The library has enormous collections of Chinese electronic resources. Most of the electronic resources listed in this guide are subscribed web-based commercial databases. Also included are several online resources, such as Ling Long 玲瓏 Women's Magazine and Chinese Paper Gods 中國紙馬, the results of digitization projects of our own.
In general, the minimum system requirements for using e-resources are Microsoft Windows 2000 or more advanced operating system and a recent version of commonly used browser. Most e-resources require the use of a computer in the Columbia University IP range, or a proxy connection, so it is important to connect to the databases from the links listed in Columbia libraries.
If login is required on the opened database interface, unless clearly informed of specific login information on the associated library page, please always ignore the login cells and look for IP login (normally worded as IP登录 or 机构登陆) and click on IP登录 or its like, and then you shall be able to connect and use the database.
It is helpful to participate in the Chinese studies workshops organized at Starr East Asian Library. Please feel free to contact the Chinese Studies librarian if you have any comments or questions.
You may also wish to consult the E-Resources FAQ and attend ongoing library workshop centrally organized to learn basic software and methods and essentials applicable to using most e-resources and detailed guides for some leading English-language databases among others.