Recommended Databases

CiNii Research Database of Articles and Research Data (mainly domestic resources)
Scopus Database of Articles (mainly international resources)
朝日新聞クロスサーチ 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)
ざっさくプラス Database of Japanese documents, including popular journals (Simultaneous Access: one session)

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


Field General
Contents Abstract and citation database on science, technology, medicine (STM)
Mendeley Quick Reference guide (Japanese text)
Web of Science   
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.
ざっさくプラスSimultaneous 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.
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
朝日新聞クロスサーチNewspaperSimultaneous access: two sessions
Field General
Contents Full-text database of Asahi Shimbun after 1984
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: one session
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
CAS SciFindern
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.
Web版医学中央雑誌 Simultaneous access: ten sessions
Field Medicine
Contents Database of articles from the medical field, in Japanese
Cochrane Library
Field Medicine
Contents Collection of medical information resources
CINAHLSimultatneous access: four sessions
Field Medicine and Health Sciences
Contents Database of medical and health sciences
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