Davis Reference Desk
This Library of Congress classification system holds true for any library in the world using the LC system. For example, Chinese literature will be in the PLs, Women's Studies will be in the HQs, and regional studies for China will be in the DS classification.
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How Do I? Cite Sources? Conduct a Literature Review, etc.?
Can't find the article, book, or report you need at our library? You can request it from another library through interlibrary loan.c
Example of an academic journal article (click on the Project MUSE icon to view)
MLA International Bibliography
A major index for literary criticism, linguistics, folklore & cultural studies. In addition to indexing several thousand journals, MLA also covers relevant books, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. MLA now links to articles in both JSTOR & Project Muse.
Bibliography of Asian Studies
An important resource for Asian Studies. Try searching for "feminism" and "China," or "women" and "social conditions" and "China."
Academic Search Premier
Abstracts & references for articles from more than 8,200 scholarly, trade & general publications, & references for The NY Times. Less specialized for literary criticism than MLA but good for book reviews, etc. since about 1980.
JSTOR provides a retrospective archive of important scholarly journal literature in nearly all the humanities and social sciences disciplines, international and foreign areas studies, and many of the sciences.
Project Muse provides an archive of important scholarly journal literature in nearly all the humanities and social sciences disciplines.
Example of an academic book (at least the catalog record for one)
Searching for books in the Library's catalog is often best done by either Keywords or Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Start with a Keyword search and identify one or more relevant books. Then look at the LC subject headings given in the Full Records of those titles. You can follow the subject heading links in the catalog to find similar books, or you can use the terms in the subject headings to revise your search strategies. You may want to limit your searches to English language publications. Here are some sample searches.
Keyword Search: feminism literature china
Browse by LC Subject Heading: Chinese literature -- Women authors.
Browse by LC Subject Heading: Chinese literature -- 20th century -- Women authors.
Browse by LC Subject Heading: Feminism -- China..
Browse by LC Subject Heading: Sex role -- China.
Keyword Search: chinese literature women
Browse by LC Subject Heading: Women and literature -- China.
Browse by LC Subject Heading: Women -- China -- Social conditions.
Other Potentially Useful LC Subject Headings: Search for books By a literary author as an Author search; search for books About a literary author as a Subject search. Author: Zhang, Ailing Subject: Zhang, Ailing
Women -- China -- History.
Feminism -- China -- History.
Women -- Employment -- China -- History.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- China -- History.
Search for books By a literary author as an Author search; search for books About a literary author as a Subject search.
Author: Zhang, Ailing
Subject: Zhang, Ailing
MCLC Resource Center: Modern Chinese Literature & Culture Center (Ohio State)
Provides bibliographies of general studies, individual author studies, links to image archives, etc.
The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature. General editor, Joshua Mostow. New York : Columbia University Press, c2003.
Davis Reference PL493 .C55 2003
Literature Resource Center.
Not restricted to Chinese women writers, this database provides biographical/critical articles on literary authors. Some of the eletronic essays on Chinese women writers are taken from the following print volume,Chinese Fiction Writers, 1900-1949, Volume 328 of the series Dictionary of Literary Biography (Davis Reference Row 3 PS21 .D5185 1978-To Date). The print volumes include many illustrations that the electronic essays do not.
China Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the People's Republic. 2 vols. Edited by Jing Luo. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Davis Reference DS777.6 .C458 2005
Cultural Atlas of China. By Caroline Blunden and Mark Elvin. Rev. ed. New York : Checkmark Books, c1998.
Davis Reference DS721 .B56 1998
Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy. Antonio S. Cua, editor. New York : Routledge, 2003.
See entries on Confucianism, Marxism, etc.
Davis Reference B126 .E496 2003
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture. Edited by Edward L. Davis. London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Davis Reference DS779.23 .E53 2005
Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women . Editors-in-chief, Lily Xiao Hong Lee and A.D. Stefanowska; assisted by Sue Wiles. Armonk, N.Y. : M. E. Sharpe, c1998- 1. The Qing Period, 1644-1911 -- [2.] The twentieth century, 1912-2000
Davis Reference HQ1767.5.A3 B56 1998
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide. Asia and Oceania. Editor-in-chief, Lynn Walter ; volume editor, Manisha Desai. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Davis Reference HQ1115 .G74 2003
WWW Virtual Library Women's History (China)
Includes an excellent bibliography of women in Chinese history, as well as a collection of women on propaganda posters-- "Iron Women and Foxy Ladies."
The China Experience (University of Maine at Farmington's Exchange Program with Beijing Polytechnic University)
Includes photos of Bejing, Shanghai, etc.