Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies

Most e-resources require the use on Columbia IP range, or through a proxy connection. Please use the e-resource links found in CLIO and Columbia University Libraries websites. 

If login is required on an opened database interface, unless clearly informed of specific login information on an associated page, please ignore the login cells and look for IP login (normally worded as "IP 登录" or "机构登录") and only click on "IP 登录" or "机构登录" or its like. When access problem occurs, please briefly file E-Resource Problem Report.

The word input for searching Taiwanese databases should be traditional Chinese characters. For mainland Chinese databases, though traditional Chinese characters may work, it is safe to use simplified Chinese characters all the time. 

One may attend the Starr Library workshops and general library workshops centrally organized to learn essentials and tools applicable to using e-resources. Proxy Bookmarklet may facilitate access to e-resources. And you're welcome to send comments or suggestions

Resources marked with this symbol are restricted to Columbia affiliates.


Descriptions of e-books and on how to use


Descriptions of e-journals and on how to use


Descriptions of e-newspapers and on how to use

Reference Books & Indexes

Descriptions of e-reference and on how to use

Data & Statistics

Descriptions of online data/statistics and on how to use

Archives & Special Topics

Descriptions of archives, etc. and on how to use


Chengzhi Wang, Ph.D.
Chinese Studies Librarian
307M Kent Hall
(212) 854-3721