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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 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Articles & Books

Primary Sources

  • 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    Provides historical documents, images, oral statements regarding democracy movement of Korea, provided by the Korea Democracy Foundation.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.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Government, Law & Statistics

News & Newspapers

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