Korean Electronic Resources
Since 2008, the Asian Division has been acquiring Korean e-resources. The databases listed below are continuing subscriptions and can only be accessed from the Asian Reading Room.
Daily Newspaper Archive http://srchdb1.chosun.com/pdf/i_archive/
Contains the full-text in Korean (with images) of articles from the Chosun
Ilbo, the most widely read newspapers published in South Korea. [Search in Korean
Coverage: 1920 to present.
E-Korean Studies is an integrated and comprehensive service whose objective is to make electronic resources in the field of Korean studies accessible worldwide. It offers various contents and sources in all academic disciplines of Korean Studies. Offerings cover the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, medical sciences, physical education, and various sources of content, including monographs, periodicals and newspapers, dissertations and research reports, law, classical literature and video lectures. Of special interest to many will be the inclusion of North Korean academic journals.
Coverage: various dates
North Korea's Newspaper & Journals Database http://www.dprkmedia.com/
Full text of journals and newspapers published North Korea, including the
English edition of the Pyongyang Times. Searchable by keywords, and browsable
by subject areas or journal/newspaper titles. [Search in Korean &
Law n B http://www.lawnb.com/index.asp
The Korean legal information service provides access to cases, statutes and other legal references for Korea. [Search in Korean only]
Coverage: various dates
Assembly Library (Korea) Databases http://www.dlibrary.go.kr/
The full-text databases contain over five million items, including monographs,
government publications, and dissertations covering all subject fields. [Search
in Korean & Japanese]
Naver News Library http://newslibrary.naver.com/search/searchByDate.nhn
This renowned search engine and portal service in Korea is offering high-quality news archive services for four major Korean newspapers (Tonga ilbo, Kyonghyang sinmun, Maeil kyongje, and Hangyore). The integrating database enables users to explore the history of Korea in a wide range of categories according to subjects (e.g. politics, economy) and document types (e.g., news articles, advertisement). [Search in Korean only]
Coverage: 1920 - 1999