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Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) Online : contains more than 700,000 references to books,journal articles, individually-authored monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc., published from 1971 until the present day.
A portal of 9 electric databases that provide Korean resources in arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, medical sciences, business, and law. Each database can be accessed directly from its own Website or through the portal. Databases included are:
Korean Studies Information Service System (KISS) (Accessible to PITT-affiliated Users Only):
A full-text database of Korean academic journals. KISS includes one million articles of 1,362 journal titles that cover various subjects in languages, history, philosophy, literature, education, business, economics, law, science, mathematics, arts, music & etc.
KSI e-books: (Accessible to PITT-affiliated Users Only)
The database includes 4,500 titles of e-books on various subjects. It contains monographs of national prominent professors and dissertations and theses in fields of humanities, social sciences, nature, medical science, arts and physical educations etc.
Korea A2Z : (Accessible to PITT-affiliated Users Only)
A knowledge content resource for Korean studies, including full-text online databases collecting primary sources and classics organized by subjects or format.
The Digital Culture Art Course: (Accessible to PITT-affiliated Users Only)
As a subset of KoreaA2Z, it provides VOD lectures presented by scholars and specialists in the subject areas containing 70 titles for 923 courses. It consists of 8 sub-categories (Architecture, Cartoon and animation, Literature, Culture, Fine Arts, Cinema, Music, Philosophy)
Kdatabase : (Accessible to PITT-affiliated Users Only)
This is an essential resource for research on modern and contemporary Korean history. It contains 115 modern and contemporary histories, 14 titles of official documents and archives for Korean contemporary history. The database is divided into two sections: full-text articles and image files.
KPjournal : (Accessible to PITT-affiliated Users Only)
A full-text database of academic journals for sciences in North Korea. It covers fields in Natural Science, Geography, Medical, Pharmacology, Engineering and Mineralogy.
Korean History & Culture Research Database : (Accessible to PITT-affiliated Users Only)
A full-text collection of excavation reports (76 organizations’ 3,000 reports) of historical sites in Korea. It is operated by national and university museums, private research institutions and associations since 1910.
History Culture Series: (Accessible to PITT-affiliated Users Only)
A multi-media content database dedicated to Korean history and culture. It focuses on subjects on archaeology, Korean history, art history. It allows users to store and download text and photos easily and quickly for use in the classroom.
LawnB’s Legal Information Service: (Accessible to PITT-affiliated Users Only)
The largest collection of Korean legal materials online. It is a portal service for all law related issues, indexing 50 categories such as statues, precedents, commentaries, administrative documents and statistics, academic articles, law journals, law related news.
DBpia is a full text database of academic periodicals published by major Korean academic societies and research institutes. It includes over 1.1 million articles from 1,316 journals in the fields of business/economics, theology, education, sociology, natural science, humanities, linguistics, law/administration, medicine, engineering, arts/physical education.
KRpia is a knowledge content resource containing 171 digital products categorized under 10 subjects: history, literature, art, culture, religion/theology, philosophy, sociology, classics of Korean studies, traditional medicine, dictionaries, illustrated encyclopedia of animals and plants.
RISS - 학위논문: RISS is a research information portal. It contains about 1 million Korean dissertations and theses, and searchable for almost all of Korean master and doctoral theses. Users may search and obtain citations and abstracts.
Other Internet Resources for Korean Studies