Trial E-Resources

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English Trial Databases

中文電子數據庫試用


Nexis Uni

Trail Period:  until 18 Feb 2021

URL: https://www.lib.eduhk.hk/cgi-bin/WAMConnMgr?sid=trial_nexisuni

Please send your comments by completing the evaluation form: National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888-2015

Nexis Uni provides fulltext to news, business and legal information. Newspapers date back to the 1970's. Coverage of news and current events, government, business, medical, and legal topics, as well as general reference information is included. Formats found in the database are: international and domestic newspapers, magazines and trade journals, broadcast transcripts (NPR, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN), company financial information, industry and market news, case law, law reviews, medical news and abstracts, and country profiles. Click here to check out more about this product.  

Currently Library has subscribed similar type of database called ‘Factiva’.

SCMP Compass

Trail Period: until 12 Feb 2021

URL: https://www.lib.eduhk.hk/cgi-bin/WAMConnMgr?sid=trial_compress

Please send your comments by completing the evaluation form: National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888-2015

SCMP Compass provides access to over 175 years of archive news in English from SCMP (1903-2019) and China Mail (1845-1974) on one single platform:

  • 10+ million articles
  • 2.1+ million Newspaper pages
  • 1+ million historical photos
  • 500,000+ infographics and political cartoons

Chinese Maritime Customs Service Publications

Trail Period: until 31 Jan 2021

URL: https://www.lib.eduhk.hk/cgi-bin/WAMConnMgr?sid=trial_GDSC

Please send your comments by completing the evaluation form: National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888-2015

The Maritime Customs Service of China (1854–1949) compiled and produced a huge number of publications from 1859 to 1949. These publications fall under six series: Statistical Series, Special Series, Miscellaneous Series, Service Series, Office Series, and Inspectorate Series. Out of these, the Statistical Series boasted the largest output. This collection is sourced from the 2nd Historical Archives of China in Nanjing and incorporates the core of the Statistical Series, including

  • Returns of the Import and Export Trade (or Returns of the trade), 1859–1866
  • Returns of Trade at the Treaty Ports in China, 1867–1881
  • Returns of Trade at the treaty Ports and Trade Report, 1882–1919 (bilingual: English & Chinese; Chinese version missing for 1885)
  • Foreign Trade of China, 1920–1931 (bilingual: English & Chinese)
  • The Trade of China, 1932–1948 (bilingual: English & Chinese)
  • Decennial Reports on the Trade, Industries, etc., of the Ports Open to Foreign Commerce, and on the Condition and Development of the Treaty Port Provinces, 1882–1931 (bilingual: English & Chinese)
  • Annual Returns of the Foreign Trade of Manchoukuo, 1932–1936 (bilingual: Chinese & English)
  • Monthly Returns of the Foreign Trade of Manchoukuo, January 1938–September 1940 (bilingual: Chinese & English)

These publications together provide the only reliable and usable data for the study of Chinese trade and economy during the century-long period from mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.