CNBKSY-Shanghai Library, meaning national periodical and newspaper indexing was founded in 1955 by Shanghai Library, entrusted by the China’s Ministry of Culture. CNBKSY-Shanghai Library also is renowned as one of the ten major cultural brands of Shanghai library, focusing on not only contemporary publications, but also Modern literatures.
CNBSKY-Shanghai Library started as a printed journal aiming at gathering and revealing the content of all newspapers and periodicals published nationwide and has become the earliest comprehensive search tool of Chinese newspapers and periodicals ever launched in China. Today it has developed from the original printed journal into a comprehensive knowledge service system that integrates an online service platform with printed versions.
Shanghai Library has over 53 million collections of Chinese and foreign literature including modern periodicals, books of modern China, old photographs, genealogy, local chronicles, and personage archives in China and so on.