Expanded access to Chinese databases
Princeton, October 25, 2023.
Chinese Text Project – API access
Princeton users now can use special features of the Chinese Text Project website. The library provides access to the Chinese Text Project Application Programming Interface (CTP API) which facilitates usage of large amounts of textual data and metadata for text mining purposes and other digital humanities (DH) studies. The API works with external tools such as the C-Text Text Tools and the free DH tool MARKUS.
Because of the large amounts of traffic that is involved in using the API, direct usage of the API is currently limited to on-campus use as the library proxy server does not support API usage. For off-campus use of the API please connect to the University network via Sonic Wall VPN before accessing. An extensive description of the API is available at: https://ctext.org/tools/api
Expanded access to Lidai shiwenji zongku 歷代詩文集總庫
Thanks to the generous support of the East Asian Studies Program, access to the Erudition database Lidai shiwenji zongku 歷代詩文集總庫 (previously known as Lidai bieji ku 歷代別集庫) could be expanded by 4,000 additional titles published during the Qing. The Lidai shiwenji zongku consists of collected poetry writings and poetry anthologies.
The library only has access for one concurrent user for this database, and often demand is high; so please logout of the database when finished, in order to open that slot for the next person as soon as possible.
Access to the database is available on and off campus.