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  • This dictionary is a compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, etc. found in Buddhist canonical sources. (Updates ongoing based on user contributions)
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  • Kanopy is a video streaming platform which offers a broad collection that includes over 26,000 films and videos from 800 top producers such as BBC Active, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection/Janus films, Documentary Educational Resources, First Run Features, The Great Courses, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber Edu, Media Education Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, New Day Films, PBS, Psychotheraphy.net, the DEFA Film Library’s (East) German Film Collection, and many more. Kanopy launches over 300 new releases per month. Films range from documentaries, independent and foreign films, must-see classics, and blockbuster movies. With regard to topic coverage, humanities and the arts represent the largest category, followed by education and media/communication. Other strong categories are the sciences, social sciences, and history. Search for films by title, subject, keywords, or browse by subject. Register with Kanopy to utilize features such as playlists, clips, sharing, embedding, and creating a watch list for future viewing. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact Kanopy and they will try to obtain the film for the database within several weeks. See also Docuseek2 and Films on Demand databases for more streaming video options.
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  • The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japanese newspaper database that contains 3 databases: Rekiahikan--more than 10 million articles since its inaugural issue in 1874. The Yomiuri Shimbun -- about 4.8 million news articles of are available from 1986 onward. The Daily Yomiuri (English) -- about 175,000 articles of are available from 1989 onward.
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  • About Japan: Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Databases.
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  • J-STAGE (The Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic) is a repository of academic journal articles and research papers created and maintained by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JSTA). Entries marked with the “Free/PDF” icon are available in full-text form free of charge. Some items may require a nominal fee for viewing. Other entries consist of bibliographic citations only. If an item's full text is not available, search the journal title in the UW Library Catalog to see if the journal is available through other databases; if it is not, use ILL. Patrons may register for MY J-STAGE, which allows access to additional services. Access to J-STAGE is free, and the site is available independent of the UW Libraries website. NOTE: When accessing the database on non-campus computers, using Google Chrome is recommended (PDF files may not open in Internet Explorer or Firefox on computers with older versions of Windows, unless the Abode Reader Font Pack for Japanese has been installed).
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  • E-Tripitaka is the electronic edition of a large collection of Chinese Buddhist Canon that is used throughout East Asia. The main language is Chinese, with citations, fragments and notes in other languages and scripts, including Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Japanese and others. The aim of CBETA is “to provide an electronic edition of Chinese Buddhist texts that is as accurate and reliable as possible and that can serve as a foundation for further work both in Buddhist Studies and for Buddhist communities. (Updates vary)
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  • MedlinePlus is an extensive consumer health site with access to information about specific diseases and conditions from the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, health organizations and academic medical centers. Additional information includes health dictionaries and encyclopedias, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials. Both health professionals and consumers can depend on it for accurate, current health information. (Updated daily)
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  • DBPIA : Nurimedia scientific database service which provides the original web service by building scholarly journals that are published by superior society, publishing company, and research institute, etc. of Korea from the first issue to the recent one KRPIA : Web database service which is provided by building reference data such as history, folk customs, culture & art, literature, natural science, scientific technology, construction, dictionary, etc. of Korea into the original, the original text DB, image, and 3D.
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  • Kikuzo II contains five separate sections: 1. Asahi Shinbun, Shukan Asahi, and AERA: full-text database (1984 to the present) 2. Asahi Shinbun Shukusatsuban: newspaper-page database (1879-1989) 3. Chie-zo: dictionary of contemporary terms 4. Jinbutsu: Who's Who 5. Rekishi Shashin: historical photo archive (1930s-1945) (Updated daily)
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  • This database is a citation index to periodical articles published in Japanese since 1868. Based on Meiji-Taisho-Showa-zenki Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Shusei, the database complements NDL's online index to magazines and periodicals (Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan Zasshi Kiji Sakuin). In addition, the coverage includes nationally distributed periodicals (Zenkoku-shi) and regionally published periodicals (Chiho-shi) as well as those published in former Japanese colonies (such as Toa Dobunkai and Toa Dobunshoin Daigaku). (Updates unknown)
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  • Taiwan nichinichi shinpo was an official newspaper of the Taiwanese government under Japanese colonial rule. In the wake of the changing status of affairs, this daily newspaper included news about legislation and the fluctuation of the social hierarchy, in addition to chronicling current events, and cultural activities. The paper was published in Japanese from 1898-1944, and added Chinese text from 1905-1911. It is one of the most indispensable resources for the study of Taiwanese history during the colonial period.
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  • Series 1-7 offers more than 300 significant 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from all 50 present states. Series 1, 1690-1876: contains more than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876. Focusing largely on the 18th century, Series 1 is based on Clarence S. Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other bibliographies. Series II, 1758-1900: With more than one million pages from over 200 18th- and 19th-century newspapers, Series II focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860, when the number of titles began to rise dramatically as westward expansion and the penny press helped create thousands of local newspapers and daily editions replaced many weeklies. Along with Series III, Series II provides in-depth coverage of the mid-19th century, including the Civil War. Series III, 1829-1922: With over 125 additional 19th- and 20th-century newspapers totaling more than one million pages, Series III focuses on the period between 1861 and 1900. Its coverage includes the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Progressive Era and extends to World War I and beyond. Many of the titles in Series IV are of historical significance, including The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison's powerful anti-slavery newspaper. Others include the New Orleans Daily Creole, the first African-American newspaper in America Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Star), the first newspaper in Kansas and the first to be printed wholly in a native American language the Gaceta de Texas, the first newspaper in Texas and the Maryland Gazette, the oldest continuously published newspaper in America. Many titles in Series V are of special historical significance, including the North Star, the famous anti-slavery newspaper founded by Frederick Douglass. Others include the New Hampshire Sentinel, the first newspaper in the state Hokubei Jiji (The North American) the first Japanese-language newspaper in Seattle. Early American Newspapers Series 10, 11, and 12 added in 2016 provide full publication text coverage of selected American newspapers from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. These three module contain content from over 300 individual newspaper titles from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. (Updated annually)
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  • This is the third collection in Readex's American Ethnic Newspaper series following the African-American and Hispanic modules. Based on titles from the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, it includes more than 130 fully searchable newspapers in ten languages from across the country. This resource assists greatly with the documentation of immigrant ethnic groups, primarly focused on Czechs, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Polish, and Slovak communities.
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  • MagazinePlus is the largest collection of Japanese databases. With over 5.2 million items, it consolidates five separate databases: Zasshi Kiji Sakuin (an index to 9396 Japanese language and 102 Western language scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, with coverage from 1975-present, updated twice a month); Jānaru Indekkusu (an index to weekly and monthly magazines, with coverage from 1981-present, updated weekly); Joint (an index to 1300 economic journals, with coverage from 1981-1995); KSK (an index to foreign journals on industries, with coverage from 1986-present, updated every 2-3 months); Gakkai nenpō kenkyū hūkoku ronbun sōran (an index to annual publications of academic societies, with coverage from 1945-1995); and Ronbunshū naiyō saimoku sōran (an index to monographic books and conference papers, with coverage from 1945-1998). (Update frequency varies with index)
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  • The IBSS indexes the information contained in over 2,600 social sciences journals and 6,000 books each year. Coverage includes both core and specialized material from over 100 countries in more than 90 languages in the fields of economics, political science, sociology and anthropology. Approximately 70% of the records are in English. (Updated quarterly)
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  • This dictionary-database represents the ongoing results of 20 years of research in East Asian pre-modern texts, from Zhou dynasty materials to nineteenth-century writings in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnamese. Including information on Chinese terminology derived from Confucianism, Daoism, secular literature, poetry, and historical works. Originally, this compilation, and the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism were initiated as a single compilation, but were eventually separated to encourage specialized usage and participation in experts from both classical Chinese and Buddhist studies sub-specialties. The present work is intended to fill the dearth in Western lexicographical resources on traditional East and South East Asian languages, literature, history, philosophy and religion.
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