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Korean Studies

This guides primarily describes resources available at the UMD Libraries for research on Korean Studies. The guide also directs researchers to collections and resources beyond the UMD Libraries.

Find journal articles in these databases [KOREAN]

DBpia - A full text database including more than two million articles from about 3,300 Korean scholarly journals in 8 different fields of humanities, social science, natural science, engineering, medical science, Agriculture & fishery, Art & Kinesiology, and other interdisciplinary studies.  All the back issues of each journal title are available and title, author, keyword, journal title and publisher searchable. [Full-text]   

North Korean Serials Databases (NKSIP) - Maintained by the Library of Congress, this database provides article-level index information for the North Korean serials.  [Index]  

RISS International- Korean Education and Research Information Service - This portal provides access to many Korean scholarly journal articles.  Some full-text access available. [Index/Full-text] 

KCI-Korean Journal Database (within Web of Science) - This database provides access to articles from over 2,500 multidisciplinary Korean journals.  Managed by the National Research Foundation of Korea.  Subject coverage includes Arts and Humanities, Social Science, and Technology.  Coverage 1980s to present.  In a drop-down menu for "Select a database," in Web of Science, choose KCI-Korean Journal Database. [Full-text]   

한국근현대잡지자료 (국사편찬위원회) - Korean journals in the early 20th century. [Index/Full-text] 

Find journal articles in these databases [ENGLISH]

Academic Search Ultimate - Multi-disciplinary and one of the biggest databases subscribed at UMD.  It provides peer-reviewed full-text journal articles as well as magazines, newspapers, and books. [Full-text]     

Asia-Studies - Asia-Studies.com brings together thousands of full-text reports covering 53 countries on a multitude of business, government, economic, and social issues.  [Full-text]     

Asia-Studies Humanities - Section of the Asia-Studies Full-text Online database that focuses on the traditional Humanities aspects of Asian Studies: Arts, Culture, History, Language, Literature, Philosophy, Religion. Includes peer reviewed journals, peer reviewed e-journals, scholarly institutional publishers, working papers. [Full-text]    

Bibliography of Asian Studies - References Western-language books, journal articles, and conference proceedings, including citations to all articles from the 100 most-used journals in Asian Studies. [Full-text and Index]     

Historical Abstracts with Full-Text - Core international history database now includes unique full-text coverage of nearly 200 journals and 100 books. It also provides indexing for over 1700 journals from 1964 to the present. [Full-text and Index]     

JSTOR - Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes complete runs of journals with full-text of all articles published from volume 1, issue 1. Most journals have a “moving wall” (time lag) of three to five years between the most current issue published and content available on JSTOR. [Full-text]    

MLA International Bibliography with Full Text - Indexes journals, books, essay collections, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies published worldwide in the areas of literary criticism, language, linguistics, rhetoric, and folklore of all countries. Covers over 1,000 journals.

Project Muse - Full text of recent issues of over 240 journals from 40 scholarly publishers. Covers the fields of literary studies, history, the visual & performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many other arts and humanities and social science disciplines.  The majority of the journals coverage is from 1997 to the present. [Full-text]