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Digital resources related to Japanese culture drawn from museums, libraries, and other institutions around the world. Browse over a million items by category, person, or era, or search across all collections and use a variety of filters to focus your search.
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These databases contain a combination of full text articles and citation information about articles, book chapters, or books.
China Academic Journals
Full text journals in Chinese and English. Wellesley subscribes to Series F - Literature, history, philosophy.
Japanese-language index to articles, books & journals.
KCI Korean Journal Database This link opens in a new window
Provides access to articles from multidisciplinary journals covered in Korea Citation Index, which contains bibliographic information for scholarly literature published in Korea, 1980 to present. Search in Korean or English.
Siku Quanshu This link opens in a new window
Full text of 3,460 classical Chinese texts compiled by edict of China’s Emperor Qianlong during the period 1773–1782.
Requires download of a dedicated Windows browser to access. Only available on-campus or via VPN.
MLA International Bibliography This link opens in a new window
Index to publications on literature, linguistics, film, and folklore, from all cultures, 1963 to present. International in scope, it includes citations to journal articles, books, articles in books, series, translations, scholarly editions, websites, and dissertations.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) This link opens in a new window
Index with abstracts to the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences 1973 to present.
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