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The only database in the world on Buddhist topic in 45 languages
The most numerous Buddhist fulltexts in our bibliographic database
Bibliographies and fulltexts from the latest, rich, reliable sources

The only database in the world on Buddhist topic in 45 languages
including many kinds and many languages of Buddhist bibliographies and full-texts
  DLMBS supplies bibliographies and fulltexts in 45 languages including Chinese, English, Japanese, German, French, Korean and Tibetan.
Worldwide buddhist research databse with 15 forms of media including journals, books, etc.
Table1: Quantities of Bibliographies and fulltexts of each language (until 2016/12)
  Chinese Japanese English German French Korean Tibetan Other languages multiple languages total
Quantities of Bibliographies 231,614 102,761 55,179 2,674 1,674 380 181 503 2,319 397,285
Quantities of fulltexts 17,219 8,009 9,429 295 48 30 0 15 787 35,832

The most numerous Buddhist fulltexts in our bibliographic database
Containing world-wide 390,000 bibliographic records of scholar work on buddhism
  The database has 397,285 bibliographies and 35,832 fulltexts in total.
The library is expanding access to its collection, around 282 bibliographies and 25 fulltexts per week on average.
Table2: Quantities of Bibliographies and fulltexts of each media type (until 2016/12)
Media types
Bibliographies Fulltexts
Journal Artical 293,553 28,895
books 72,747 721
Thesis and Dissertation 6,272 315
book reviews 6,142 2,449
Serial 2,741 1,185
Proceeding 5,450 1,105
sound recording 922 10
online sources 536 379
papers 945 19
reference book 678 8
audiovisuals 431 2
ebooks 45 21
research papers 6,608 668
Others 213 55
Total 397,285 35,832

Bibliographies and fulltexts from the latest, rich, reliable sources
Since 1995, we collect world-wide scholar work on buddhism continuously.
  As a platform for scholars to conduct research and to exchange with each other, DLMBS collects bibliographies and fulltexts from world-wide scholar units, online database and publishing section. DLMBS steadily collects world-wide scholar work on buddhism to assist scholars in doing research and teaching.
.The stable source of Western language document: 203 journals and 13 kinds of general database
.The stable source of Chinese document: 1,173 journals and 13 kinds of general database
.The stable source of Japanese document: 461 journals and 6 kinds of general database
.Integration of Scholar resources :179 international institutes of Buddhist studies and 595 related links.
  Table3: Main sources of Bibliographies and fulltexts (until 2016/12)
Major media types Major
Major sources Bibliographies Fulltexts
Journal Artical Chinese Chung-Hwa Buddhist Studies, Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal, Satyabhisamaya: A Buddhist Studies Quarterly, Information Management for Buddhist Libraries, Taiwan Journal of Buddhist Studies, Buddhism and Science, Universal Gate Buddhist Journal 197,056 14,263
Japanese Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Journal of the Graduate School, Taisho University, The Memorials of Records Bukkyo University, Oriental Researches Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Letters of the Komazawa University, Annual Report of Buddhist Research Office in Ryukoku University, etc. 66,808 7,682
English Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Journal of Oriental Studies, Philosophy East and West, etc. 26,384 5,944
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc. 3,305 1,106
Thesis and Dissertation Chinese China Journal Net、The annual Buddhist Theses and Dissertations directory of Luminary Buddhist Institute in Taiwan area 、Yuan Kuang Buddhist Journal、Successive Research Papers of Fa-kuang Institute of Buddhist Studies、National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in Taiwan, etc. 3,981 107
English OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc. 2,083 121
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, INBUDS, CiNii, NII-ELS, NDL-OPAC, etc. 208 87
Serial Chinese NCL Guide to Periodicals Published in R.O.C. , etc. 1,487 798
Japanese CiNii, INBUDS, NDL-OPAC, NII-ELS, etc. 673 182
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc. 581 205
Proceeding Chinese CHUNG-HWA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUDDHISM, Academic Seminar on Humanistic Buddhism and Contemporary Dialogue, International Conference on Dunhuang Studies, National Combined Presentation on Buddhist Papers, Symposium of Confucianism/Buddhism Communication and Philosophy of Culture, etc. 4,269 985
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, CiNii, NII-ELS, etc. 1,181 120
Others   Global academic units, large-scale online databases, publishing units、online bookstores, Buddhist groups, E-newsletter 89,269 4,332
the sum of Collection of Buddhist Studies literature 397,285 35,832

Note: "Others" means books, book reviews, sound recording, online sources, papers, reference book, audiovisuals, ebooks, microfilms and research papers

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