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Background Information

Cambridge History of China
Print Location: Burling DS735 .C3145
 A 12-volume history of China from the earliest times to the 1980s.

Scholarly Articles

Bibliography of Asian Studies Restricted Resource
1971-present. An online index of scholarly literature on all subjects (especially humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia.
Philosopher's Index Restricted Resource
1940-present. Indexes books and journals in all areas of philosophy, including aesthetics, bioethics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, social & political philosophy, and the philosophy of education, history, language, law, religion, and science.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations and offers full-text access to many resources.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

Historical Texts

Google Book Search
Provides full-text of many books no longer under copyright, and allows searching of the contents of many more titles.
Internet Archive Resource contains images Resource contains audio
Digital library that archives texts, audio, music, moving images, software, videos/films, and web pages from the Internet for researchers, historians, and scholars, as well as the general public. Also provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.

Library Catalogs

WorldCat Restricted Resource
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
Center for Research Libraries
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.

Images

Google Image Search
Search images available on the World Wide Web.
ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Searchable database of images applicable to many different times, cultures, and disciplines. Also includes local Physics and Botany image collections. Use individual log-in for off-campus access.

Reference Resources

Encyclopedia of New China : The Essential Reference to China, Its History and Culture
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor DS705 .E53x 1987

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.

Web sites

Chinese Studies Internet Resources
Created by Duke University Libraries: Extensive and freqently updated links to language and culture resources.
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
 Portal to internet resources on East Asian history.

Style and Citation Guides

Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: Chicago/Turabian Style
This style guide contains information on the Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. These resources follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, which was issued in September 2010.
RefWorks Guide
A basic help guide for RefWorks. Includes information on adding citations as well as links to other help documents regarding Write-n-Cite and creating annotated bibliographies
Chicago Manual of Style
Print Location: Perm Reserve Z253 .U69 2010
On permanent reserve at Burling and Kistle.
RefWorks
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
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