Founded in 1955, Quan Guo Bao Kan Suo Yin (CNBKSY) is an important information service brand sponsored and fostered with relentless efforts by Shanghai Library. Over the past six decades, CNBKSY has been developed from the original journal into a comprehensive knowledge service system that integrates an online service platform with printed versions.
Shanghai Library has a pivotal position in collections of Chinese newspapers and periodicals at home and abroad. In 1955, Shanghai Library was entrusted by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China to found CNBKSY, which is aimed at gathering and revealing all newspapers and periodicals published nationwide. It has become the earliest comprehensive search tool of Chinese newspapers and periodicals ever launched in China.
CNBKSY now provides the one-stop services of more than 50,000 titles of newspapers and periodicals and over 50 million pieces of literature, with an annual update of more than 5 million entries. Such rare digital resources as the Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database (1833～1911), Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911～1949) and The North-China Daily News & Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists (1850～1951) have been launched one after another.