China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)
China Integrated Knowledge Resources Database
Our History
China National Knowledge Infrastructure
  • Key project of national informatization construction
  • Dedicated to the mass digitalization of China knowledge resources, as well as creating the platform for global dissemination and value-added services
  • Started and first launched in June 1999 by Tsinghua University and Tsinghua Tongfang Holding Group
  • Supported by Education Ministry, Science and Technology Ministry, Propaganda Ministry and General Administration of Press and Publications
  • Self-developed cutting edge Chinese digital library technologies and grid resources sharing platform
  • Built the most comprehensive system of China academic knowledge resources--China Integrated Knowledge Resources Database
China Integrated Knowledge Resources Database
  • The key resource construction project of CNKI
  • Over 90% of China knowledge resources, the widest in title and type coverage and deepest in year coverage in China
  • Comprehensive coverage of journals, dissertations, newspapers, proceedings, yearbooks, reference works, encyclopaedia, patents, standards, S&T achievements and laws and regulations
  • Integrates well-known foreign language resources from Springer, Taylor & Francis and Wiley, forming a complete knowledge service network
Our History

On December in 1996, China Academic Journals (CD-ROM) was officially released.

On June in 1998, China Academic Journal (CD) Electronic Journals Publishing House Co., Ltd. (CAJEPH) was established officially and Standardized system of Chinese academic journals was formally started.

On June in 1999, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) project starting ceremony was held in the hall of Tsinghua University.

On October in 2003, CIKRD consultative and editorial Committee was established in the People's Congress Hall.

On January in 2005, CNKI formulated the first standards of database product and service—Standards of CNKI Database Products and Technology Service.

On October in 2006, China Academic Journals Full-text Integrated Database passed the Identification and acceptance of GAPP.

On April in 2008, CNKI signed the cooperation contract with Springer that is the famous academic publishing company.

On October in 2009, CNKI unveiled construction project of the oversea digital library together with global famous publishing institutes in 61st Frankfurt Book Fair.

Comrade Li Changchun(member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee) visiting the CNKI booth at the 17the Beijing International Bookfair.

In November 2013, “CNKI Turkey Service Site” was launched officially in Istanbul Book Fair, with China being the Guest of Honor.