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The only database in the world on Buddhist topic in 47 languages
including many kinds and many languages of Buddhist bibliographies and full-texts
  DLBS supplies bibliographies and fulltexts in 47 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 2023/6)
  Chinese Japanese English Korean German French Tibetan Other languages multiple languages total
Quantities of Bibliographies 269,057 131,048 62,878 6,447 2,940 2,371 199 1,280 3,140 479,360
Quantities of fulltexts 53,242 33,036 23,075 6,035 591 926 17 718 1,494 119,134

The most numerous Buddhist fulltexts in our bibliographic database
Containing world-wide 479,360 bibliographic records of scholar work on buddhism
  The database has 479,360 bibliographies and 119,134 fulltexts in total.
The library is expanding access to its collection, around 449 bibliographies and 396 fulltexts per week on average.
Table2: Quantities of Bibliographies and fulltexts of each media type (until 2023/6)
Media types
Bibliographies Fulltexts
Journal Artical 360,900 102,523
books 76,936 1,844
Thesis and Dissertation 7,742 2,344
book reviews 9,707 6,848
Serial 2,561 1,143
Proceeding 7,413 2,153
sound recording 915 11
online sources 560 412
papers 576 427
reference book 767 29
audiovisuals 447 15
ebooks 278 226
research papers 9,382 1,434
Others 1,416 100
Total 479,360 119,134

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: 216 journals and 13 kinds of general database
.The stable source of Chinese document: 1,179 journals and 13 kinds of general database
.The stable source of Japanese document: 716 journals and 6 kinds of general database
.Integration of Scholar resources :223 international institutes of Buddhist studies and 927 related links.
  Table3: Main sources of Bibliographies and fulltexts
Major media types Major
Major sources
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
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.
English Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Journal of Oriental Studies, Philosophy East and West, etc.
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.
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.
English OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, INBUDS, CiNii, NII-ELS, NDL-OPAC, etc.
Serial Chinese NCL Guide to Periodicals Published in R.O.C. , etc.
Japanese CiNii, INBUDS, NDL-OPAC, NII-ELS, etc.
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.
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.
Others OCLC, EBSCO, ProQuest, CiNii, NII-ELS, etc.
Others   Global academic units, large-scale online databases, publishing units、online bookstores, Buddhist groups, E-newsletter

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

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