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E-Journal and E-Book Portal

Please access e-journals to which the university subscribes at the link below:


Kanazawa University has the following e-journals as packages.

Please note that some titles are not included in the packages (contract titles) and may not be available.
 ※Please look up titles of individual services in the E-Journal Portal.

Cambridge Journals
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsFull texts of academic journals in all fields published by Cambridge University Press. About 330 titles are available.
CiNii Articles
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsE-library service mainly focused on academic journals in Japan, provided by the National Institute of Informatics (NII).
Oxford Journals
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsFull texts of almost all titles published by Oxford University Press.
<Before 1995: NII-REO Oxford University Press Archive Collection>
Science DirectMendeley Institutional Edition
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsFull texts of almost all titles of academic journals published by Elsevier (the Freedom Collection and Complete Collection). Available from circa 1998 up to the present. Back catalog available through 1994.
[→Mendeley User GUIDE]      
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsFull texts of almost all titles of academic journals published by Springer (including titles formerly published by Kluwer). The first issues up to the latest are available. About 500 titles from 2009 have been added, and body texts starting from 1997 are available.
Wiley Online Library
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsFull texts of almost all titles of academic journals published by Wiley. Available from 1997 to the present. Angewandte Chemie International Edition (from 1962 to 1997) has also been introduced.
Nikkei BP article search service
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsFull texts from almost all titles of magazines published by Nikkei BP. You can download full texts up to 1,000 times a month; when you exceed this limit, you will have to wait until the next month. New entries to "Nikkei Business" will be posted on the same day, "Nikkei Health" in a month, and the rest in a week.
ContentsE-journals published by the American Psychological Association. Full texts of 80 journals are available.
JSTOR[Available periodicals]
ContentsA total of 119 titles of e-journals in an archive-like website consisting of back issues of core periodicals in various fields. Arts & Sciences I Collection has been introduced.
DisciplineNatural science
ContentsFull texts of Nature and Nature-related journals (from 1987 to the present.) Scientific American (from 1845 to 2005) has become available.
Science Online
DisciplineNatural science
ContentsAn online version of the journal Science. Those published from 1997 to the present are available. Science Classic has been introduced. (Science Express has not been added.)
DisciplineScience and technology
ContentsIntegrated technological information transmission and distribution system. This is an online journal collection from academic societies and associations in Japan.
APS (American Physical Society)
ContentsE-journals published by the American Physical Society (APS). Full texts of the following journals are available: Physical Review A-E, Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) back issues
AIP (American Institute of Physics)
DisciplineApplied physics
ContentsE-journals published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Full texts of the following journals in the past five years are available: Applied physics letters and Journal of applied physics
ACS (American Chemical Society)
ContentsAll e-journals published by the American Chemical Society (ACS); 41 titles including those to which Kanazawa University subscribes, from the first issues to the latest.
GeoScience World+GeoRef
DisciplineEarth science
ContentsA package of e-journals on Earth Science published by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), American Geological Institute (AGI), Geological Society of America (GSA), The Geological Society of London (GSL), Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), and Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) A total of 40 journals are available. You can use the GeoRef on the same site.
LWW Fixed50
ContentsE-journals published by LWW. Full texts of 50 medical journals are available.
Medical Online (メディカルオンライン)[Available periodicals]
ContentsLook up and read medical journals published in Japan. Guidelines are also available to browse.
ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
DisciplineCivil engineering
ContentsE-journals published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Full texts of all 34 journals are available.
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
DisciplineMechanical engineering
ContentsE-journals published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Full texts of 25 journals are available. Applied Mechanics Reviews is not included.


Springer eBook (SpringerLink)
DisciplineEarth & Environmental Science, Computer Science
ContentsEarth & Environmental Science (2013) and Computer Science (2005-2012) are available.
Maruzen eBook Library
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsE-book collections published by domestic publishing companies.
[Available titles]
- You are able to read these from off campus if you use the remote access function.
[User manual (Japanese text only)]
ProQuest Ebook Central
DisciplineGeneral (Humanities, sociology, science and engineering, medicine)
ContentsPlatform for using e-books published abroad
[User manual (Japanese text only)]
Science Direct Books (Elsevier)
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2011) and Methods in Enzymology (2007-) are available.
Wiley Online Library
DisciplineAll fields
ContentsE-books published by Wiley

How to Access E-resources from Off Campus

Two ways are available to use e-resources to which Kanazawa University subscribes from off campus.

Please note some e-resources are not available off campus.

1.  Through GakuNin Service (Shibboleth Authentication)

GakuNin service enables on-campus Single Sign-On (the mechanism where a single ID and password permit a user to access e-journals and databases which Kanazawa University subscribes.) It will also create an environment from where a user can access other university and commercial services. A Kanazawa University ID is necessary for login. 

  1. Access to an e-journal/database that you want to use
  2. Log in with a Kanazawa University ID through the authentication link

Not all e-resources support the GakuNin Service.

Please see the following site for details.
<GakuNin official site> https://www.gakunin.jp/

<About GakuNin by Information Media Center (in Japanese)> http://www.imc.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/service/gakunin

<An example of GakuNin access (in Japanese)> gakunin.pdf

2. Through a VPN


Please see VPN (総合メディア基盤センター) (Information Media Center [in Japanese]) for details.

You can connect a VPN with a Kanazawa University Network ID.

Please use VPNGW 02 for e-journals and databases.

< About network IDs (in Japanese) ネットワークIDについて(総合メディア基盤センター)>
<An example of VPNGW02 access (in Japanese)> vpngw02.pdf