Frequently used databases

China Academic Journals (CAJ)

Since November 2010 we have access to China Academic Journals , a vast collection of Chinese electronic journals. Our license covers four major subjects, resulting in access to over 4,000 journals.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)

BAS, the Bibliography of Asian Studies , is a large database with thousands of articles on various subjects on East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. It is a great starting point for collecting materials when doing research or writing a paper.

Chinese reference ebooks (Apabi)

The East Asian Library has access to 168 Reference ebooks through Chinese ebook portal Apabi. This is a collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias on various subjects, i.e. literature, films, Chinese who's who, Buddhism, ancient texts, Tibet, Chinese vegetables... and many more useful and interesting ebooks.

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

The East Asia department of Berlin was founded in 1922 as a seperate department of their State Library. Western as well as Asian books are part of their collection.


HOLLIS contains the online catalogue collection of Harvard university.