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RISS International

A library guide for Resource Information Sharing Service (Database from Korea)

Member Institution

RISS International is accessible from Rolfing Library. The computers in the computer labs have RISS International website bookmarked, but it can also be accessed on your personal computer.

When accessing RISS International or RISS Korea from off campus, our member institution status will not be recognized, so "ILL" button will not appear. In that case, please fill out WorldShare request form. For more information, visit

What is RISS International?

  • RISS International is the union catalogue of university libraries and full-text journal databases (including KISS and DBPia) in South Korea and it provides bibliographic information and services for over 18 million (as of May 2021) scholarly materials including these & dissertations. 
  • KERIS has been operating RISS International since 2006.
  • KERIS is a public institution under the Ministry of Education in Korea, founded in 1999 and located southern area of Korea. KERIS implements various projects and academic research related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and digital in education ranging from kindergarten to higher education.
  • One of KERIS operations is RISS (Research Information Sharing Service) and RISS International.

What is available?

  • Full-text of journal articles published by Korean scholarly associations and universities
  • Full-text of these and dissertations on a wide spectrum of subjects from 229 Korean universities
  • Books and media items in more than 797 higher education institutions and professional libraries in Korea
  • Union catalog of Korea nation-wide university libraries
  • Multilingual Translation Services of These Abstract
  • International Library Loan service available by 59 member institution (for more information, email

Copyright Guidelines

This publication or database and the information in it is protected by copyright. All reproductions of this copyrighted material must be for non-commercial educational “fair use” as defined by 17 U.S.C. 107.

You May You May Not
  • Access, search and browse the database or publication.
  • Print or download articles, records, abstracts, or parts of chapters for personal use.
  • Sell copies of items printed or downloaded.
  • Print or download entire electronic books or entire issues of journals.
  • Distribute copies of any portions of this resource to anyone not affiliated with Trinity International University. Sharing information with colleagues for scholarly, educational, or scientific research or professional use is permitted.