Princeton University Library Research Grants

The following information is relevant to several subject areas in the LLC School: East Asian Studies, Children’s literature, and Portuguese-speaking cultures.

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library, as well as other library and campus funding sources, offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the Library’s special collections. The award is $1,000 per week (up to four weeks) plus transportation costs. Applications to use unique, not regularly available, East Asian Library materials will be considered as part of these general grants. There is a window of several months to apply each year.

As of Sept. 23, 2019, the 2020-2021 Princeton University Library Research Grants application is open and ready to receive submissions. The deadline to apply is Noon on December 13, 2019. Grants are tenable from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Special Collections, including the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).  Special grants are awarded in several areas: the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic Studies, the Elmer Adler Fund supports research in the graphic arts, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s literature. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. The Sid Lapidus ’59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World supports relevant special collections research.

For more information, or to apply, please go to http://rbsc.princeton.edu/friends-princeton-university-library-research-grants

Database trial – NK News

NK News is an independent, specialist database focused on North Korea. It aims to be a one-stop-shop on North Korea, bringing together news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data, and subject specialists in one convenient place. In addition to providing primary and secondary data on North Korea that is unavailable anywhere else, it offers research tools specifically tailored for users within government and academia. KCNA Watch provides up-to-date North Korea state media.

The Library has arranged a trial of NK News, including NK Pro and KCNA Watch, from 1 to 31 March 2018. Access these resources on the University network.

E-resources for Korean Studies

With the partial financial support from the Korea Foundation, we have now subscribed to 6 Korean databases of e‐books, e‐journals, bibliographies and newspaper archives covering a wide range of subject areas. The initiative was in response to the emerging Korean Studies programmes in the department of Asian Studies. These databases are all listed in the Databases by Subject for East Asian Studies.

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Korean newspapers online

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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 containing over 3 million articles. They are searchable by keyword, full text, date, and so on.

To access the trials, please follow the links below:

Choson Ilbo Archive: http://srchdb1.chosun.com/pdf/i_archive/

Dong-A Ilbo Archive: http://news.donga.com/Pdf

Trial ends on 30 Sept 2017 for Choson Ilbo Archive and 31 Aug 2017 for Dong-A Ilbo Archive respectively.

This is the first time we have access to Korean e-resources. As the Korean Studies programme unfolds, there will be more library activities in this area in the near future.