The Library subscribes to two databases from CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastruture): China Academic Journals and China Doctoral and Masters Dissertations Full-text Database. These databases are receiving very high usage across all three Colleges of the University, and our overall usage is the highest in the UK.
CNKI is offering database users opportunities to win packs of awards for using CNKI e-resources. Please see https://cnki.mike-x.com/Fe8LP, with links to:
- 2022 CNKI Award for Excellence in eResource Discovery (until 31 July): https:// cnki.mike-x.com/vuMuh
- 2022 CNKI Retrieval Contest (until 28 June): https://cnki.mike-x.com/vTdCa
The prizes are:
- Zhuang Yuan (状元） Prize: a plaque and $800 BOOK grants( $300 for books at Amazon, $500 for ebook from CNKI)
- Bang Yan (榜眼） Prize: a plaque and $500 BOOK grants ($200 for books at Amazon, $300 for ebook from CNKI)
- Tan Hua (探花） Prize: a plaque and $300 BOOK grants ($100 for books at Amazon, $200 for ebook from CNKI)
- Jin Shi (进士) Prize: a plaque and $100 BOOK grants ($100 for ebook from CNKI) and over 100 other prizes for learning chances of learning and researching on China.
The names Zhuang Yuan, Bang Yan, Tan Hua and Jin Shi are the titles of top winners in the imperial examinations of pre-1911 China.