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  • Virgo - UVa Libraries Catalog
    UVa Libraries catalog
  • WorldCat
    Online catalog of books and other materials in thousands of libraries worldwide as catalogued by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). **To display and search in Asian scripts, set "options" to "Unicode." As an alternative, try:
  • Webcat Plus
    Search for books and journals held in university library collections throughout Japan. Provides direct links to "Digital Library from the Meiji Era" of the National Diet Library. 全国の大学図書館1000館や国立国会図書館の所蔵目録、新刊書の書影・目次DB、古書店の在庫目録、電子書籍DBなど、本に関する様々な情報源を統合して、それらを本・作品・人物の軸で整理した形で提供しています。
  • MLA International Bibliography - 1926-present
    Lists books plus articles and essays from journals and books on literature, linguistics, and folklore. Before 1956 covered only scholarship published in North America. Also searchable through Literature Resource Center.
  • Nihon koten bungaku taikei database - 日本古典文学本文データベース
    Full text of Nihon koten bungaku taikei (Iwanami, 1958-1978). Free registration. 岩波書店刊行の旧版「日本古典文学大系」の全作品の本文(テキスト)をデータベース化したものです.(Free) registration required.
  • Aozora Bunko - 青空文庫
    A free digital library consisting of more than 10,000 literary works, 4,000 of which have just been released in pdf format by Voyager Japan and Internet Archive. To search, go to:; for a list, see: .

Find Journal Articles

  • Zasshi kiji sakuin shūsei dētabēsu - 雑誌記事索引集成データベース
    Comprehensive index to Japanese journal articles from the Meiji era to the present. 日本(旧植民地なども対象)で発行された日本語の雑誌記事が検索できます。 明治初期から現在まで、また、総合雑誌など全国誌から地方で発行された雑誌も対象です。
  • CiNii - NII - 論文情報 ナビゲータ
    "Citation Information by NII" enables searching of information on academic papers published in academic society journals or university research bulletins, or included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database.
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Large general database of articles from scholarly journals and a few newspapers covering a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Also includes reference books such as the World Almanac, American Heritage Dictionary, biogr
  • JSTOR Journal Storage Project  
    Full-text backfiles of many important scholarly journals. Coverage usually from the first issue to 3-5 years before the present.
  • MUSE
    Searchable full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics, mostly from North American university presses. Older volumes are often available from JSTOR.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
    BAS lists journal articles and book chapters on all subjects related to Asia. Most articles are in western languages. Includes book reviews.
  • PAO: Periodicals Archive Online, 1770-1990s  
    Search the full text of nearly 400 international humanities and social sciences journals published from 1770 to the 1990s. These journals with links to JSTOR and through Find@UVa to other collections are also indexed in Periodicals Index Online.
  • Historical Abstracts, 1954-
    Indexes articles written on the history of the world from 1450 to the present, from over 2,000 journals published throughout the world. Simultaneously search "America: History and Life" database for articles about the US or Canada.

Find News Articles

  • Factiva  
    Includes 読売新聞 2002- , 每日新聞 2002- . Includes company and business information; articles from newspapers and periodicals plus news photographs. Select "News Pages" on top to browse headline news from major publications. Searchable in Japanese (click on "English" to change to "all languages."
  • LexisNexis Academic
    News and business information from sources around the world (no CJK scripts); book reviews, biographical, and other reference sources; U.S. Code, constitution, and court cases. Most entries are full-text, some updated daily.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    New York Times (1851-2003), Wall Street Journal (1889-1989), Chicago Tribune (1849-1985), Washington Post (1877-1990), Los Angeles Times (1881-1985), etc.
  • World News Connection, 1995-  
    Information from thousands of foreign media sources, including speeches, radio, television, newspapers, periodicals, and books. All material translated into English.
  • Kyōdō Tsūshin Kiji Dētabēsu - 共同通信記事データベース, 2002-
    This site provides full text Japanese news articles from 2002 to the present.
  • Mainichi shinbun (shukusatsuban) - 每日新聞 (縮刷版), 1977-1996
    Mainichi shimbun, small print edition. Alderman Library has 1977-1996. Call number: PN5409 .T63 M347. Factiva includes 2002- online.
  • Shinbun Kiji Bunko - 新聞記事文庫, 1910-1945
    Index to Japanese newspaper articles, 1910-1945. Provided by the University of Kobe Library.

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