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The University of Cambridge subscribes to a number of online resources (databases, e-books and e-journals) in our subject areas. Search iDiscover for e-books and e-journals by limiting your search to online resources only. Below you will find a list of databases available in your subject areas. Click on the information icon next to them in order to see what they contain.
These databases are accessible from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain. For machines outside the University (remote access) members will need to access each database via the UL's e-resources site and follow instructions to enter their RAVEN password to login.
Please note that not all databases can be accessed remotely. Please check by clicking on the information icon next to each database.
JapanKnowledge Plus(Accessible on or off campus.) Portal to Japanese encyclopaedias, dictionaries, databases. Includes Nihon Kokugo Dai Jiten (N), the largest Japanese language dictionary, and Kokushi Dai Jiten (K), 古事類苑 (Koji Ruien) with “search” function and the whole 古典文学ライブラ リー, 日本人物文献目録 and 日本架空伝承人名事 典 . It also includes full text online articles from 週刊エコノミスト including the latest issue published on Mondays.
Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries(Accessible on campus only. Click “Enter (SSL)”. Contains articles carried by The Asahi Shimbun (and Shukan Asahi and Aera) over the past 130 years. Along with "Historical Photo Archives", articles from the Meiji, the Taisho, and the Showa era have been included to the current database. To read the most recent articles of Asahi Shinbun (+ Shukan Asahi and Aera), select today’s date in the box of 発行日 and select “のみ”. Shukan Asahi is published on Fridays and Aera is on Mondays.
Kikuzo II Visual, an online commercial database of the Asahi Shimbun, was widely refurbished in April 2010. By adding image data of the pages printed during the Meiji, the Taisho and the early Showa periods, it became one of the largest newspaper databases of Japan, and presently contains more than 12 million items of the articles and the advertisements of the paper since its first issue in 1879. Not only Tokyo edition but also Osaka edition of the paper is covered. Regarding the post-1985 articles, full-text searching is available. It also contains articles of two leading weekly magazines: AERA and Shukan Asahi. Furthermore, the Historical Photo Archive, a database of approximately 10 thousand photographic records mostly taken in Asia during the World War II period, is available as well.
English-language News Database, Asahi Graph, Who's Who database, and contemporary Dictionary Chiezo are also available.
Nikkei Telecom 21(Available on and off campus.) Business database covering Nihon Keizai Shinbun and other related publications. The service includes full text search of Nikkei's four business newspapers, company information search, Who's Who search and Time Nikkei flash news. There is an English menu which provides not only round-the-clock Nikkei news translated from the Nikkei's newspapers but also full contents of the Nikkei Weekly. Not searchable by keyword from text.
Yomidasu RekishikanOnly previous day's and older articles from the Yomiuri Shinbun are accessible online via this service. Available on and off campus (with Raven password). On the first screen, choose “Heisei” then in the search screen, choose “一致” instead of “範囲” in the 検索期間（search period） box and then add the date of the previous day (yesterday).
CHANT (Chinese Ancient Texts) DatabaseACCESSIBLE from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain ONLY. Provides full-text access (single words, phrases and sentence patterns) to all traditional texts from the Pre-Han (pre 220AD) period up to the Six Dynasties (581 AD). Also includes databases of excavated wood/bamboo and silk scripts (the Zhu-jian-bo shu database), oracular inscriptions (the Jiaguwen database, and bronze inscriptions (Jinwen). Includes a database of extant Chinese encyclopedias (Leishu).
China Academic Journals Database2 simultaneous users only. Full-text access to 4 collections only (Economics and Management; Education and Social Sciences; Literature, History and Philosophy; Economics, Politics and Law)
China Digital LibraryAccessible from CAM DOMAIN only. It comprises five full text databases: 1. EBook Database comprising: 电子图书 (Ebooks) (144,670 titles); 国学要览 (Ancient Books) (6,294 titles); Beijing Review (1958-2008) (2,325 issues) 2. Newspaper Database (10 titles), 3. Reference Database (10 titles), 4. Yearbook Database (10 titles), 5. Fine Arts Database (1 category)You will be prompted to download a software to be able to access the database. We have downloaded this software on all computers in the Computer Room in FAMES Library.
DuxiuACCESSIBLE from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain ONLY. A huge content-based database with very flexible searches (full-text, books, articles, theses, web pages, newspapers). Contains over 2 million full-text Chinese e-books and many of the articles.
North China HeraldThe fully text-searchable North China Herald is the prime printed source for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to 1940s. No other newspaper existed over such an extended period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety.
Sinica SinowebACCESSIBLE from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain ONLY. It contains full-text searchable contents of the following academic journals.中央研究院历史语言研究所集刊 (1928-)中央研究院中国文哲研究集刊 (1991-)中央研究院近代史研究所集刊 (1969-)中央研究院近代中国妇女史研究 (1993-)中央研究院口述历史期刊 (1989-)中央研究院近代中国史研究通讯 (1986-)中央研究院台湾人类学刊 (2003-)中央研究院台湾史研究 (1994-)汉学研究 (1983-)思与言 (1963-)食货月刊 (1971-88)鹅湖学志 (1988-)鹅湖月刊 (1975-)
KRpiaprovides full text databases including more than 862,000 articles of 1,181 Korean scholarly journals in 12 different fields of society, literature, economics & business, medical science, humanities, theology, law & administration, arts, engineering, natural science, and education. All the back issues of each journal title are available and title, author, keyword, journal title and publisher searchable.
provides full text databases including more than 862,000 articles of 1,181 Korean scholarly journals in 12 different fields of society, literature, economics & business, medical science, humanities, theology, law & administration, arts, engineering, natural science, and education. All the back issues of each journal title are available and title, author, keyword, journal title and publisher searchable.
Korean Studies Information Service System : KISSAccessible from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain. For machines outside the University, members may use their RAVEN password to login.An integrated portal service of 9 electronic databases that provides Korean resources (e-books, e-journals, newspapers, dissertations, research reports, archaeological excavations, laws, classical literature, dictionaries and encyclopaedias, and video lectures) in all academic disciplines, including arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, medical sciences, legal information etc. Special interest to many will be the inclusion of North Korean science and technology journals. For further information please connect to our website.
Arabic manuscripts onlineThese manuscripts are part of the Wellcome Library's Asian Collection, which comprises some 12,000 manuscripts and 4,000 printed books in 43 different languages. The Islamic holdings include Arabic and Persian manuscripts and printed books, and a small collection of Ottoman manuscripts and Turkish books. The core of these collections relates to the great heritage of classical medicine, preserved, enlarged and commentated on throughout the Islamic world, stretching from Southern Spain to South and South-east Asia.
Brockelmann OnlineBrockelmann Online consists of both original volumes Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (GAL) by Carl Brockelmann (1868-1956), as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. Brockelmann’s Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the classical period.Fully searchable.
Early Western Korans OnlineACCESSIBLE from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain. For machines outside the University members may use their RAVEN password to login.
Encyclopaedia of the Qu'ranACCESSIBLE from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain. For machines outside the University members may use their RAVEN password to login.
Encyclopedia of Arabic language & linguisticsCovers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index.
Encyclopedia of Islam (3rd edition)ACCESSIBLE from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain. For machines outside the University members may use their RAVEN password to login.
Fihrist: Islamic Manuscripts Catalogue OnlineThis catalogue provides a searchable interface to basic manuscript descriptions from some of the major manuscript collections in the UK. With the continuing contribution of manuscript records from UK libraries, Fihrist aims to become a union catalogue for manuscripts in Arabic script. Fihrist was first developed by the OCIMCO project, with the aim of improving access to the valuable Islamic texts held in the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford and Cambridge University Library.
Index IslamicusACCESSIBLE from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain. For machines outside the University members may use their RAVEN password to login. International classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world (monographs, articles and reviews)
Kotobarabia databaseA compendium of early works of an astounding variety of disciplines from important Arab writers, spanning fields from feminism and social theory, to classics of literature, history, and the sciences. Includes works by the Four Imams of the Sunni Sect, the Al Azhar Modern Sheikhs, various authors of the Modern Arab Enlightenment, and rare works by the former Egyptian royal family. Consisting mostly of historic texts, the books in this collection are full-image, with searchable metadata only.
Encyclopedia of Hebrew language and linguisticsIt covers all aspects of Jewish history and culture in the Diaspora and in Israel. ACCESSIBLE from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain. For machines outside the University members may use their RAVEN password to login.
Encyclopaedia JudaicaACCESSIBLE from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain. For machines outside the University members may use their RAVEN password to login. It covers all aspects of Jewish history and culture in the Diaspora and in Israel.
Ma'agarim: the Hebrew Language Historical Dictionary ProjectThe dictionary now covers thousands of Hebrew works from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the eleventh century, and is constantly being expanded. It can be used to search for all occurrences of a Hebrew root, work, form, or expression, in all or some subset of the corpus. The texts can be read online in full, according to the best manuscripts, long with variant versions and bibliography.
Responsa ProjectThe world's largest electronic collection of Torah literature. It encompasses the best of the Jewish sources representing a period of over three thousand years of heritage and tradition. The database includes the Bible and its principal commentaries, the Talmud Bavli and Talmud Yerushalmi with commentaries, Midrash, Zohar, Halachic Law (Rambam, Shulchan Aruch with commentaries), a large Responsa collection of questions and answers ('Shut' in Hebrew), the Talmudic Encyclopedia etc.