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Nikkei Asian Review through Factiva and Nexis UK Some colleagues and students have asked about online access to Nikkei Asian Review, a weekly magazine in English published by Japan’s leading business and information company which provides timely corporate, …Continue reading →

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Trial of a huge range of Chinese resources from Superstar The Library has arranged a free trial, until 31st October 2017, of several important full-text Chinese resources from the Superstar company (超星公司) which is provider of our currently subscribed databases …Continue reading →

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Japanese e-books in EBSCOhost eBook Collection The University Library has for the first time purchased some Japanese e-books which are available to read on the EBSCOhost eBook Collection platform.  Once on the platform, click “Choose Databases” …Continue reading →

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70,000 high-quality images from National Palace Museum in Taipei TAGS: | | | BBC News reported yesterday that the National Palace Museum in Taipei has placed 70,000 high-quality electronic images in a free-to-download archive so that online users can enjoy its exhibitions. It also …Continue reading →

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Korean newspapers online TAGS: | | The Library has arranged a free trial of two digitised Korean newspapers, Choson Ilbo Archive and  Dong-A Ilbo Archive. The digitised full-text content of both newspapers date back to 1920, each …Continue reading →

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Digital library of pre-modern Japanese works for open access TAGS: The National Institute of Japanese Literature (Kokubunken) has made their new新日本古典籍総合データベース/Database of Pre-Modern Japanese Works (tentative edition) freely available at: https://kotenseki.nijl.ac.jp/ (Japanese interface) and  https://kotenseki.nijl.ac.jp/?ln=en (English interface). The database, built out …Continue reading →

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Free access to optional contents of JapanKnowledge TAGS: The following contents will temporarily be accessible on the JapanKnowledge platform between 1 June and 30 June 2017: 1. Encyclopedia of Japanese Historical Place Names http://japanknowledge.com/en/contents/rekishi/index.html 2. Fuzoku Gaho http://japanknowledge.com/en/contents/fuzokugaho/index.html …Continue reading →

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How to make good use of the NDL Digital Collections for Japanese Studies TAGS: | The National Diet Library of Japan has released an online training course on how to make good use of their NDL Digital Collections for Japanese Studies outside Japan. The course is delivered …Continue reading →

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19th Century Collections Online: the Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840 TAGS: | | | | Following consultations with English Literature and French Studies, the Library has just purchased a large digital collection of European literature called the Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840. As part of the …Continue reading →

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Gale Primary Sources drop-in session Monday 30th Jan in Main Library Get the most from our digital archives through Gale Primary Sources Gale Primary Sources is an extensive digital archives programme spanning multiple disciplines and cultures. The platform uses specialist technology …Continue reading →

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Collections

Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and...
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