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A-Z Korean Language Databases 한국어 데이터베이스

This page lists the Korean language databases available at SOAS; 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 10am-5pm.
  • E-mail electronic@soas.ac.uk  
  • Phone 020 7898 4141
TitleDescriptionLinks
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
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
KISS [Korean-studies Information Service System]
Contains scholarly articles mainly in Korean, published in some 3,500 journals from 1,200 research institutions in Korea. Covers all subjects in social sciences, humanities and natural sciences. 
KISS [Korean-studies Information Service System]
URL:

On-campus: http://kiss.kstudy.com/

Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://kiss.kstudy.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

Contains scholarly articles mainly in Korean, published in some 3,500 journals from 1,200 research institutions in Korea. Covers all subjects in social sciences, humanities and natural sciences.

Dates covered

1945 to the present date; 1st issue to the latest issue.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/print available.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
KRpia
Korean language e-book database including reference resources (encyclopaedias, dictionaries, guidebooks, and bibliographies). 
KRpia
URL

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

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

E-book database including reference resources (encyclopaedias, dictionaries, guidebooks, and bibliographies). Contents can be searched by author, title and keyword, as well as browsing by subject: Philosophy, history, religion & mythology, social sciences, arts, literature, history, Korean culture, natural flora and fauna, science, and oriental medicine.

Dates covered

Various

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/ Print available

Note

Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
KSI e-book
Provides 4,500 full-text e-books in humanities, social sciences, natural and medical science, arts and physical education, etc. 
KSI e-book

URL
On-campus: http://ebook.kstudy.com
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://ebook.kstudy.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
Provides 4,500 full-text e-books in humanities, social sciences, natural and medical science, arts and physical education, etc. This resource is part of E-Korean Studies.  

Dates covered
Various 

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

Note
Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation. 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Naver News Library [Naver 뉴스 라이브러리]
Newspaper database. A digital archive for Tonga ilbo[東亞日報], Kyŏnghyang sinmun  [京鄕新聞] and Maeil kyŏngje sinmun [每日經濟新聞].  
Naver News Library [Naver 뉴스 라이브러리]
URL

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

Newspaper database. A digital archive for Tonga ilbo[東亞日報], Kyŏnghyang sinmun  [京鄕新聞] and Maeil kyŏngje sinmun [每日經濟新聞]. Keyword search is available. Advanced search allows by choosing categories among eight subjects (e.g., politics, economy) and 25 document types (e.g., news articles, advertisements)

Dates covered

東亞日報  [Tonga ilbo] : 1920-1999
京鄕新聞  [Kyŏnghyang sinmun] : 1946-1999
每日經濟新聞  [Maeil kyŏngje sinmun = Maeil Business Newspaper] : 1966-1999

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/e-mail/print not available.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
RISS International (KERIS)
Offers a single search of KERIS Union Catalogue, Korean journal articles, and theses and dissertations. Covers full range of disciplines. Contains non-Korean articles. Can be used as a platform for Kiss and DBpia. 
RISS International (KERIS)
URL
On-campus:

http://intl.riss.kr/

Off-campus:
https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://intl.riss.kr/

Access:  

Unlimited.

Authentication:

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

Username and password:

SOAS ID and password required for off-campus use.

Full-text or bibliographic:

Over 7.9 million bibliographic records including more than 1.5 million full-texts.

Description:

Offers a single search of KERIS Union Catalogue, Korean journal articles, and theses and dissertations. Covers full range of disciplines. Contains non-Korean articles. Can be used as a platform for Kiss and DBpia.

User guide:

http://intl.riss.kr/About-RISS.pdf

Download/email/print /reference software:      

Download (PDF)/print

On-campus use

Off-campus use