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.