Database Trials

NYU Shanghai Library users now have trial online access to the following databases. Please send your feedback, evaluation, comments, and questions to

Financial Times
Trail from now through April 30th, 2017

The Financial Times ( is the online edition of the daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news internationally.

North-China Daily News & Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists
Trail from now through May 17th, 2017

The CNBKSY Database is a database of both English- and Chinese-language newspapers of the 19th and early 20th centuries from the collections of The Shanghai Library.

The Newspapers listed below are available for trial:

  • The North-China HeraldFounded in 1850, it was the first English newspaper published in Shanghai.
  • The North-China Daily NewsOriginally a supplement to The North-China Herald, the News later increased in importance, while the Herald became its supplement.
  • The North-China Desk Hong ListProvides both general and detailed information about various firms, enterprises and agencies (foreign agencies in particular) in Shanghai and other major cities around China.

Macroeconomic and Real Estate Database
Trail from now through June 10, 2017

Macroeconomic and Real Estate Database is developed by the National Information Center and hosted via China Real Estate Information Website, a professional real estate website that keeps track of current development and trends of China’s real estate industry.

The database consists of literature information, regulations & policies, statistics, housing transactions, land market, market quotes, etc.

NYU Libraries’ Online Systems Back Online

Update: All NYU Libraries’ online systems are back online now.

Many of the NYU Libraries’ online systems will be unavailable for a brief period on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 starting at 8 pm. We anticipate a brief interruption of access to BobCat, journals, databases, interlibrary loan, and E-ZBorrow. Please plan your research accordingly.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.

Keep Up with Current Events

Want to keep up with current events, but not ready to subscribe to ALL of the newspapers and magazines you love? Good news! You can access many of your favorite news sources through the NYU Libraries. Check out our newest Research Guide on Accessing Current News Sources, hot off the presses from our colleagues in New York.

You can browse through some of our more popular news sources, browse newspapers by keyword using one of the recommended databases, and learn how to find the most recent issues of a specific newspaper. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Come visit us in the library, or send us an e-mail.

Visiting Librarian from Abu Dhabi

Please join us in welcoming Meggan Houlihan, the First-Year Experience and Instruction Librarian, to NYU Shanghai. She is visiting us from our campus in Abu Dhabi for the month of April.  During that time she’ll be providing research assistance in person and online, and will be teaching several library instruction sessions throughout the month.  Meggan will be located in Room 410 in the library administrative offices.  Please stop by, or email her,if you would like to speak with her, setup a research consultation, oRP_IMG_0290 (4)r just say hello.

New Database: CNKI China Statistical Yearbooks Database

NYU users now have access to the CNKI China Statistical Yearbooks Database.

CSYD is the continuously updated statistical yearbooks database in China, including all aspects and fields, such as national accounting, fixed assets investment, population and human resources, people’s living conditions and price indices, enterprises and institutions, finance, natural resources, energy and environment, political and public administration, peasants & agriculture & rural area, industry, construction, transportation and telecommunication, domestic trade and foreign trade, touring catering, education and technology, culture and sports, public health, etc.

Please enjoy exploring CSYD.