Books, periodicals, images, government documents, news and primary sources for Korea. Covers the Arts and Humanities, History, and the Social Sciences.
Last Updated: Aug 6, 2012
- DBpia 누리미디어 학술간행물
Full text database of Korean scholarly journals in humanities, social sciences and science.
- Kdatabase 한국현대사 통합데이터베이스
Provides scholarly journal articles on modern and contemporary Korea (post-1945). Keyword searching as well as browsing by period, topic, author and title.
- KISS 한국학술정보; 학술지원문데이터베이스
Full text database of Korean scholarly journal articles, university publications, and research papers in humanities, social sciences, and science.
- KPjournal 북한학술지 통합데이터베이스
Provides full text articles of North Korean academic journals in science and technology.
- KSI e-Book 한국학술정보단행본
Provides access to a wide range of e-books in PDF format. Texts can be downloaded and printed page-by-page.
- RISS International
Provides full text journal articles and academic dissertations as the single gateway to access comprehensive resources. ILL request function is also available.
- KoreaA2Z 한국학DB 콘텐츠
Full text databases on a variety of subjects including primary sources, reference resources, classical literature, and articles from older newspapers and journals
- Korean History and Culture Research Database 한국역사문화조사자료 데이터베이스
This database is a collection of excavation reports of historical sites in Korea operated by national and university museums, research institutions and associations since 1910.
- KRpia 한국의지식콘텐츠
Includes historical materials and records in the fields of history, literature, folk culture, nature, Chinese medicine, religion, etc.
- National Archives of Korea 국가기록원
Provides important records in Korea and abroad such as the Korean Empire official documents, Japanese colonial regime official documents, and records generated by the central and local governments such as presidential approval documents after the government establishment, including the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, which were registered as Memory of the World.
- Open Archives Korean Democratic Movement Archive 민주화운동 아카이브
Provides historical documents, images, oral statements regarding democracy movement of Korea, provided by the Korea Democracy Foundation.
- Korean History On-line 한국역사정보통합시스템
Integrated digital library on Korean history. Includes classical works, ancient documents, historical maps, official court records of the Choson Dynasty such as the Sungjongwon ilgi (Diary of the Royal Secretariat), materials related to anti-Japanese movement during the colonial period, important modern literature, newspapers and magazines, Korean translations of the works in Classical Chinese, and a basic dictionary of Korean history among many other items.
- Korean Database 디지탈 한국학
Provides information about Korean art, culture, folklore, history, literature, philosophy, and religion developed by the Academy of Korean Studies. Search by keyword and browse by subject.
- Encyclopedia of Korean Culture 디지털 한국민족문화대백과사전
A comprehensive encyclopedia about Korea compiled by the Academy of Korean Studies. Includes photographs, audiovisual materials, and maps. Access to this encyclopedia via KoreaA2Z.
- Historic Korean Figures 한국 역대인물 종합정보 시스템
A comprehensive database of more than 16,000 historic Korean figures from ancient to modern. Provides information the origins and history of Korean family names and the detailed lists of those who passed the official exams of the Chosŏn dynasty.
- Dictionary of Famous Figures in Korean Art 한국문화예술인 인명사전
A searchable database of famous figures in Korean art and history from the Chosŏn dynasty to the present.
- Biographical Dictionary of Korean 한국인 인명사전
Provides information about both South and North Korean figures and links various biographical databases in different areas such as science and technology, film industry, and prominent figures of North Korea. Several biographical databases offered by Korean news media are also included.
- LawnB Legal Information Service 로앤비법률정보서비스
Provides a portal service for all law-related issues, indexing 50 categories such as statues, precedents, administrative documents and statistics, academic articles, law journals, law-related news and others.
- KOSSDA (Korean Social Science Data Archive) 한국사회과학자료원
Provides Korea-related social science data such as survey and statistical data, as well as interviews, qualitative data, and archives of a range of materials in Korean language. Free if you access via the Korea Foundation website. Needs to log in the Korea Foundation.
- KOSIS 국가통계포털 (Korean statistical Information Service)
The official government statistics information site for various national and international statistical information, including regional statistics, operated by Statistics Korea (통계청).
- Korea Knowledge Portal 국가지식포털
The official gateway to South Korean government documents operated by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (한국정보문화진흥원).
- Korea National Statistical Office 통계청
Information about and links to a variety of statistical services. English-language page also available.
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- Naver News Library
Full-text Korean newspaper article database including the following four major newspapers; 東亞日報 = Dong-A ilbo (1920-1999), 京鄕新聞 = Kyunghyang Shinmun (1946-1999), 每日經濟新聞 = Maeil Business Newspaper (1966-1999), 한겨레 = The Hankyore (1988-1999)
- Newspaper Archives from 1896 - 1963: Korea Integrated News Database System (KINDS) 고신문
Full-text Korean newspaper article database at MEDIAGAON by Korea Press Foundation.
- Daily Newspaper Archives from 1960 - 1989: Korea Integrated News Database System (KINDS) 90년대 이전신문
Full-text Korean newspaper article database from 1960-1989 at MEDIAGAON by Korea Press Foundation: 경향신문, 동아일보, 서울신문, 한국일보, 경인일보, 광주일보, 대전일보, 매일신문, 국제신문, 부산일보, 영남일보, 전북일보, 제주일보, 충청일보
- Newspaper Archives by National Institute of Korean History 한국근현대신문자료
Image reproductions of a number of historical Korean newspapers from 1905 through 1962.
- 한성순보 (1883 - 1884), 한성주보 (1886 - 1888)
Published by Pankmunguk, an official printing office, Hansung Sunbo was the first modern newspaper in Korea. Full-text is available through KoreaA2Z 한국학DB 콘텐츠
- 京城日報 경성일보
Full-text Newspaper articles published daily from 1906 - 1945 as an official Japanese-language newspaper from colonial-period Korea.
- Korea Herald 코리아헤럴드
Leading English language newspaper in Korea. News archives available from 1998 through present at LexisNexis; from 2008 through present via World News Connection.
- Korea Times 코리아타임즈
Korean news in English. Articles from November 2002 are available as pdf files on the newspaper website for free. Newspaper archives available from 1990 through 2001 via Ethnic News Watch.
- Korea Government News Briefing 공감코리아 브리핑룸
Provides government press releases, presidential speeches, and information about government publications.
- KTV 국가기록영상관 (KTV 영상홍보원)
Taehan News, films, and voice recordings from government documentaries. Coverage begins in the 1950s and extends into the 1990s. An integrated search option is availabl