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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


General selected online resources

This page lists some general online resources which may be useful for your study. For subject-related resources please go to the relevant 'Selected Online Resources' page.

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COPAC (Academic and National Library Catalogue)

Gives free access to the merged online catalogues of major University and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.

It is searchable in Chinese, either in Pinyin transcription or in characters.

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Harvard University Libraries

Harvard University library has various resources which may be of interest to our students, including their own research guides with reccomended materials. 

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Essential general database comprising electronic catalogue of thousands of libraries. All American East Asian holdings are available here. When using the database, please note the following: libraries may differ in whether retrospective electronic conversion of their holding has taken place for CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) books.

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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Library

The SOAS library has various resources that may be of use to our students. 

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Bodleian Libraries

The University of Oxford's libraries offer various resources which may be of use to our students. Libraries across the university are searchable via SOLO. 


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World of Learning

Tool for finding out addresses of higher educational institutions around the world and email addresses of the people who work within them. Regularly updated. 

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Cambridge University Language Centre Resources

Resources at the Language Centre includes films, documentaries, Raven password protected online videos. Please note that some of the resources are not borrowable, but are available on instant access for use in the Language Centre.

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Cambridge University Library

The University Library offers many resources which may be of interest to our students, much of which is searchable on their core database, iDiscover.

Subject and Region Specific Resources

  • The University Library has collections specific to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, as well as collections from organisations such as the Royal Commonwealth Society. Along with information on accessing the collections themselves, these webpages contain information about further suggested online resources. 

Cambridge Digital Library

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British Library

The British Library offers various services and resources which may be of interest to our students.

British Library Document Supply Centre

  • For ordering journal articles or books. Alternatively, you could do it through the Inter-Library Loan Department at the Cambridge University Library. Staff and PhD students of the Faculty can order inter-library books through the Faculty Librarian.


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