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Law Database Guides: China Academic Journals Full-text Database

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China Academic Journals Full-text Database (China Journal Net)(中國期刊全文數據庫)

China Academic Journals Full-text Database (China Journal Net) a database of multi-disciplinary full-text journals published in China from 1994 to the present (some publications start from 1915). It includes law, science, medicine, social science and humanities, etc. It is a database that is useful for finding materials on PRC law.

From the Databases page on the Library homepage, select 中國期刊全文數據庫 China Journal Net (CJN)


Basic Search
Select Politics, Military and Law from the main catalogue for searching legal materials. You can choose an index, e.g. subject, title, keyword, etc., from the index list and type your search term in the text box. It provides search interface in Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified) or English. The fulltext journal articles are in Chinese.

Expanded Basic Searches
The Expanded Search screen offers more ways to search legal materials and offers Boolean searching.

Under Standard Search tab, click [+] icon to expand more search options:

  1. Select the year range, sources, etc. if you want to limit the search results.
  2. Choose an index from the first text box.
  3. Type your search term in the first text box.
  4. Click  to see the related terms of the search term. You may tick the related term(s) to include them into the search strategy.
  5. If you don’t need a second term, press Enter or click Search.
  6. To include a second search term of the same index, choose AND, OR, NOT, and type your search term. Repeat step 4 if you want to include a related term.
  7. If you want to type a second term with a difference index, choose AND, OR, NOT for your Boolean operator.
  8. Choose a second index and type your search term.
  9. Press Enter or click Search to start searching, or repeat step 6 or step 7 to include another search term.