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Ancient China: Ancient China

Use this LibGuide to access books, databases and web-sites on Ancient China.

Searching the library catalogue


Search the library catalogue Access-it for books on Ancient China.

Decide on your search terms.

You could try Ancient China, China - Civilisation, China - History or China - Social life and customs.

Or you could try more specific terms, for example, Great Wall of China, Confucius, Forbidden City or Terracotta Warriors.

Most of the books about Ancient China are in the 931 section of the Non-fiction shelves.

Also check the general books on Ancient Civilisations at 930 using the contents pages and index to guide you to information about China.


Books not to be missed



The Great Wall of China

The Terracotta Warriors

Qin and Han Dynasties

The Forbidden City 3D tour

Online Resources


You will need a username and password from The Resource Centre to access these resources.

Search Ancient China on World Book Online. 

Use the World History in Context Database using your search terms.

Ancient China


Use this LibGuide to help you produce your Bibliography.