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Chinese Studies - Digital/Electronic Sources: COVID-19 Open Access Source

This research guide helps you to find resources related to China studies including China's foreign relations, history, politics, military, economy, culture, language, religion and etc.

COVID-19 Open Access Sources

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak many publishers and vendors are making some or all of their content freely available. The list of China studies related open access databases is compiled by Dr. Yan He, China Studies Librarian. The English source guide is Harvard University Libraries and elsewhere. These material are not normally available through regular Gelman Library subscriptions.

COVID-19 Open Access Sources

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

* Please be aware: for certain databases that are IP based, please log into your library account (GWID) and/or use GW VPN

Airiti. Until: April 30, 2021 (GW VPN required)

CEPIEC: Until June 30, 2021 (GW VPN required)

Shanghai Municipal Library: Until: April 21, 2020. Webpage:  (GW VPN required)

  • 《中国近代图书全文数据库》
  • 《中国近代中文期刊全文数据库;电影专题》(全文检索版)
  • 《中国近代中文报纸全文数据库 申报》
  • 《图述百年;中国近代文献图库》


CNKI (IP Based login).  (GW VPN required)

HYweb Technology: Until: June 30, 2021,  (GW VPN required)

Academia Sinica (individual account).



In response to the COVID-19 outbreak many publishers and vendors are making some or all of their content freely available. This guide is compiled from collective efforts of GW librarians and librarians from other academic libraries. Please see a more comprehensive list of offers from Harvard University Libraries.


  • National Emergency Library (A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed)


Please see Gelman's research guide for Ebooks which also include more COVID-19 open access Ebooks. 


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