The East Asia Collection of the UDE
The library of the Institute of East Asian Studies is integrated as East Asia Collection in the University Library (UL), and therefore applies the UL’s regulations for use, acquisition policy and budget requirements. However, the collection has its own location from D76 to D87 in the first floor of the branch library LK.
The collection reflects the contemporary relevance and interdisciplinary nature of East Asian Studies. The main collection areas are politics, economy, society, geography, modern history, culture and the modern languages of China, Japan and Korea.
The Collection currently holds about 31,000 monographs and more than 500 periodicals including ongoing subscriptions. The total holdings of the East Asian Collection are recorded in the networked electronic database of University Libraries of North Rhine-Westphalia and can be retrieved from the catalogue “Primo” of the UL.
The University Library has a number of subject-oriented databases. The subject area of East Asian Studies offers a constantly growing range of databases, reference works, portals and newspapers. These can be accessed via the homepage of the UL under the menu items “databases / in subject order / Ostasienwissenschaften”.
Since the IN-EAST has a license agreement with the Berlin State Library, students and members of our institute may use the shared licensed databases from East Asia via CrossAsia, the virtual portal of the Asian studies. User registration is recommended to use the full range of CrossAsia services.
Blauer Leihverkehr (Blue Loan Service) is a special form of interlibrary loan, which provides direct delivery of literature in original languages. It is based on a loan agreement between East, Southeast and Central Asian research institutes and the East Asia Department of the Berlin State Library, to which our institute is affiliated. Institute members may obtain original East Asian literature through the electronic order form.
For further information, please contact Ms. Rita Németh, the library’s representative.