,' or other parts of this page.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
China Doctoral/Masters Dissertations (CDMD) 中国博士/ 硕士学位论文全文数据库
Masters theses (1999-2012) and doctoral dissertations (2000-2012). 
China Doctoral/Masters Dissertations (CDMD) 中国博士/ 硕士学位论文全文数据库
URL

On-campus: http://oversea.cnki.net

Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://oversea.cnki.net

Access
Access is limited to 3 users at a time. Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication
Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Full-text or bibliographic
Full-text is available to subscribed content. A small percentage of the articles are images which can be converted to text-based articles by using the OCR button. Bibliographic citations are available free of charge for the entire CNKI database.

Description
The database, with English language interface, provides full-text access to Chinese journals, many of which include English abstracts.

Over 15 million articles from approximately 1,200 journals within the four subscribed series which are: Literature/History/Philosophy (F), Politics/Military affairs/Law (G), Education/Social Sciences (H) and Economics (J).

Dates covered:
From 2000 onwards.

Download/e-mail/print /reference software

Download, e-mail and print are available. Citations can be exported to End Note or Ref Works software.

Search tip

The best result is gained by searching with terms in Chinese.

Special requirements

All articles are available in PDF format so you will need Acrobat Reader version 5.X or higher with simplified Chinese font, or alternatively download CAJ Viewer to view or download the articles.

Please use Microsoft IE to input Chinese characters and choose a GB or Unicode encoded font.

More information

Additional information is readily available by clicking on the link to the CAJ Bibliographic Database, 'Librarians Corner,' or other parts of this page.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
China Maxx (中文集献)
China Maxx is the European mirror site of Superstar Digital Library (超星数字图书馆). It is a full-text database of e-books purchased from China. Titles such as: 四库全书存目, 四库禁毁书丛刊,四库未收书刊辑 totalled 2,000 volumes,  are in the database. Four early twenty century periodicals such as 新青年 & 妇女杂志,are also included. Important Chinese culture and historical data, such as上海市文史资料,山东省文史资料 &  北京文史资料 in 1, 700 volumes together with over 200 volumes ebooks have been  purchased. 
China Maxx (中文集献)
URL

On-campus: http://www.chinamaxx.net/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.chinamaxx.net/

Access

Description

China Maxx is the European mirror site of Superstar Digital Library (超星数字图书馆). It is a full-text database of e-books purchased from China. Titles such as: 四库全书存目, 四库禁毁书丛刊,四库未收书刊辑 totalled 2,000 volumes,  are in the database. Four early twenty century periodicals such as 新青年 & 妇女杂志,are also included. Important Chinese culture and historical data, such as上海市文史资料,山东省文史资料 &  北京文史资料 in 1, 700 volumes together with over 200 volumes ebooks have been  purchased.

Currently the ebooks in this database are limited. They are organised into subject folders. They are searchable .

Technical Requirements

Internet Explorer required.
Simplified Chinese GB code

On-campus use

Off-campus use
China Statistical Data Online 中国数据在线
Online access to the following databases for statistical data on China: Monthly Statistics, National Statistics, Provincial Statistics, City Statistics, County Statistics, Monthly Industrial Data, Yearly Industrial Data, Statistics on Maps, Statistical Yearbooks (Provincial, City and National). Census data.  On-campus use

Off-campus use
China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980
Based upon manuscript sources from SOAS Library Special Collections and and the British Library, this database provides access to a variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from 1793 to 1980.  On-campus use

Off-campus use
Chinese Studies Online (COS) 万方数据
Includes access to: China Online Journals (COJ)(Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences); Dissertations of China (DOC)(Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences); Policies and Laws of China (PLOC) 
Chinese Studies Online (COS) 万方数据
URL

On-campus: http://www.wanfangdata.com/chinese_studies/advanced_search.asp
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.wanfangdata.com/chinese_studies/advanced_search.asp

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students. Access is limited to one user at a time.

Username and password

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password

Username and password

Not required.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text.

Description

The Chinese Studies Online (CSO) is a package as well as a platform that enables searching multiple resources in one click. It focuses on a broad collection of Chinese studies materials. Among this package:

1. China Online Journals (COJ)(Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences)

Provides cover-to-cover display journals, allowing readers to browse each journal in the same manner as with print copies; covers from 1997 & update weekly.

Focuses on core journals that are highly recommended by librarians. Among them:

  • Arts/Humanities: (491 titles)
  • Law/politics: (440 titles)
  • Social Sciences: (660 titles)
  • Business/economics:(612 titles)
2. Dissertations of China (DOC)(Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences)

Holds over 850,000 records of full-text, or abstracts and other descriptive information of Masters, Doctoral, and Post-doctoral dissertations from KEY Chinese research institutions from 1986 onward.

3. Policies and Laws of China (PLOC)

Provides valuable information on Chinese jurisdiction, legislature, and business laws.

Holds 168,194 records covering a comprehensive range of full-text Chinese policies, laws and regulations of both national and regional levels from 1949 onward.

Download/e-mail/print /reference software

Download, e-mail and print are available.

Search tip

The best result is gained by searching with terms in simplified Chinese.

Special requirements
  • It uses OCR-based PDF as its sole format.
  • Please use Microsoft IE to input Chinese characters and choose a GB or Unicode encoded.
On-campus use

Off-campus use
Chinese Theses and Dissertations Services (Taiwan) 中文電子學位論文服務
Taiwanese Theses and dissertations database. 
Chinese Theses and Dissertations Services (Taiwan) 中文電子學位論文服務

Chinese Theses and Dissertations Services (Taiwan) 中文電子學位論文服務

URL

On-campus: http://www.cetd.com.tw/ec/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.cetd.com.tw/ec/

Access
Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication
Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Full-text or bibliographic
Full-text is available to subscribed content.

Description
Consists of theses and dissertations information from Taiwan higher education institutions after 2004.  At present, this database contains theses and dissertations mainly from Taiwan universities, including National Taiwan University, National Taipei University of Technology, Tapei National University of the Arts, National Tsing Hua University and National Taiwan Normal University,
with over 27,000 bibliographic citations and 16,500 theses in full text.  Subject coverage includes humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, applied sciences, medicine and life sciences.

Download/e-mail/print /reference software
Download, e-mail and print are available.

Search tip
The best result is gained by searching with terms in traditional Chinese.

Special requirements
All articles are available in PDF format so you will need Acrobat Reader version 5.X

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Chosun Ilbo Archive 조선일보 아카이브
Newspaper database for Chosun Ilbo. 
Chosun Ilbo Archive 조선일보 아카이브
URL

On-campus: http://srchdb1.chosun.com/pdf/i_archive/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://srchdb1.chosun.com/pdf/i_archive/

Also accessible through KISS on/off-campus.

Access
Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication
Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Full-text or bibliographic
Full-text.

Description
Newspaper database for Chosun Ilbo.

Dates covered
1920 to the present date.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software
Download/print available.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
CiNii [サイニィ] = NII論文情報ナビゲータ
Provides bibliographical citations of Japanese scholarly journals published in Japan.  
CiNii [サイニィ] = NII論文情報ナビゲータ
URL On-campus: 

http://ci.nii.ac.jp/

URL Off-campus:

https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://http://ci.nii.ac.jp/ 

Access:  

unlimited.

Authentication: 

Available to all Library users on-campus and SOAS staff & students off-campus.

Username and password: 

SOAS id and password required for off-campus use - SOAS staff & students only.

Full-text or bibliographic: 

Over 15 million bibliographic records including approx. 4 million full-texts

Description: 

Provides bibliographical citations of Japanese scholarly journals published in Japan. Covers full range of disciplines. Contains non-Japanese articles.

User guide: 

http://ci.nii.ac.jp/info/ja/articles/quickguide.html

Download/email/print /reference software:      

Download (PDF)/print

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Communication and Mass Media Complete
Indexing for over 1000 journals, with 300+ in full-text; covering communication, mass media, and other related fields. 
Communication and Mass Media Complete
URL

On-campus
Off-campus

Access

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Description

Part of EBSCOhost, Communication and Mass Media Complete offer indexing and abstracts for more than more than 640 journal titles titles; and includes includes full-text for 326 journals. 

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text and Bibliographic.

Dates covered

Varies for each title. Some titles date as far back as 1915; but most cover the current 10 years. 

Download/e-mail/print

Download, e-mail, print facilities are available.

More information

Further information, training and tutorials are available from the EBSCO support site

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969
Archives Direct is a suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, Kew - the UK government's official archive. The Confidential Print series originated out of a need for the Government to preserve all of the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices since 1820’s. 
Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969

URL
On-campus: http://www.archivesdirect.amdigital.co.uk
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.archivesdirect.amdigital.co.uk

Access

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS ID and Password.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text.

Description

Archives Direct is a suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, Kew - the UK government's official archive. The Confidential Print series originated out of a need for the Government to preserve all of the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices since 1820’s.

Users can browse and search those documents.

Confidential Print: Middle East includes the following classes from the National Archives, Kew in their entirety:

CO 935/1-25         Middle East General, 1920-1956
FO 402/1-33         Afghanistan, 1922-1957
FO 406/1-84         Eastern Affairs (Middle East), 1812-1946
FO 407/1-237       Egypt/Sudan, 1839-1958
FO 416/1-113       Persia, 1899-1957
FO 423/1-70         Suez Canal, 1859-1947
FO 424/1-297       Turkey, 1841-1957
FO 437/1-9           Jordan, 1949-1957
FO 464/1-12         Arabia, 1947-1957
FO 481/1-17         Iraq, 1947-1969
FO 484/1-11         Lebanon, 1947-1957
FO 487/1-11         Middle East General, 1947-1957
FO 492/1-11         Israel/Palestine, 1947-1957
FO 501/1-10         Syria, 1947-1956

Nature of the material
  • Reports
  • Dispatches
  • Correspondence
  • Descriptions of leading personalities
  • Political summaries
  • Economic analyses
Scope of the collection

This collection covers a broad sweep of history from c. 1839 to 1969, taking in the countries of the Arabian peninsula, the Levant, Iraq, Turkey and many of the former Ottoman lands in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sudan.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/ email/ print / share/ save to reference software and personal workspace available

Software requirements

Acrobat Reader software needed to view documents. Acrobat software installed on most computers in SOAS. If you are off-site, visit the Adobe website for a free download.

Further assistance

http://www.archivesdirect.amdigital.co.uk/Help/help.aspx 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Datastream
Access to key financial data for both developed and emerging markets; statistics on equities and equity indices, company fundamentals, forecast earnings, bonds, international macro data, interest and exchange rates, commodities and derivatives; a comprehensive time-series of up to 50 years for 175 countries and 60 markets; in total more than 255 mil time series data. Available for SOAS Staff and Students only. 
Datastream

Access
Available for SOAS staff and students only. Access is on-campus via a computer on Level E (ground floor) in the Library, daily 9.00-12.00. Booking is required - 1 hour sessions only, to make a booking visit the Library Enquiry Desk, call  020 7898 4163 or e-mail libenquiry@soas.ac.uk

Description
Datastream is the largest and most renowned historical financial database with more than 255 million time series data. Information includes:

  • Equities – over 100,000 active equities (plus another 100,000 inactive) for 100 developed and emerging markets, and with over 200 fields
  • Estimates – Forecasts from IBES available for 31 key financial measures, including earnings, profits, sales and price targets
  • Company Fundamentals – fundamental data and financial ratios for all developed and many emerging markets, across 79 markets
  • Unit and Investment Trusts – unit trust coverage for 11 countries, including the top five European Funds Markets – complete coverage of UK Investment Trusts
  • Equity Indices –over 280,000 indices with extensive coverage of market indices for 68 countries; Equity index and constituent data for major index suppliers (such as MSCI, FTSE, S&P); Global Equity Indices span over 30 years of daily frequency covering 55 markets; also coverage of third party bond indices (such as JP Morgan, Citygroup, Barclays Capital)
  • Bonds – over 230,000 active bonds, 220,000 warrants, certificates and convertibles, and 500,000 fixed income securities
  • Macroeconomic Data – nationally sourced indicators for 118 markets and another 130 with comparable data from international sources (e.g. Eurostat, IMF, OECD)
  • Commodities – more than 77,000 live spot prices, including agricultural, energy and metal prices
  • Interest and Exchange Rates
  • Derivatives – excellent futures coverage across 34 countries, with history as back as 1976; options database covers 2,000 active contracts for over 490,000 live series


Dates covered
Dates vary by data category and country/market - starting from as far back as 1950s for major economies - annual, monthly, weekly or daily (when available) frequency - Updated continuously

Download/e-mail/print
All data can be downloaded easily using the Advance for Office (AFO) Add-in in Excel

More information 
Short User Guide
Datastream Comprehensive User Guide

On-campus use
Dawsonera
Access to over 600 e-books. 
Dawsonera
Access

Available to SOAS staff and students only.

Username and password

Requires SOAS id and password for access on and off-campus.

Description 

Access to electronic books on a range of subjects.

Download/e-mail/print /reference software

Download of individual titles available (for up to 3 days). Printing limited by copyright restrictions per book.

Special requirements

Acrobat Reader software needed to view/download books. Adobe Acrobat software is installed on most computers in SOAS. The software is available for free download Adobe Acrobat.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
DBpia
Korean language database of 1,200 scholarly journals covering a wide range of subjects including humanities, social sciences, and engineering. 
DBpia
URL

On-campus: http://www.dbpia.co.kr/index_b2b.asp  
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.dbpia.co.kr/index_b2b.asp  

Access

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS ID and Password.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text.

Description

Journal collection. Contains 1,200,000 articles in from 1,200 scholarly journals. Covers all subject area. Especially strong in humanities, social sciences, and engineering.

Dates covered

First issue to the most recent issue.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/ Print available

Note

Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Digital Culture Art Course
A subset of KoreaA2Z. VOD lectures presented by scholars and specialists under 70 titles for 923 courses. Subjects cover literature, culture, art, cinema, music, architecture, animation, and philosophy. 
Digital Culture Art Course

URL
On-campus: http://www.koreaa2z.com/main_ek.htm
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.koreaa2z.com/main_ek.htm

Access
Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus. 

Authentication
Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS ID and Password. 

Full-text or bibliographic
Visual material 

Description
A subset of KoreaA2Z. VOD lectures presented by scholars and specialists under 70 titles for 923 courses. Subjects cover literature, culture, art, cinema, music, architecture, animation, and philosophy.

This resource is part of E-Korean Studies.  

Dates covered
Various 

Download/e-mail/print/reference software 
Print

Note
Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation. 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism
This resource comprises both the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (DDB) and the CJKV-English dictionary (CJKV-E) for Sinitic characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political and intellectual history. 
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

URL
On-campus
Off-campus

Access

The Library’s subscription allows unlimited searches of both resources (DDB and CJKV-English) on-campus. SOAS staff and students are also able to make unlimited searches off-campus.

Users who are not SOAS staff/students should access off-campus via:http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/ [limited a total of 10 searches in each of the DDB and CJKV-E dictionaries in a 24-hour period].

Authentication

No authentication required on-campus.

SOAS staff and students may login from off-campus using their SOAS id and password (via the A-Z Databases 'Off-campus use' URL).

Users who are not SOAS staff/students should access off-campus via: http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/ [limited a total of 10 searches in each of the DDB and CJKV-E dictionaries in a 24-hour period].

Description
This resource comprises both the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (DDB) and the CJKV-English dictionary (CJKV-E) for Sinitic characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political and intellectual history.

DDB is a compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temples, schools and persons etc found in Buddhist canonical resources which began in print form in 1986 and migrated online in 1995. The initial focus was on East Asia, but it grew to include other Buddhist disciplines and texts. The website includes external links to other lexical, textual and bibliographic resources on Buddhism.

It is primarily aimed at professional researchers and scholars of Buddhism, but will be of use to anyone with an interest in the faith and its context. The resource was created by Professor Charles Muller, currently at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo.

Full-text or bibliographic
Mainly bibliographic. Some of the external links lead through to full-text documents and other resources

Download / e-mail / print
Users can copy, email or download material for educational purposes and private research, following proper academic citation practices

More information
For related resources, see also Charles Muller’s website Resources for East Asian Language and Thought - http://www.acmuller.net/index.html

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Digital National Security Archive (Asia & Middle East)
Created in collaboration with the National Security Archive, this database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. 
Digital National Security Archive (Asia & Middle East)
URL

On-campus: http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com     
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com        

Access

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS ID and Password.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text.

Description

The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Over 94,000 of the most important, declassified documents - totaling more than 650,000 pages - are included in the database.
Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.
Glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs are included.
Users can browse and search documents, and can also save searches and track their most recent searches. They can create “workspaces” where to keep their own material, and export citations.

Dates covered

Publication dates range from 1945 to present.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/ e-mail/ print/ save to reference software and personal workspace available

Software requirements

Acrobat Reader software needed to view documents. Acrobat software installed on most computers in SOAS. If you are off-site, visit the Adobe website for a free download.

Further assistance

http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/help/homepage.jsp

Note

The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library, located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., which provides unprecedented public access to declassified government documents obtained through extensive use of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Duxiu 读秀
Duxiu 读秀 covers Chinese publications from the early 1930s to the present. It retrieves content from various formats including Chinese ebooks. 
Duxiu 读秀
URL

On-campus: http://www.duxiu.com/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.duxiu.com/

Description

Duxiu is a huge content-based database composed of 600,000,000 full text pages, with very
flexible searches (full-text, books, articles, theses, web pages, newspapers).

Searching using the full text filter, you can read (and print) most articles. Sometimes there is
a limit of what you can access at one time, but you can follow up with searches for the words
at the end of those pages, etc.

Searching using the book title filter, you can read a limited number of pages directly on-line,
but in many cases you can then email to yourself 50 pages or 1/5th of the book (whichever is
less) at a time.

Some of the books can be purchased by the library for perpetual access; if you think we
should purchase a recent book as an e-book, please notify the China librarian. These will be
available from Chinamaxx.

Technical Requirements

Internet Explorer required.
Simplified Chinese GB code

On-campus use

Off-campus use