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Chinese for Beginners: Introduction

Welcome to the Chinese Language Resource Guides

你好!欢迎你上我们为你们特别设计的网站。 Hello, welcome to the page we created especially for you!

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Purpose of this Guide

This guide is designed for Chinese language beginners.  You will find that tools and resources in this guide will help you learn new vocabulary and write Chinese characters easier. 

Besides improving your vocabulary and character writing skills, you will find related Chinese cultural and history information useful for your understanding of the Chinese language.

All the best!

Effective Ways of Doing Information Research

The four key steps are to : Get Organized; Gather Information; Use the Information; and Reflect. To learn more about the details of a research process, please click Research without Pain.

As always, we are happy to help you and show you more if you simply visit the OWHL Answers/LibChat page, or email us your specific question.  We are here to help you!  

Search the OWHL Catalog - Explanation

   Oliver Wendell Holmes Library Catalog

          

Keyword Searching  
Typically, when you search, you will use keywords.  Simply enter the basic ideas/keywords of your topic in the search box.  The computer will search for books containing those keywords in the title, subjects, and descriptions of the books.  
 
Subject Searching  
Subject searching is more powerful than keyword searching.  It allows you to use a specific vocabulary to find books in the catalog.  To find a good subject, look at the display page of a book you already like.  Click on the subject link to run a search

 

Fun to Learn Chinese

Map of China

World News on China

World News - China presents and distributes news, sport, business and entertainment around China.

Stay tuned.

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