Korea Corner


The Korea Corner aims to become most authoritative Korea-related reference source for academic, research and business purposes. It offers an extensive collection of Korean literature for the study of Korean culture, society, history, economy, and politics, as well as access to the Korean online collections DBPIA and KRPIA, which provide the best academic journal issued by Korea’s leading academic society, along with reference works and primary sources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and archival material on Korean history, literature, civilization etc.

There are four Samsung Galaxy S2 tablets and four pairs of Audiotechnica M40x headphones available in the Korea Corner. The area of the Korea Corner is equipped with two comfortable loungers and accompanying tables for a laptop or tablet computer. All equipment is a donation from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.


Catalogue of books in the Korea Corner.


DBPIA is a collection of more than 2000 scientific journals from the fields of humanities, social sciences, economics, management, law, theology, medicine, administration, pedagogy, literature, art and natural sciences. Some resources are also available in English.
DBPIA access link

KRPIA collection contains among others, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, historical and archival, biographical and other resources, related to Korean history, literature and medicine.
KRPIA access link

Access to the the Korean online collections DBPIA and KRPIA is provided by the Korea Foundation, the FA Department of Asian Studies, and the FSS East Asia Resource Library.

Jangseogak Collections Digital Image Service  

The Jangseogak Archives holds pre-modern historical manuscripts, government documents, literati writings from Chosŏn (1392-1910) Korea. The Jangseogak collections contains digital images and the digitized texts.

Digitized Materials of National Library of Korea 

The Library provides digitization services for some of the materials held by the NLK, including old and rare documents such as valuable materials and single copies, and the materials for which five years have passed since the dates of their publication.

Access to Digitized Materials of NLK is provided by the National Library of Korea. 

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