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Korean Electronic Resources

Since 2008, the Asian Division has been acquiring Korean e-resources. The databases listed below are continuing subscriptions and can only be accessed from the Asian Reading Room.Disclaimer

Chosun Daily Newspaper Archive

Contains the full-text in Korean (with images) of articles from the Chosun Ilbo, the most widely read newspapers published in South Korea. [Search in Korean only]
Coverage: 1920 to present.


DBpia is a full text database of scholarly journals published by major Korean academic societies and research institutes. It includes over 1.8 million articles from 1918 to present. It provides digital full text of Korean reputational journals and conference proceedings together with their bibliographic data. Convenient management of bibliographic information using RefWorks, Endnote and Scholar's Aid.
Coverage: various dates

E-Korean Studies

E-Korean Studies is an integrated and comprehensive service whose objective is to make electronic resources in the field of Korean studies accessible worldwide. It offers various contents and sources in all academic disciplines of Korean Studies. Offerings cover the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, medical sciences, physical education, and various sources of content, including monographs, periodicals and newspapers, dissertations and research reports, law, classical literature and video lectures. Of special interest to many will be the inclusion of North Korean academic journals.
Coverage: various dates

KPM: North Korea's Newspaper & Journals Database

Full text of journals and newspapers published North Korea, including the English edition of the Pyongyang Times. Searchable by keywords, and browsable by subject areas or journal/newspaper titles.  [Search in Korean & Japanese]
Coverage: various dates


KRpia is a full text database for Korean Studies covering history, literature, dictionaries and traditional medicines. Includes image files of original texts in classical Chinese with searchable translated texts in Korean. [Search in Korean & Chinese]
Coverage: various dates

Law n B

The Korean legal information service provides access to cases, statutes and other legal references for Korea. [Search in Korean only]
Coverage: various dates

National Assembly Library (Korea) Databases

The full-text databases contain over five million items, including monographs, government publications, and dissertations covering all subject fields. [Search in Korean & Japanese]
Coverage: various dates

Naver News Library

This renowned search engine and portal service in Korea is offering high-quality news archive services for four major Korean newspapers (Tonga ilbo, Kyonghyang sinmun, Maeil kyongje, and Hangyore). The integrating database enables users to explore the history of Korea in a wide range of categories according to subjects (e.g. politics, economy) and document types (e.g., news articles, advertisement). [Search in Korean only]
Coverage: 1920 - 1999


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