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The guide provides some starting points for your research on China at Duke. If you have in-depth questions, comments about this website, want to suggest a title for purchase, schedule a library instruction session, or set up a personal research consultation, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gamble Photograph Exhibit in Beijing
BEIJING THROUGH SIDNEY GAMBLE'S CAMERA
Searching Chinese materials at Duke
Duke’s Chinese collection focuses on contemporary economics, politics and society, public policy and popular cultures and Buddhist and avant-garde art history. Search in Duke catalog to find Chinese language materials:
In general, enter the Pinyin for each Chinese character with a space, such as Ying Han Da Ci Dian for 英漢大詞典. However, sometimes you need to join syllables, examples:
Chinese searches entered in keyword searches retrieve records across Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Terms can be combined using Boolean operators; you can also combine terms in different languages -- Chinese characters, Japanese kana, Korean Hangul and English. Character adjacency is the default, so combining characters will produce results for the compound not the single characters.
Duke has a longstanding cooperative collection development agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Search at TRLN http://search.trln.org/ to find titles at both Duke and UNC.