A trial for a Chinese language database, Minguo tu shu shu ju ku 民国图书数据库, has been set up for Yale University users from now to April 1, 2018. The database has been added to the Library’s Chinese studies research guide. Since the access is controlled by Yale IP ranges, you have to login Yale VPN first to get access from off-campus locations. User’s guide is available.
Produced by the National Library of China Press, the database contains about 150,000 titles (more than 28,590,000 pages) of Chinese books published between 1911 and 1949. The subjects include not only humanities and social sciences, but also technology, natural and medical sciences. Many titles included in these databases are not available anywhere in the world.
Please feel free to contact Michael Meng, Librarian for Chinese Studies, if you have any questions about the trial.