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United States Military Academy Library

Foreign Languages & Literature: Chinese

This is a guide to resources useful for the study of Foreign Languages and Literature

What You Will Find Here

This page presents general resources for research on Chinese topics. Use the information on this page to get started with your research, or follow the links below to more specific resources for your Chinese courses.


Welcome to the general Chinese page! To the right, there's a list of (and links to) standard Chinese reference books available through the USMA Library. Below you'll find links to Chinese databases where you can find journal articles on Chinese topics and a brief guide to browsing books on various Chinese topics on our shelves. You are also able to search Scout or the Library Catalog; all our books, ebooks, and journals can be found that way.

Chinese Databases at the USMA Library

Looking for journal articles on Chinese topics? The USMA Library offers a variety of Chinese databases that provide access to journal articles to help with your research. Find them here!

Chinese Books in the USMA Library

Are you curious about the Chinese books we have here in the USMA Library? You can always use Scout or the Library Catalog to search for a book on a specific topic, but if you enjoy browsing the shelves, go up to the south east side of the 4th floor and find the call numbers that start with "PL." Here's a general listing of subject areas:

  • 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 Reference Books

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