Last updated December 2016
- Subscription-based online resources
- Library catalogues
- Korean Romanization
- Free useful online resources
SUBSCRIPTION-BASED ONLINE RESOURCES
accessible via the Cambridge University Library's Electronic Resources site
provides full text databases including more than one million articles from about 2,000 Korean scholarly journals in 12 different fields of society, literature, economics & business, medical science, humanities, theology, law & administration, arts, engineering, natural science, and education. All the back issues of each journal title are available and title, author, keyword, journal title and publisher searchable.
E-Korean Studies database service
Accessible from machines with IP addresses within the cam.ac.uk domain. For machines outside the University, members may use their RAVEN password to login.
An integrated portal service of 9 electronic databases that provides Korean resources in all academic disciplines, including arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, medical sciences, legal information etc. Special interest to many will be the inclusion of North Korean science and technology journals. The databases contain a variety of resource formats such as e-books, periodicals and newspapers, dissertations, research reports, archaeological excavations, laws, classical literature, dictionaries and encyclopaedias, and video lectures. Databases included are:
- Korean Studies Information Service System (KISS) = full-text database of Korean scholarly journal articles, university publications, and research papers published by over 1,200 research institutions in Korea. The database covers all subject areas published since 1945 and offers various search methods.
- Korean Monographs and e-books (KSI e-book) =full-text e-books in humanities, social sciences, natural and medical science, arts and physical education etc.)
- Korea A2Z = Includes EncyKorea and a number of dictionaries and reference books.
- The Digital Culture Art Course
- Korean History and Culture research database =a full-text collection of excavation reports of historical sites in Korea operated by national and university museums and private research institutions and associations since 1910. It also contains research papers, reports, catalogues and maps related to Korean geography, history, folklore, and architecture. Subjects covered include history, archaeology, art history, anthropology, literature, and folklore.
- History Culture Series
- LawB's Legal Information Service
KCI Korean Journals Database
This collaboration with the National Research Foundation of Korea provides access to research and view critically important regional content with international impact. Get a comprehensive picture of the influences and drivers of regional research:
- Approximately 2,000 scholarly journals (over 1,500 new to the Web of Science)
- Mixture of open-access and subscription titles
- Has the same feature set as Web of Science source record databases
- Simplified discovery process for local information in a regional database
- An easy search experience with local language interface
- Free of charge to existing Web of Science subscribers
Korean History and Culture Research database
a full-text collection of excavation reports of historical sites in Korea operated by national and university museums and private research institutions and associations since 1910. It also contains research papers, reports, catalogues and maps related to Korean geography, history, folklore, and architecture. Subjects covered include history, archaeology, art history, anthropology, literature, and folklore.
KRpia (part of Nurimedia - Collective Subscription of Korean e-resources)
a full-text collection of Korean classical books, including history, literature, folk literature, natural history, oriental medicine, and other classical works.
Naver Digital News Archive
Provides free digital access to news archive services for four major newspapers in Korea :(Tonga Ilbo (東亞日報) 1920-1999; Hankyoreh 1988-1999; Kyŏnghyang Sinmun (京鄕新聞) 1946-1999; Maeil Kyŏngje (每日經濟) 1966-1999). Enables users to perform searches in a wide range of categories according to subjects and document types, dates, keywords etc. The platform offers experience similar to reading the original newspaper.
Nurimedia (Collective Subscription of Korean e-resources)
Provides an integrated and comprehensive service in the field of Korean Studies. The collective subscription product includes DBpia and KRpia.
Holds over 10,000 monographs, 40 manuscripts, and over 200 current serials from South and North Korea. The newspapers Tonga Ilbo and Minju Choson are taken, and there is an extensive collection of microfilmed newspapers from North and South Korea
KORCIS is a union catalog of Korean rare books (and manuscripts), which includes records from 51 Korean institutions and 32 foreign institutions (as of March 2010). It has over 420 thousand bibliographic records and provides access to the full-text of over 36 thousand items. Search by title, keyword, author, and publisher.
National Assembly Library (국회도서관)
This online catalog provides bibliographic information for books, multimedia resources, periodicals, newspapers and other resources housed in the National Assembly Library of Korea. Users can search through more than 25 databases of government publications, documents issued by the National Assembly, academic journals published since 1910, theses and dissertations since 1945, rare books, and other collections. Full-text access only in Korea.
National Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관) and its Digital Library(국립중앙도서관 전자도서관)
This online catalogue allows users not only to perform a general search but also to browse library materials by subject. The library resources include books, monographs, periodicals, theses and dissertations, academic journals, and rare books. Full-text access only in Korea.
Oxford University Oriental Institute Library (Bodleian Libraries)
Korean Union catalog of books, journals, periodical articles, and theses for Korean university libraries.
School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) Korean Collections
The Library holds some 80,000 monographs for Korean studies including publications from North Korea and official reports produced by the Governor-General of Korea. In addition, there are some 400 Korean language periodicals, some 300 western language periodicals, and over 400 audio-visual materials for teaching and research in Korean studies.
Union catalog of records of any type of material (books, periodicals, scores, films, recordings, etc.) catalogued by over 41,000 OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) member libraries, primarily but not exclusively, from libraries in the United States, but extending to 82 other nations. To view the interface in Korean, please click on the Korean-language display option 한국어 at the bottom of the screen. RAVEN password is required to use this database outside the Cambridge domain.
Korean Romanization Converter
This tool converts Hangul alphabet into Roman alphabet. It works for both the Revised Romanization of Korean and the McCune-Reischauer Romanization system.
LC (Library of Congress) and ALA (American Library Association) Romanization Table for Korean
Detailed explanation of the guidelines that many libraries use to romanize Korean works for cataloguing purposes.
Revised Romanization of Korean
The official Korean language Romanization system used in South Korea.
KINDS (Korea Integrated News Database)
Articles since 1990 are searchable. PDF pages of Kyǒnghyang Sinmun, Tonga Ilbo, Sǒul Sinmun, and Han'guk Ilbo from 1960 to 1989 can be browsed by date. Articles from old newspapers (1896-) are also searchable and browsable by date. Includes popular daily newspapers (national and regional), and also weekly, monthly magazines, internet newspapers, specialist newspapers and TV stations. Free service.
A monthly webzine in English, featuring commentaries and essays on Korean politics, economy, society and culture, as well as relevant international issues. The articles are selected from leading Korean newspapers, magazines, journals and academic papers from prestigious forums.
Korea.net - Gateway to Korea
English-language information on Korea created by the Korean Information Service. Provides information under categories, such as news, government, economy and culture.
Created by Frank Hoffmann. Links to government core institutions for Korean studies. Useful as a subject guide. Also a good place to find a list of Koreanists, Internet discussion list of Korean studies, and to search for academic positions.
Naver News Library
Provides free digital access to news archive services for four major newspapers in Korea :(Tonga Ilbo (東亞日報) 1920-1999; Hankyoreh 1988-1999; Kyŏnghyang Sinmun (京鄕新聞) 1946-1999; Maeil Kyŏngje (每日經濟) 1966-1999). Enables users to perform searches in a wide range of categories according to subjects and document types, dates, keywords etc.. The platform offers experience similar to reading the original newspaper.