Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Encyclopedias and specialized reference resources in: Arts, Biography, History, Information and Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural.
Gives background information and provides citations for the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects, combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia
Researching Chinese History
When searching, think about your topic and change your search terms. Don't just search for China, you will find materials that are broadly about the country, from all time periods.
What search terms are relevant to your research?
Use your class readings to help you find more specific terms, or look at a reference work (like an encyclopedia or handbook) for background information and context.
Choose a geographical area/city to research (e.g. Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, etc.)
Choose a specific time period (e.g. Shang Dynasty, Han Dynasty etc.)
Contains records on all subjects (especially the humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present. The online BAS contains printed volumes of the BAS issued from the 1971 to 1991, as well as entries compiled since then. Various projects have contributed additional records to BAS (among them journals on Southeast Asia dating as far back as 1779).