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About Siku Quanshu


This collection was compiled in the Qing dynasty, between 1773 and 1782. It is the most comprehensive collection of Chinese scholarship from antiquity to the eighteenth century, including history, geography, politics, economics, science, technology, philosophy and the arts. It contains 3,460 works, in more than 36,000 volumes.

It is not yet available on the web but only via a client program. The client program has been installed on all public workstations in the East Asian Library. Launch the database from the Programs menu on the computer and then access it by clicking on 'IP Login.'

If you wish to install it on your own on-campus computer with Microsoft operating system, you may download the Client Program (setup.exe) using Internet Explorer (it will not work with Firefox), by following the Installation Guide at http://us.subscriptionv3.skqs.com/skqs/download/. Access to Siku Quanshu is not available from non-WU IP addresses (not available from off-campus).

Sources See above.
Dates Covered Up to the eighteenth century.
Help Documents Available within database.
Print Counterpart (backfiles) None.
Provider East View Information Services
Access Via client software from computers on the WU campuses.
Need assistance with this database?
Contact the Olin Library Help Desk, at 935-5410, or your Subject Librarian.