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Chinese Studies: Chinese Classic Ancient Books User Guide

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

What's in this Guide

This guide is intended as an additional resource for students and other UW library patrons who want to use the Chinese Classic Ancient Books 中國基本古籍庫

About the database:

It is the largest database of Pre-20th-century texts covering all fields of knowledge. It has in recent years become a standard reference for anyone working on pre-twentieth-century China, due to its vast scope and the good quality of the editions it includes. All texts are provided in full text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image and in some cases between different editions of the text. The texts are divided into four sections: Philosophy and Science, History and Geography, Art and Literature, and General Works; each of these is split up into 20 major categories, which in turn are divided into 100 minor categories.

How to access this database

  • Select “Ancient Classics” and click "login".  You need NetID to login for off-campus use.
  • One spontaneous user limit, When you see "在線用戶數已滿,請稍後再試!", please wait a moment and try again.
  • Choose 中国基本古籍库V7.0 and click 我已閱 (I agree). 

Search Function

分類檢索

左侧以树形显示子库中的分类,单击某类,右侧显示该类所收书名卷数,时代作者,版本;单击某书,则进入阅读界面,下侧显示该书的编号,版本等。

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條目檢索

限書名、時代、作者、版本、篇目等條件進行目錄檢索。

在左侧输入检索条件,单击“检索”按钮,右侧显示符合查找条件的书名卷数,时代作者,版本;单击某一书名,则进入阅读界面,下侧显示该书的编号,版本等。

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全文檢索

輸入任意字、詞或字符串進行全文檢索。

在左侧输入要检索的字词,单击“检索”按钮,右侧显示符合查找条件并含有检索词的书名、卷名和举句;单击书名,则进入阅读界面,下侧显示该书的编号,版本等,可看到覆盖色块的检索字词。

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