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Databases and Internet Resources

Chosŏn ilbo (Seoul, Korea) 朝鲜日報

from 1920 to present in 조선일보 아카이브 (Chosun Ilbo Archive)
from 05/18/1998 to present in Access World News Research Collection

Korean History: A Bibliography by Ken Robinson
Updating of and a supplement to the annotated bibliography: Studies on Korea, a Scholar's Guide, which was published in 1980 (see “I. General Bibliographies”)

National Digital Library 국가전자도서관
An online catalog bringing together the collections of the National Central Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관), National Assembly Library (국회도서관), and other major libraries in Korea.  Limited functionality outside Korea.

RISS (KERIS) 한술연구정보서비스
The union catalog of academic libraries in South Korea, China and Japan provided by the Korea Education & Research Information Service (한국교육학술정보원).  Books, monographs, theses, dissertations, and articles from Korean academic journals are searchable by title, author, publisher, and date.  Some of the materials are available in full-text online along with abstracts.

Korean Database 디지탈 한국학 (In KOREAN)
This encyclopedic online database was originally developed by the Academy of Korean Studies and holds much information about Korean art, culture, folklore, history, literature, philosophy, and religion.  Search by keyword and browse by subject.

 Data Portal 공공데이터포털 (formerly “Korea Knowledge Portal”)
The official gateway to South Korean government documents operated by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (한국정보문화진흥원).  This full-text database links national institutes and is searchable by keyword, author, publisher, subject, format, language, and date.  The participating organizations include: the National History Compilation Committee (국사편찬위원회), the Korea Education and Research Information Service (한국교육학술정보원), the Korea Culture Information Service (한국문화정보센터), the Korea Institute and Technology Information (정보통신연구진흥원), the Korea Institute of Construction Technology (한국건설기술연구원), the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (산업연구원), the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (해양수산부), the Ministry of Government Legislation (법제처) and the National Digital Library (국가전자도서관).  Access to full text documents by users outside Korea requires registration and is open only to Korean citizens.

Korean Legal Research at the University of Washington 한국법학연구지침
Resources for Korea-related legal studies, both online and print.

Statistics Korea 통계청
Access to KOSIS (Korean Statistical Information System) maintained by the National Statistical Office, the centralized government statistical organization to offer major domestic statistical information on population, social indicators, trade and industry, and more.

 For more Korea-related statistics, see the list at:

Korea Integrated News Database System (KINDS)
The most comprehensive full-text archive (1990-current) for Korean news, operated by the Korea Press Foundation.  Contents include major, local, internet, and industry newspapers, magazines, and TV reports since 1990.  These are fully searchable and available in full-text online.  Four major daily newspapers, Kyŏnghyang sinmun (京鄉新聞), Tonga ilbo (東亞日報), Sŏul sinmun (서울신문), and Han’guk ilbo (한국일보) (1960 to 1989) are provided in pdf format, as are two newspapers dating from the period of Japanese rule, Tongnip sinmun (獨立新聞 독립신문) and Taehan maeil sinbo (大韓每日新報 대한매일신보).

National Institute of Korean History -- Newspapers 국사편찬위원회 (IN KOREAN)
NIHK provides image reproductions of 11 historical Korean newspapers including Tonga ilbo (東亞日報) (1920-1962) and Chungang ilbo (中央日報) (1931-1933).  Browseable by dates and searchable by keywords.

Naver Digital News Archive 네이버 디지털뉴스아카이브 (In KOREAN)
This archive provides access to PDF files of four Korean newspapers, including Kyŏnghyang sinmun (京鄉新聞) (1946-1999), Tonga ilbo (東亞日報) (1920-1999), Maeil kyŏngje sinmun (每日經濟新聞) (1966-1999), and Hankyure (한겨레) (1988-1999).  Browseable by dates and searchable by keywords.


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