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Chinese Studies: Spring 2018

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

Introduction to Chinese Studies E-Resources: Spring 2018

Hi, Everyone

Welcome back to our workshop series!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce the schedule for one-hour sessions to teach basic skills to search Chinese studies databases and other e-resources. This spring quarter we will introduce databases and e-resources of China Local Gazetteer, Taiwan Studies, and Statistics & Data. Each session will include an introduction to the database, basic searching strategies, and hands-on practice of searching the database. It will be held in both English and Mandarin, in order to explain certain concepts. Please come and join us!

Time:           Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location:     2M Seminar Room, East Asia Library, 322 Gowen Hall
Instructors:  Cynthia, Winnie (Chinese Studies Assistants) 
                    Zhijia (Director of East Asia Library/Chinese Studies Librarian)
Please refer to the flyer for the schedule and notice the announcement the week before for any changes.


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 the 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 to contact us and make an appointment.

East Asia & Chinese Studies Librarian

  • Zhijia Shen

Chinese Studies GSA

  • Juan Luo
  • Cynthia Tso
  • Winnie Wang