If you want to look to journal articles on a topic:
LibrarySearch is a good place to start. Just type your keywords or a phrase in the search box. At the results screen, use the the filter options on the left to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles.
Use a database, especially for more in-depth research because LibrarySearch doesn’t cover all of our e-resources. Key databases for Japanese Studies are listed below.
Check the guide Database search tips for Japanese Studies, available as a Word doc and PDF.
Factiva is an international news database and a key resource for Japanese studies. It covers many Japanese publications, including: The Chunichi Shimbun; Daily Yomiuri; Japan Times; Keizai Kai; Kensetsu Tsushin Shimbun; Look Japan; Nihon Shokuryo Shimbun; Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun ; Nikkan Yakugyo; Nikkin; The Tokyo Shimbun and more. Searches can be made in Japanese if your keyboard has the capability.
Tips on searching Factiva for Japanese publications:
- To search Factiva for articles from a specific publication, click on 'Source' and type the publication title in the 'Find a Source' box.
- If you want to search through all Japanese publications, click on 'Source', then use the ‘Select Source Category’ drop-down menu to select Publications – By Region. Browse through the regions and countries, then click on Japan to add it to your search.
- The default Language setting is to look for articles in English. To change this, first click on English to remove it from your search. Next, click on 'Language' and select Japanese from the list to add it to your search.
For further help see these short videos and written guides: How to use Factiva
Academic Search Complete
A large database covering all subject areas. It contains lots of full text articles and is an excellent resource for any topic.
Business Source Complete
A huge database of academic journal articles, magazine articles, trade journals, reports, industry profiles, and company profiles on all aspects of business including management. It also provides country reports for Japan and other countries.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Key database for topics relating to intercultural communication, media, social media, and society
Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada), with references to articles, books and other publications from 1950 onwards; contains quite extensive abstracts for most entries; and links to journal articles.
Art Full Text
A key source for the visual arts, other subjects covered include design, architecture, fashion, film and video. Full text coverage from 1997, indexing from 1984. Includes the Art Abstracts database.
Hospitality and Tourism Complete
Articles from academic journals and trade magazines relating specifically to the Hospitality and Tourism sectors. Most articles are available in full text.
Search all of our Education databases at once.
Multidisciplinary database providing an archive of older full-text articles from a wide range of academic journals.
Includes a large collection of full-text journals It focuses on US and international law but can be very useful for international relations topics.
Performing Arts Periodicals Database
Mainly full-text database covering performing arts, including theatre, film, TV and computer games.
IBSS - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
Provides abstracts from international journals in the social sciences.
Covers a broad range of subjects including sociology, political theory, social anthropology. Covers material published since 1952. Also includes cited references for all journal articles indexed on the database since 2002.