Recommended Databases

CiNii Articles Database of Articles (mainly domestic resources)
Scopus Database of Articles (mainly international resources)
聞蔵IIテキスト for Libraries Full-text database of Asahi Shimbun (Simultaneous access: two sessions)
日経テレコン21 Full-text database of Nikkei (Simultaneous access: five sessions)
JapanKnowledge Lib Archive encyclopedia, dictionaries, reference compilations, and periodical resources in Japan (Simultaneous access: two sessions)

Please see "How to search for Academic Resources"

List of Databases


Please inquire at the Periodicals and Electronic Section on how to use resources off campus via VPN and for walk-in users (Central Library only) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

TEL: 076-264-5207


Scopus       <Details>
Field General
Contents Abstract and citation database on science, technology, medicine (STM)
Mendeley Quick Reference guide (Japanese text)
Web of Science   <Details
Field General
Contents Web of Science
(Core Collection)
Database of articles in academic journals and citation
<<Purchase was cancelled in 2016 and this database is no longer available.>>
"EndNote basic" is available for one person to access at a time.
(Journal Citation Reports)
Impact factor of academic journals
<About JCR>
When using this from outside the campus, please access via <<GakuNin Service>> from here.
(Essential Science Indicators)
Analyze the research performance of individuals, companies, institutions, nations, and journals
<About ESI>
When using this from outside the campus, please access via <<GakuNin Service>> from here.
– Please click "Continue without signing in" when the "Sign In" window opens.
MAGAZINE PLUSSimultaneous access: one session
Field General
Contents Database of Japanese documents, including popular journals
JapanKnowledge LibSimultaneous access: two sessions
Field General
Contents Online web archive that boasts the largest corpus of encyclopedia, dictionaries, reference compilations, and periodical resources in Japan
Click here to learn how to use this resource.
Field General
Contents Attributes of 3,700 prizes or awards in Japan and their records
日経テレコン21Simultaneous access: five sessionsCampus use only
Field General
Contents Database of a wide range of business information in newspapers, journals, and databases of enterprises all over the world for the last 30 years
New York Times  / New York Times in EducationNewspaper
Field General
Contents Full-text database of New York Times  from 1851 to 1922 and 1981 to present.)
"New York Times in Education" is a learning database which edited the article published in the New York Times so that it can be used as a discussion material.
Field General
Contents Online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The collection includes more than 2,000 titles from 100 countries in 56 languages with an up to 60-day back catalog.
聞蔵IIテキスト for LibrariesNewspaperSimultaneous access: two sessions
Field General
Contents Full-text database of Asahi Shimbun after 1984
PsycINFOCampus onlyID/Password
Field Psychology
Contents Resource for abstracts and citations for behavioral and social science research provided by the American Psychological Association
Simultaneous access: three sessions
Field Social Science
Contents Integrated database of academic resources about China
TKCローライブラリーSimultaneous access: ten sessions
Field Law
Contents Database of judicial precedents in Japan (Unavailable through VPN or by visitors)
LEX/DBインターネット Database of domestic judicial precedents
公的判例集データベース Database of 21 status books such as"最高裁判所民事判例集" and "最高裁判所刑事判例集"
Super 法令Web Database of laws and regulations based on the status book "現行日本法規"
新・判例解説Watch Interpretation of notable and important precedents provided three months after their disclosure
法律文献総合INDEX Database of commentaries of precedents, articles, and resources
Westlaw Next
Field Law
Contents Online database of law information. Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treatises, legal forms and other information resources.
[User Guide]      
EconLitSimultaneous access: four sessions
Field Economics
Contents Database of articles about economics
Field Education
Contents Database of education research and information
MathSciNet [利用マニュアル(丸善,PDFファイル)]
Field Mathematics
Contents Database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of mathematical sciences literature after 1940
Field Chemistry
Contents Research discovery application that provides integrated access to the source of references, substances, and reactions in chemistry and related sciences 
<Registration is required at the time of first access.>
Field Chemistry
Contents Search and read chemistry books published in Japan
GeoScience World+GeoRef
Field Earth Science
Contents Online resource for research and communications in the earth sciences
PubMed / PubMed (for KU users)Free
Field Medicine
Contents Database of citations for biomedical literature mainly in English. 
Please enter PubMed through the KU users’ link, you might be able to find a link to the article.
The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection
Field Medicine
Contents Database of online seminars on biomedical and life sciences
Web版医学中央雑誌Campus only, Simultaneous access: eight sessions
Field Medicine
Contents Database of articles from the medical field, in Japanese
CINAHLSimultatneous access: four sessions
Field Medicine and Health Sciences
Contents Database of medical and health sciences
EBMRSimultaneous access: two sessions
Field Clinical medicine
Contents EBMR:
Resource for electronic information about the the evidence based medicine (EBM) movement that combines seven of the most trusted EBM resources
ACP Journal Club Studies that are both methodologically sound and clinically relevant
Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials Bibliographic database of definitive controlled trials as part of an international effort to create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Detailed, structured reviews of clinical topics and findings reviewed by experts
Cochrane Methodology Register A bibliography of references to controlled trials in journal articles and other publications with methodologies used in health studies
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects Selected systematic reviews on the effectiveness of clinical interventions and policies from databases such as MEDLINE
Health Technology Assessments Records on ongoing studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions
NHS Economic Evaluation Database Database provides abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations
Field Clinical medicine
Contents Evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resources
最新看護索引Web  [User’s manual (Japanese text)]Simultaneous access: two sessions
Field Nursing
Contents Database of journal articles on nursing