Online Databases


Full-text Databases 


Korean History On-line (한국역사정보통합시스템)

동양고전종합 DB (East Asian Classics DB)

Chinese Text Project 

  • An online open-access digital library of pre-modern Chinese texts

NLK-HYL Korean Rare Book Digitization Project

  • National Library of Korea-Harvard Yenching Library Korean Rare Book digitization project offers digital images of select Korean rare books collected in Harvard-Yenching Library

Jangsoegak Royal Archives (한국학중앙연구원 장서각 디지털 아카이브)   

People Search (한국역대인물종합정보시스템)

Encyclopedia of Korean Culture (한국민족문화대백과사전)

Database of Korean pre-modern texts (한국고전종합DB)

Veritable Records of the Chosŏn Dynasty  

  • Created by Institute for the Translation of Korean Classics

Veritable Records of the Chosŏn Dynasty

  • Created by National Institute of Korean History

Daily Records of Royal Secretariat (승정원일기)

Records of Border Defense Council (비변사등록)

Koryo Dynasty Sources Database (고려시대사료 Database)

Database of Korean History (한국사데이터베이스) 

  • A Comprehensive Database of Korean History Created by National Institute of Korean History

Chosŏn dynasty law codes (조선시대 법령자료)

The Collection of Korean Epigraphy (한국금석문  종합영상정보시스템)

Korean Lyric Verse DB (가사문학DB)

The Collected Works of Korean Buddhism 

Old Books of Korea Online

  • list and link compiled by Brother Anthony of Taize



Image Databases


Korean Collection at Freer / Sackler Museum

The AGSL Digital Photo Archive Asia and Middle East, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Search by "Korea"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Search by "The Joseon Dynasty of Korea"

Harvard Art Museums, Korea Collection

  • Search by "Korea"

Encyves (한글고문서)