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Chinese (Minor): Research Help

Welcome to the Chinese Language Research Guide!

This guide is to help you get a jumpstart on Chinese language acquisition by giving an overview of what Chinese language resources are available in the library, along with some quick tips on how to find and use them. This guide was built in support of the SUU Chinese minor program.


Sherratt Library provides access to a number of databases on a wide range of subjects. Below is a list of databases with content related to Mandarin Chinese language and literature:

Other Online Resources

Periodicals and Serials

Although many of the journals and annuals we have in Sherratt Library are available in electronic form, sometimes a print copy is the only way to go. Below is a list of periodicals and serials we have in print and electronic formats. (Note: Print copies of periodicals are housed in the collapsible shelves on the first level, organized alphabetically by title, where serials are in the book shelves, organized by call number, like books).

Books and eBooks

At Sherratt Library we use the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to organize the items on our shelves. These call numbers on the spines are used for most of our items, including print books and ebooks. Below is a list of call numbers that relate to Chinese (browsing these sections in the shelves on the 2nd level or in Reference on the 1st level, can reveal resources you never knew you needed)!

PL1001-3208 Chinese language and literature 

  • PL1001-1960 Chinese language
  • PL2250-3208 Chinese literature
  • PL2250-2443 History and criticism
  • PL2450-2659 Collections
  • PL2661-2979 Individual authors and works
  • PL3030-3208 Provincial, local, colonial, etc. 

Chinese language materials will also appear in other sections and collections, such as the juvenile collection, so see the tab about how to search for Chinese language materials for a more inclusive scope of what we have.

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