Academic Databases

Duke Kunshan University Library subscribes to multiple academic databases to support faculty’s and students’ research and learning. The databases listed below are accessible to DKU users only.

ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s platform for peer-reviewed journals in the areas of physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities. It contains indexing, abstracts, and tables of contents for over 2,500 journals.

Access Instructions:

China Academic Digital Associative Library 

The China Academic Digital Associative Library (CADAL) is invested and constructed by the state as a key project of the Ministry of Education’s “211” project which is jointly built and shared by Zhejiang University, universities and research institutions at home and abroad.

CADAL has over 2.6 million online resources including ancient books, books during the Republic of China, modern books, foreign books, Manchuria railway profiles,  local chronicles, and oversea remittance, covering science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, humanities, and social sciences.

Access Instructions:

  • You may refer to detailed instructions in Chinese in this article. Please follow all the steps carefully in order to create the correct type of account.
  • DKU users can register to use CADAL resources by clicking login/register on the upper right corner of the home page: http://cadal.edu.cn.
  • Use cn email to register, then you can access CADAL resources either on or off campus.
  • As CADAL is a Chinese resource, you may need to understand Chinese to utilize the resource.
 

The China Academic Digital Associative Library (CADAL) is invested and constructed by the state as a key project of the Ministry of Education’s “211” project which is jointly built and shared by Zhejiang University, universities and research institutions at home and abroad.

Wind Financial Terminal

Wind Financial Terminal is a one-stop platform for Chinese financial data and information. The terminal integrates the most comprehensive and accurate market data, fundamental data, research, news, and analytics tools across all asset classes in China.

Access Instructions:

  • Wind Financial Terminal can be accessed on the #1 and #2 Windows desktops on the second floor of the Library in Academic Building.
  • Wind Financial Terminal can also be accessed from the public Dell laptop for three hours each time. Visit AB 2101B to borrow the laptop.
  • Official accounts have been logged in on the desktops and the laptop. Do not replace them with personal accounts.

 
If you have special requests, please send an email to dkulibrary@dukekunshan.edu.cn

Help and Support:

  • DKU Librarians can provide training for Wind on request.

Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) Corpora

Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is an open consortium that supports language-related teaching and research through the creation and provision of data linguistic resources, such as data collections, corpora, software, research papers and specifications. LDC is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and is a center within the University’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Please note: all DKU-licensed corpora downloads will first be approved by the DKU LDC administrator. You must email dkulibrary@dukekunshan.edu.cn in advance when you download any of the licensed data.

Access Instructions:

  1. Go to the LDC sign-up page to create your account. You will need to accept the LDC Online User Agreement before you proceed.
  2. Enter all the requested details on the sign-up form. Please note:
    • You must use your DKU email address to register.
    • You must enter Duke Kunshan University in the organization field.
  3. After you submit your details, please complete this Qualtrics survey for the DKU LDC administrator to verify your registration. You will be notified by email once the verification is complete.
  4. Once the verification is complete, you can login to access LDC.

 
If you have any questions about registering for or using LDC, please send an email to dkulibrary@dukekunshan.edu.cn

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