New Trials to Chinese Music and Ebook Databases

Princeton, May 21, 2024:

Princeton users now have trial access to the following two databases. The databases are accessible on and off-campus via the links provided below.

China Database for Traditional Music
This database provides access to roughly 5,500 digitized media with more than 35,000 individual recordings. The recordings can be searched and browsed by artist, title, classification, language, time, and instrumentation. The database is particularly strong for various types of Chinese opera, national minorities music, and revolutionary music. The database is structured in eight sub-sections: Revolutionary Music, Chinese Opera, Chinese Folk Art, Ethnic Songs, Ethnic Instrumental Music, Dance Music, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Mongolian Music
Trial period: until July 31, 2024

Ainosco Search
Conceptually this database is similar to Google Books and Duxiu. The database allows full-text searching for Chinese monographs (mainly from Taiwan) and also includes reading access for a subset of the searchable books as eBooks (again mainly from Taiwan). What is special, is that it allows readers to conduct full-text searches on a broad range of our print books from Taiwan and links the results to our physical holdings of those books via the Princeton catalog, even if full-text access of the eBook is not available via this database. Trial access to the database is available on campus.
Trial period: until June 30, 2024

Please send any feedback on these databases to the Chinese Studies Librarian.

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