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Japanese Studies

Core Resources

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) 1971+

Records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide in Western languages. Includes chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, etc.

CiNii Articles

Japanese scholarly journal index. It includes National Diet Library Zasshi Kiji Sakuin (journal article index), thesis, research bulletins, and academic societies’ papers. A large number of full texts are available mostly in science, technology, and medicine.

CiNii Books

Bibliographic database of books and journals held in Japanese academic and research libraries. It provides information not only on current publications but also on rare books, foreign books, CDs, and DVDs.

Zasshi kiji sakuin detabesu = The Complete Database of Japanese Magazine and Periodicals from the Meiji Era to the Present 1868+

Index to periodical articles published in Japanese, including those in former Japanese colonies.

MAGAZINEPLUS 1948+

Indexes more than 50 million articles from 8,500 Japanese language journals. Updated weekly. Covers humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

Web Oya-bunko 1988+

Indexes to 2,000,000 articles from 400 popular journals in Japanese. Updated monthly.

JapanKnowledge Lib

Reference collection including encyclopedias, an economic weekly journal, maps, people in the news, etc. Includes access to the Jitsu, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten (Nikkoku Online) and Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei dictionaries.

Maisaku (Mainichi Shinbun Online Database)

The Mainichi Shimbun is the one of 3 major Japanese newspapers and the oldest daily newspaper.   Provides the following:  Mainichi Shimbun (1872+); Weekly Economist (1989+; images in reduced size edition is available from 1989-1999); and The Mainichi (English) (2008+).  Can also browse today’s news and breaking news.

Kikuzo II bijuaru for Libraries 1879+

Fully searchable newspaper database containing all non-copyrighted articles from Asahi shinbun since 1879. In addition, it includes Aera, Shukan Asahi and Chiezo.

Yomidasu rekishikan (Yomiuri Online) 1874+

Online version of the Yomiuri Shinbun containing searchable newspaper articles from 1874 through 1989 in image format, and from 1986 in full text. Also included is a Who's who of 26,000 people and the English-language Daily Yomiuri since 1989.

Shinpen Kokka taikan

Searchable collection of Japanese traditional poetry.

Japanese Literature in Translation Search

Includes Japanese literary works translated into other languages mainly from the end of World War II to the 1990s and is searchable by author, original title, translator, and other keywords.

Web-ban Fuzoku gaho 1889-1916

A graphic magazine of Japanese manners and customs. Contains illustrations, photographs, and cartoons that describe Japanese cultural life during the Meiji and Taisho periods. Covers the complete issues of Fuzoku gaho including special issues.

Taiyo. Web-ban Nihon Kindai Bingakukan

One of the largest journals originally published by Hakubunkan from the Meiji to Showa periods (1895 to 1928). Covers comprehensive fields including history, art, science, literature, literary criticism, politics, economics, etc. with approximately 6,500 contributors.

Bungei Kurabu: Meiji-hen. Web-ban Nihon Kindai Bingakukan

A literary magazine published in 1895 integrating with several journals and run until 1933. Bungei Kurabu contains many literary works by Izumi Kyoka, Ozaki Koyo, Tayama Katai, Yamada Bimyo, Higuchi Ichiyo etc. as well as theaters, rakugo, and kodan. This database covers Meiji-hen from 1895 to 1912.

Passport GMID (Euromonitor)

Provides international demographic, macro-economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries. Covers economic indicators, population trends, consumer and lifestyle information, country infrastructure, environment and more.

RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals 1800-1950

Provides access to the contents of European and American music periodicals published in the 19th century. Topics covered include contemporary writings about composers, performers, compositions, and musical life.

Supplementary Resources

Anthropology Plus

Worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Anthropology Plus combines Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and the Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK.

Art Index

Indexes and abstracts articles and reproductions of works of art from periodicals published throughout the world on all areas in the arts.

Asia-Studies Full-text Online

Database for the study of modern Asia-Pacific. As the exclusive licensee for the region's most prestigious research institutions, Asia-Studies.com brings together thousands of full-text reports covering 55 countries on a multitude of business, government, economic, and social issues.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

Citations and many full-text articles from religion and theology journals.

Cambridge Histories Online

Full text reference works from Cambridge University Press in history and other fields.

Factiva

Full-text of many major national and regional newspapers, including the full-text of the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and the Nikkei Weekly. Some titles are abstracted only. Includes selected full-text and abstracts of many industry and general interest publications. For non-English, choose appropriate language.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports

Translation service of the U.S. Government, usually attributed to the Central Intelligence Agency. It covered political, military, economic, environmental and sociological news and commentary, as well as scientific and technical information.

Francis (International coverage of the Humanities and Social Sciences.)

Citations and abstracts to articles in multiple languages in the humanities and social sciences. Online version of Bulletin Signaletique, published by the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.).

Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online

Major source for the study of women's history in the world, especially feminism and the movement for women's rights. The collection includes the full text of books, pamphlets and periodicals spanning four centuries and 15 languages.

Historical Abstracts

Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the world (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

Keijo nippo = Kyungsung ilbo

Japanese language newspaper published in Korea during the Occupation Period. Access is by date only.

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Comprehensive database of legal materials, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments; case law from 1789 to present; current and historical statutes and regulations from 1980 forward. Provides full text of many major global, national, and regional newspapers. 

Making of the Modern World Digital Archive

Digital edition of the Goldsmiths'-Kress collections of books on that document economic and business activity in the West, from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century. Materials include books, pamphlets and ephemera and cover a broad range of topics in political science, history, sociology, and banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing.

Meiji Japan: The Edward Sylvester Morse Collection from the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum

English-language multidisciplinary archives containing diaries, sketches, travel journals, scrapbooks, publications and correspondence of the polymath and collector Morse, known for his work in natural history (zoology, evolution, astronomy, methodology), ethnography (material culture, music, games, printing, Ainu, religion) and art history (including archaeology, architecture) bridging Japan and America from the 1880s to the 1920s.

MLA International Bibliography

Provides citations to articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of modern literature, language, and linguistics.

NikkeiTelecom21

Pay-per-use online business information database, with newspaper and some journal articles, as well as pertinent information on companies, businessmen, and statistics, etc.

PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service

Citations to articles, books, reports, and select government documents on U.S. and international public policy issue. Generally considered to be a comprehensive index to policy literature.

Periodicals Archive Online

Index to millions of articles published in 4,547 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. Includes the collections, British Periodicals and Periodicals Archive Online I-V, which provide searchable full-text and page images of hundreds of periodicals, primarily from the 19th century.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text

Access to citations and abstracts for every title in the Dissertation Abstracts database. Dissertations written from 1997 forward are available full text. The database includes citations to dissertations from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Citations for dissertations and master's theses published from 1980 forward have abstracts.

SocINDEX with Full Text

Coverage of sociology journals, books, and conference proceedings, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.

Sociological Abstracts

Indexing and abstracting of the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. Covers over 1,800 journals, conference papers, dissertations, and book reviews. Includes materials in 30 languages.

World News Connection

Foreign News Alert Service from the U.S. Government. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, focusing especially on local media sources. Covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.

World News Connection (Eastview)

Foreign News Alert Service from the U.S. Government. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, focusing especially on local media sources. Covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.

1995+. (For earlier years see Foreign Broadcast Information Service.)

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Noguchi, Setsuko

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East Asian Library

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