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East Asian Studies

This guide provides a general introduction to library and information resources for all those studying, teaching and researching on topics relating to China, Japan, Korea and other East Asian regions.

Internet resources

As differentiated from our Library licensed databases, the large, curated catalogue of internet resources in the three broad subject sections below are mostly free to access. In some cases users may be required to register or create an account. Every effort has been made by the East Asian Studies Librarian to ensure that the website content is suitable for academic study, but it is the user's own responsibility to check the authority, currency and accuracy of content.

This page content is organised into three sections by area of study: Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies and Korean Studies. Please click on tabs within each section to see the lists of websites of particular categories, e.g. Bibliographies, Digital archives,Institutional repositories, Newspapers, Visual materials, etc.

You are most welcome to recommend websites - please use the "Recommend an internet resource" Form at the end of this page.

East Asia

Chinese studies

Japanese studies

Korean studies

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

You can use Google Scholar to search for academic resources including journal articles, peer-reviewed papers, books and theses.


Google Dataset Search

Google Dataset Search is a useful tool for searching through millions of datasets on public websites. Google Dataset Search compliments Google Scholar, the search engine for academic studies.

Search in English or other languages.

Try COVID-19 China or COVID-19 South Korea  and see what you can find!



Baidu Scholar (百度学术) is the Chinese equivalent of Google Scholar. Search in Chinese to find Chinese scholarly articles.



RefSeek ( is a web and document search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than five billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, journals, and newspapers. You can search in different languages including Chinese, Japanese and Korean.