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Unpacking Japanese Studies Library Resources

A course guide for East Asia 537 Methods and Materials Used in Conducting Research in Japanese Studies and other Japanese Studies graduate students.

Links to indexes and bibliographies

To make the best out of these databases, see the Search Tips page of this guide.

See Find Articles page on the Guide to Japanese Studies for more databases.

Instructions for using/navigating the Japanese index databases can be found in the box below.

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How to use Japanese indexes

* When using bibliographies and article/citation indexes, always prepare to write down the citation information of the articles you find. You will likely need to search library catalogs or other databases for full-text access.

Because Zasshi kiji sakuin shusei, CiNii Articles and the NDL Periodical Index is now cross-indexed, those three databases return mostly the same search results for your search terms. But you may prefer the user interface and narrowing down functions of one database over the others. Try them all and see which one works for you best.

Use basic search,

or advanced search.

Your search result on this database includes a timeline. You can click on the timeline to select a year, and narrow down your search results to that particular year.

* When using bibliographies and article/citation indexes, always prepare to write down the citation information of the articles you find. You will likely need to search library catalogs or other databases for full-text access.

Because Zasshi kiji sakuin shusei, CiNii Articles and the NDL Periodical Index is now cross-indexed, those three databases return mostly the same search results for your search terms. But you may prefer the user interface and narrowing down functions of one database over the others. Try them all and see which one works for you best.

CiNii Articles detects your browser settings or your location and sets the default interface language to English or Japanese accordingly. You can switch between languages using the link on the top right-hand corner.

The advanced search screen will look like this:

Your search results will look like this:

* When using bibliographies and article/citation indexes, always prepare to write down the citation information of the articles you find. You will likely need to search library catalogs or other databases for full-text access.

Because Zasshi kiji sakuin shusei, CiNii Articles and the NDL Periodical Index is now cross-indexed, those three databases return mostly the same search results for your search terms. But you may prefer the user interface and narrowing down functions of one database over the others. Try them all and see which one works for you best.

* When using bibliographies and article/citation indexes, always prepare to write down the citation information of the articles you find. You will likely need to search library catalogs or other databases for full-text access.

Your search results look like this. Click on the title to get full citation of each work (Journal name, year, volume, issue, etc.).

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