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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 2017/12)
  Chinese Japanese English German French Korean Tibetan Other languages multiple languages total
Quantities of Bibliographies 234,764 102,808 56,771 2,763 1,678 382 182 539 2,476 402,363
Quantities of fulltexts 18,918 8,674 11,686 328 48 30 0 16 929 40,630

The most numerous Buddhist fulltexts in our bibliographic database
Containing world-wide 402,363 bibliographic records of scholar work on buddhism
  The database has 402,363 bibliographies and 40,630 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 2017/12)
Media types
Bibliographies Fulltexts
Journal Artical 296,880 32,652
books 73,434 832
Thesis and Dissertation 6,273 317
book reviews 6,824 3,014
Serial 2,938 1,357
Proceeding 5,576 1,253
sound recording 922 11
online sources 535 375
papers 287 18
reference book 711 9
audiovisuals 431 2
ebooks 51 21
research papers 7,280 707
Others 219 62
Total 402,363 40,630

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 2017/12)
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 199,547 15,739
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. 66,850 8,333
English Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Journal of Oriental Studies, Philosophy East and West, etc. 26,997 7,401
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc. 3,486 1,179
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. 3,980 108
English OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc. 2,084 122
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, INBUDS, CiNii, NII-ELS, NDL-OPAC, etc. 209 87
Serial Chinese NCL Guide to Periodicals Published in R.O.C. , etc. 1,496 798
Japanese CiNii, INBUDS, NDL-OPAC, NII-ELS, etc. 675 186
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc. 767 373
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. 4,390 1,131
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, CiNii, NII-ELS, etc. 1,186 122
Others   Global academic units, large-scale online databases, publishing units、online bookstores, Buddhist groups, E-newsletter 90,696 5,051
the sum of Collection of Buddhist Studies literature 402,363 40,630

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

We welcome scholars to study on us, and we also encourage professors and students to conduct research on us. We assist scholar analysis with our bibliographies and dataflow information!

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