General Reference Works

Columbia Gazetteer of the World: provides descriptions of more than 165,000 places in the world.

Encyclopædia Britannica Online: authoritative references, articles not in the print, and links to other web sites selected by Britannica editors.

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK): allows you to search simultaneously the holdings of many major libraries in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, and the UK.

Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection: contains dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Times Digital Archive (1785-1985): all Monday-Saturday issues of the Times, 1785-1985, in full text and full image, including news, features, editorials and commentary, advertising, pictures and illustrations. The Sunday Times is NOT included.

Transliteration Tables for non-Roman Scripts: the definitive transliteration guide for anyone who transliterates words, names, titles, or text from a non-Roman script into the Roman script.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory: a unique, current, comprehensive, and continuously updated source of information on more than a quarter of a million periodicals and serials published in the United States and throughout the world.

World Biographical Information System Online (WBIS Online): the most comprehensive biographical database with information on persons, families, and groups from all classes and professions, from all countries and regions of the world, from the 4th millennium BC to the 20th century.

World Factbook: produced annually by the CIA. It provides brief factual and graphical surveys of the economic, geographic and political conditions of some 267 countries, dependent areas and other entities.

World News Connection (FBIS and JPRS): provides online access to full text English translations of current non-U.S. media sources.

WorldCat (FirstSearch): a union catalog of books, periodicals, scores, films, etc. cataloged by over 41,000 OCLC libraries in the US and 82 other nations.

Yearbook of International Organizations Online: a searchable database of approximately 63,000 international organizations.

CJK Reference Tools



The Cambridge encyclopedia of China / editor, Brian Hook ; consultant editor, Denis Twitchett.
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) DS705.C35 1991

China bibliography : a research guide to reference works about China past and present / by Harriet T. Zurndorfer.
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) DS706.Z99 Z87 1995x

The Columbia guide to modern Chinese history / R. Keith Schoppa.
Harvard-Yenching (W) DS755 .S635 2000

Encyclopedia of China : the essential reference to China, its history and culture / Dorothy Perkins.
Widener RR 3944.37

Information China : the comprehensive and authoritative reference source of new China / organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences ; compiled and translated by the China Social Sciences Publishing House; edited for Pergamon Press by C.V. James.
Harvard-Yenching  Ref (W) DS705 .I5 1988

The new Cambridge handbook of contemporary China / Colin Mackerras.
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) DS706 .M24 2001

Republic of China yearbook.
Harvard-Yenching (W) DS799.77 .R47x


The Cambridge encyclopedia of Japan / editors, Richard Bowring, Peter Kornicki.
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) DS805 .C36 1993

The Columbia guide to modern Japanese history / Gary D. Allinson.
Harvard-Yenching (W) DS881.9 .A75 1999

Japan : an illustrated encyclopedia / Kodansha.
Harvard-Yenching Ref(W) DS 805 .J263 1993

Japan almanac.
Widener Jpn 20.50

Kodansha encyclopedia of Japan.
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) DS805 .K633 1983

Modern Japan : an encyclopedia of history, culture, and nationalism / editor, James L. Huffman.
Harvard-Yenching (W) DS805 .M63 1998

A student guide to Japanese sources in the humanities / Yasuko Makino and Masaei Saito.
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) DS801 .M52x no.24


A Handbook of Korea.
Harvard-Yenching (W) DS902 .H2864 1994x

Studies on Korea, a scholar's guide / edited by Han-Kyo Kim with the assistance of Hong Kyoo Park.
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) DS905.9 .S88 1980x