Welcome to the Chinese Studies and Language Subject Research Guide
Your subject librarians have designed this guide to highlight online resources at the University of Melbourne Library that are relevant to Chinese Studies and Language.
This guide is intended to be a starting point for your research. For a more comprehensive list of Library resources for this subject please visit the A-Z eJournals and Databases website.
Note: The buttons below will open resources in new windows.
Expand the following sections to view some resources you may find useful in your Chinese language studies.
The databases below are multidisciplinary so you can expect lots of results from different subject areas.
For Chinese language journals, please visit the China Academic Journals full-text Database, and browse journal titles by clicking the Journal Navigation button.
You can view a selection of online Chinese Studies eJournals (English language) that the Library holds by clicking on the button below (this will open in a new window). For a more comprehensive list of eJournals please visit our A-Z eJournals page.
To find English language books for your topic in library Catalogue, use a keyword search. For example:
Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results. These four techniques can help you focus your search:
The video below (3:47 mins) explains how you can use these advanced search techniques to quickly find relevant books and ebooks in the catalogue:
Request books from other universities through the BONUS+ catalogue and collect them from any Unimelb branch library.
Visit the BONUS+ webpage for more info.
You can also utilize the following website:
For more information about finding news, click on the button below (this will open in a new window).
Visit the Baillieu Library for on-site access to the University of Melbourne Library's Chinese Historical Newspapers in Microform Collection (this will open in a new window).
Click on the button below to browse all online primary source databases the Library subscribes to (it will open in a new tab).
You can sort the list by searching with China in the search box.
The Chinese rare and cultural book collection comprises more than 7,000 volumes of oriental-style works dating from the 1600s to 1935 including:
Items can be requested for viewing in the Special Collections Reading Room at Baillieu Library, Level 3. Featured collections include:
The University of Melbourne Library holds a significant Chinese Microform Collection containing a wealth of primary and secondary source material. For example, 红卫兵资料 OR 申報; 大公報. For more information about accessing the microforms collection, click on the button below (this will open in a new window).
Click on the button below to view a selection of resources on Chinese legal research that the Library holds (this will open in a new window).
The Library has a referencing tool Re:Cite which provides easy-to-follow instructions on citing and referencing in popular citation styles, ie. APA, Chicago, etc. The instructions are based on the style manual.
However, citing sources in languages other than English could be tricky, which may not be covered by Re:Cite. In that case, you need to check the more comprehensive style manual.
For example, if you need to cite a Chinese language source (or a translated edition of a Chinese source / a Chinese translation of a foreign language source, etc.) in Chicago style:
For other citation styles, the above strategies are also applicable.