Using the Databases
You can browse the database content on "Browse" page by subject. For COJ, you can use this function to browse each journal title in the same manner as for print copies. Search function is also provided to quickly locate a
Two different methods have been provided for searching the individual
databse - Quick Search and ADVANCED Search.
Which Search to Choose?
Use Quick Search for a search as simple or complex as you like.
Use Advanced Search to combine search terms and specific limits.
Input Your Search Terms:
Our search engine is NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless
of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example,
searches for "China", "CHINA" will all return
the same results
By default, the phrase you inputted will be treated as
words. For example, the search term "中国" will be the same
as searching for the appearance of "中" or “国” or “中国”.
Sometimes, however, you maybe only interested in the results that
include an exact phrase. In this case, simply put quotation marks
around your search terms, such as "中国",“Chinese studies”.
Phrase searches are particularly effective if you're searching for
author names or paper titles.
Focusing Your Search
Using the field drop-down menu, you can specify the location the
search term appears, such as the TITLE field. Most databases contain
a Title field, an Author field, an Institution field, a Keyword
field and an Abstract field so that you can search for these information
in the Cross-Database Search..
Setting Search Limits
Some databases (COJ, ECOJ, DOC, ACIC, ECIC) provide subject fields,
which let you limit your searches in specific subjects. We also
provided time limits to specify the publication time.
To search multiple databases simultaneously, you can try our Cross-Databse
Searching, which reduce the amount of time spent searching each
database individually and can open up a number of new information
sources to you.
The search records in the Cross-Database Search are grouped by
database. Links are provided at the right of the list so the user
can jump to the results for any database.