JapanKnowledge is a collection of online dictionaries and encyclopedias. Our subscription also includes other useful databases such as: Nihon Kokugo Daijiten 日本国語大辞典, Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei 日本歴史地名大系 and Kokushi Daijiten 国史大辞典. The site license is for 4 simultaneous users.
Full text (in image) database of books published in Meiji and Taisho era held by the National Diet Library. As of July 2010, 170,000 volumes, excluding children's books and books in Western languages, are available.
"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.
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 Also includes reference books such as the World Almanac, American Heritage Dictionary, biographies, speeches and other primary source documents, country reports, and several hundred thousand images of photos, maps, and flags.
Find articles about the history of the world from 1450 to the present, published in over 2,000 journals from many countries. Includes book reviews. Does not include articles about the US or Canada. For these see America: History & Life.
Full-text backfiles of many important scholarly journals. Coverage usually from the first issue to 3-5 years before the present. Humanities and social science articles are also listed in Periodicals Index Online and Periodicals Archive Online which have more articles from similar journals.
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." Logout at the end of a session to avoid problems connecting the next time.
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.
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Norfolk Journal and Guide, Pittsburgh Courier, NY Amsterdam News, Baltimore Afro-American, Washington Post, and The Guardian & The Observer.
Information from thousands of foreign media sources: speeches, radio, television, newspapers, periodicals, and books. Includes unclassified military, political, environmental, sociological, scientific and technical data. All translated into English.
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。
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: http://openlibrary.org/; for a list, see: http://bookserver.archive.org/catalog/opensearch?q=collection:aozorabunko .