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Research Guides

Chinese Studies: Winter 2017

A research guide for Chinese study materials at the University of Washington Libraries

Introduction to Chinese Studies E-Resources: Winter 2017

The library will offer weekly one-hour sessions to teach the basic skills to search effectively the Chinese studies databases (UW subscribed) and other useful e-resources. We will focus on one or two particular resources this quarter based on themes of new database, newspapers, statistics, Taiwan studies, etc. The session will include introduction to the database, basic searching strategies, and hands-on practice of searching the database.

Location:     East Asia Library, 232 Gowen Hall, Floor 2M
Time:           3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Instructors:  Juan Luo (Chinese Studies Graduate Student Assistant)
          Zhijia Shen (Director of East Asia Library/Chinese Studies Librarian)


General Outline:

1. Introduction to a database
  Years, etc.

2. Access to the database
  Different ways to access

3. Search functions (various types) with examples (interactive)
  Basic/Quick search, advanced search, professional search, etc.
  Single database search and cross database search
  Navigation by table of contents
  Expanded search through references, citations, etc.
  Other functions (preview, download, my library, etc.)

4. Q & A     

Research Consultation

The library provides students research consultations on topic development, search strategies, citation tools, etc. We welcome you contact us and make an appointment.

Zhijia Shen

East Asia & Chinese Studies Librarian


Juan Luo

Chinese Studies GSA