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Chinese Studies Subject Guide — Finding Articles, Books, Films & More

Library Resources

Finding books about or in Chinese language (print or electronic) is not different from finding English language books. Search the Library's General Search (for locally own material) and WorldCat (to identify materials that can be request it through the Interlibrary Services). The key is using the right keywords to search for your topic using the Subject Field in the Advance Search option available in both catalog. To control the results list, make sure to select the format of the materials you want to find, e.g. books, articles, videos, etc.

Because Chinese is spoken in other countries besides China you can further refine your search by region or dialect. You can do a simple search with your keywords but play with the search options to expand or narrow or refine your search results.

In addition you can use Non-Roman characters can be searched in names, titles, series, notes, and many subjects (but not all).

Feel free to play with keywords and select different filters (or limits as they are also known) to explore what is written on your topic.

Although the library has only one Chinese language newspapers database, we do have databases that cover Chinese Studies topics, from newspaper coverage and digitized books to academic/scholarly/peer reviewed articles. Check out the multidisciplinary databases on this page to find articles in your topic. If we don't have access to the full text of an article, you can still get access to the article through Interlibrary Services!


Interlibrary Services

Interlibrary Services provides materials free of charge to valid UConn users. Services provided include:

Using the Library's General Search

The UConn Library's General Search box enables you to access our books, electronic materials such as ejournals and ebooks, and Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) materials with one search. Filters and facets narrow your results to suit your needs.