Monday, September 21, 2015

Korean Database Trial: Chosun Ilbo Archive, Donga Ilbo Archive, Korean Studies Information Service System

The Lawrence and Edwards campuses of the University of Kansas now have online access to the following databases.  Trials of these Korean language databases can be accessed via the libraries’ New Database Trials page at  
The Korean Studies library guide has also listed these databases for easy access

Chosun Ilbo Archive  (
This major full-text database of Chosǒn ilbo supports various search options for precise retrieval. PDF images are also accessible by selecting specific dates. Provider/Platform/Publisher: Korean Studies Information (KSI)    
·         Trial expires: October 23, 2015

Donga Ilbo Archive (
Provides searchable metadata and full-image reproductions of Tonga (Donga) Ilbo (1920-current) in pdf format.Provider/Platform/Publisher: Korean Studies Information (KSI)    
·         Trial expires: October 23, 2015

KU Libraries have been subscribing to KISS for several years through the E-Korean Studies. Starting March 2016, KISS will provide direct service for oversea users.  This trial is provided by KISS which include access to KSI ebooks.  Provider/Platform/Publisher: Korean Studies Information (KSI)    
·         Trial expires: October 23, 2015

Full-text searchable journal databases and theses and dissertations held in more than 150 universities in South Korea, and over 7 million bibliographic records.Provider/Platform/Publisher: The Korea Education Research Information Service (KERIS)
·         Trial expires: December 31, 2015

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