China Research Gateway presents the full spectrum of Chinese research, with exhaustive representation of STEM, social science, and humanities disciplines

China is not only a rich subject for scholarly inquiry, it is also one of the world’s most prolific sources of research across all disciplines. The scale of Chinese scholarly output in areas such as artificial intelligence, materials science, medicine, transportation, climate science, cyber security, communications technology, and quantum computing is extraordinary and continues to grow, making it essential for institutions to expand their intake of Chinese e-resources.

China Research Gateway (CRG) from East View Information Services closes the gap, bringing together the full spectrum of research emerging from China in one convenient and comprehensive package, including a wealth of English-language content. CRG presents a centralized means for discovery and access to this rich trove of research, specifically tailored to serve the needs of North American scholars and institutions.

Read on below to learn more about the benefits CRG brings to your institution and the various e-resources included in it.

Benefits of China Research Gateway

Make efficient use of your funding: Purchased separately, the resources in CRG would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. CRG provides comprehensive coverage of Chinese research across a wide range of subjects at a manageable price, allowing your institution to maximize funding and serve the widest audience of scholars possible.

Simplify acquisition and use of Chinese e-resources: The current state of Chinese e-resources is quite fragmented, with numerous smaller resources competing for attention, each with its own platform, business model, and even license agreement. CRG simplifies the decision-making process, offering a single unified portfolio of resources and providing unrestricted access to the fullest spectrum of research content from China.

Support equity, diversity, and inclusion in your library collections: CRG provides scholars with access to publications from China like never before, helping to promote critical thinking, information exchange, and discovery of different perspectives across a wide variety of disciplines.

Simplify access with a single, uniform portal: CRG provides an intuitive, English-language portal designed by East View for ease of browsing and accessing all the databases included. Users will have access to uniform information across all CRG resources, plus supplementary materials such as fact sheets, title lists, and user guides.

Support scholars with abundant resources on the latest research from China: CRG presents an unparalleled depth and breadth of sources, including scholarly journals, monographs, statistical publications, government documents, newspapers, dissertations, patents, and more, on the latest research across all disciplines, including STEM, social sciences, and humanities.

Support a wide range of scholars with English-language content from China: CRG features several English-language databases, including content from academic journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, yearbooks, and more. In addition, many other databases within CRG feature English-language interfaces and abstracts, and support searching in English, making these valuable resources more accessible to a wider audience.

Support visiting scholars and strengthen recruitment efforts: CRG offers visiting scholars and faculty from China a wealth of resources for their research, while also demonstrating to potential Chinese recruits the level to which your institution values the research coming out of China and how it supports the work being done by visiting scholars.

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Comprehensive Support for Multiple Disciplines

China Research Gateway opens up a new level of access to Chinese research, including an unprecedented breadth and depth of publications and improved organization and accessibility. With CRG, the whole is better than the sum of its parts. Together these resources can support robust answers to key questions in a number of disciplines. Use the links below to explore how CRG supports research for specific fields of study.

Learn More About CRG – Join Us for a Webinar!

East View is hosting a monthly webinar series for China Research Gateway (CRG). Each series will include three sessions: a general introduction, an overview of English-language resources in CRG, and a discipline-focused session. You may register for individual sessions or the entire series.

October Series: Focus on Humanities and Social Sciences (all webinars take place at 1:00 PM CST)

  • Tuesday, October 18 – China Research Gateway: Humanities in One Convenient Portal. Register here
  • Thursday, October 20 – China Research Gateway: Social Sciences – A New Level of Access. Register here

Past Series

Stay tuned for more information on next month’s webinar topics.

Contact us at [email protected] if you would like to sign up two or more people for the CRG Webinar.

Take a Closer Look at CRG Resources

Introduction to CRG

CRG: Access to the Full Spectrum of Cutting-Edge Research from China

CRG English Language Accessibility

Utilizing Chinese Research to Tackle Climate Change

Key Resources for Social Science Researchers

Advancing Medicine Through CNKI’s Resources

CRG: Your Gateway to Cutting-Edge Research From China

China Research Gateway puts a plethora of Chinese research at your fingertips. Continue below to explore the portfolio of e-resources included with CRG. The Comprehensive Databases provided with CRG form the core of any quality scholarly collection from China. These are not only the most popular types of sources for scholarly research – including journals, statistical publications, dissertations, and more – but are also the most widely adopted databases of Chinese publishing by North American academic libraries for the past 20 years. In addition, researchers can delve into an assortment of specialized Subject Databases. Each is crafted to address the particular needs of specialists in a field of study: from customized search and analysis features, to convenient compilations focused on the most compelling subjects from medicine to infrastructure to sinology.

CRG: Comprehensive Databases

Journals and Serial Publications

CAJ China Academic Journals
The most comprehensive full-text database of Chinese journals in the world, covering 99.9% of all academic journals published in China
Download: fact sheet | title list
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CMSD China Monographic Serials
The only monographic serials full-text database in China, presenting a collection of irregularly published literature from China
Download: fact sheet | title list

CYFD China Yearbooks
A comprehensive collection of authoritative Chinese yearbooks, including national, regional, industrial, and more
Download: fact sheet | title list


CDMD-CDFD China Doctoral Dissertations
The most comprehensive database of dissertations from top Chinese universities and research institutes
Download: fact sheet | title list

CDMD-CMFD China Master’s Theses
The most comprehensive database of theses from top Chinese universities and research institutes
Download: fact sheet | title list


CRWO China Reference Works
An indispensable reference collection of general and specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, atlases and more
Download: fact sheet | title list

Statistical Publications

CSYD China Statistical Yearbooks
The leading database of authoritative statistical data in China covering all aspects of China’s technical, economic, industrial, environmental, and social development
Download: fact sheet | title list

Conference Proceedings

CPCD-CPFD China Conference Proceedings
The most comprehensive full-text database of proceedings from national conferences in China
Download: fact sheet | title list

CPCD-IFPD International Conference Proceedings
A comprehensive collection of international conference proceedings on a wide variety of topics
Download: fact sheet | title list

News Media

CCND China Core Newspapers
Daily content from hundreds of Chinese newspapers
Download: fact sheet | title list

CRG: Subject Databases

English Content

AF AcademicFocus
A comprehensive resource of English-language content from China
Download: fact sheet | title list

AR Academic Reference
A one-stop search and discovery platform of China’s academic development, current research hotspots, and social culture for overseas colleges, universities, research institutions, and enterprises
Download: fact sheet | title list

CDI China Data Insights
A comprehensive data mining tool for English users to study the development of all industries in contemporary China
Download: fact sheet | title list

Citations, Indexing, Analysis

BSCA Monographic Impact Factor
In-depth analysis of citation frequency of books published in mainland China since 1949
Download: fact sheet

CAI AcademicImage
One-stop access to academic images on a wide variety of subjects, with links to source literature
Download: fact sheet

CCD Scholarly Citations Database
The largest and most complete citation database in China
Download: fact sheet

CDMDPJ Dissertation Impact Factor
A multi-dimensional evaluation tool for doctoral dissertations and master’s theses
Download: fact sheet

CSD China Scholars and Experts
The most comprehensive and complete scholar information query tool in China
Download: fact sheet

JCSA Journal Impact Factor
A robust statistical database for analyzing impact and influence of Chinese academic journals
Download: fact sheet

USAD University Research Achievements Analysis
A comprehensive reference tool for statistical analysis of scientific research achievements in Chinese universities
Download: fact sheet

STI (Science, Technology, Industry)

CAJX China STM Select Journals
A collection of premier academic journals from China in all areas of the exact sciences
Download: fact sheet | title list

CHB Maritime Industry
A comprehensive database designed specifically for the shipbuilding industry
Download: fact sheet

JT Transportation
The most comprehensive transportation industry resource library in China
Download: fact sheet

MC IT & Communication
A comprehensive resource for all IT and communications professionals, with an emphasis on new and emerging technologies
Download: fact sheet

SCPD China Patents
The most complete and accurate patent database of images and texts, and the only database associated with technology research and technological output in China
Download: fact sheet

SCSF Chinese Standards
An authoritative, accurate, and comprehensive standards knowledgebase for Chinese national standards
Download: fact sheet

SNAD China Sci-Tech Achievements
A comprehensive collection of technical project resources, including scientific and technological achievements and appraisal opinions
Download: fact sheet


CGGD China Government Gazettes
Authoritative collection of political newspapers, bulletins, announcements and other official regulations, proclamations, and research
Download: fact sheet | title list

CLKD China Legal Knowledge
中国法律知识资源总库 / 中国法律数字图书馆
A comprehensive cross-database legal knowledge discovery service for resources on Chinese laws and regulations
Download: fact sheet


CHKD Chinese Hospitals Knowledgebase
中国医院知识总库 / 中国医院数字图书馆
A comprehensive database offering a centralized data discovery and retrieval experience across a broad range of Chinese and western resources related to medicine and hospitals
Download: fact sheet

HCSA Hospital Publishing Citations
A comprehensive reference tool for statistical analysis of scientific research achievements in Chinese hospitals
Download: fact sheet

LCZL Applied Medicine
A comprehensive clinical diagnosis and treatment knowledgebase
Download: fact sheet

TCMD TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
A comprehensive knowledge service platform designed specifically for traditional Chinese medicine teaching, research, and practitioners
Download: fact sheet

A comprehensive collection of videos covering almost every field of traditional Chinese medicine
Download: fact sheet

Humanities and Social Sciences

CADT China Art Digital Library
A comprehensive collection of Chinese fine art images
Download: fact sheet | title list

CJFU Popular Interest Magazines
A comprehensive collection of well-known, high-quality magazines on a wide range of subjects
Download: fact sheet | title list

CJFY China Economics Journals
Authoritative discovery and analysis platform for microeconomic and macroeconomic publications and analysis reports
Download: fact sheet | title list

ICST Sinology
A comprehensive, systematic and complete collection of worldwide sinology and Chinese studies literature
Download: fact sheet | title list


CFJD Chinese Primary Education Journals
The largest full-text database of primary education periodicals in China
Download: fact sheet | title list

CJFR Chinese Higher Education Journals
The only domestic full-text database of journals on higher education teaching research in China
Download: fact sheet | title list

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