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In addition to the e-content provided through the Library web site, many academic publishers are making additional e-resources available. Check this list Library resources during COVID-19 pandemic for details. The list is being updated as more resources become available, so do check back regularly.
LibrarySearch » is a good place to start. Use it to search for a topic and find books, articles and other resources. Just type your keywords or a phrase in the search box. At the results screen, use the filter options on the left to limit your search to articles. Check this quick guide Using LibrarySearch to find journal articles on a topic (PDF)
Databases are academic equivalents of Google and other search engines, where you can type in your topic and find sources about it. Instead of searching the Web, they focus on scholarly, academic and peer-reviewed material for your assignments and research. They search through collections of journal articles (and sometimes books, book chapters, reports and other published material). Each database covers a different set of journal titles or other sources, such as newspapers and magazines, images, films and TV.
See below for a list of useful resources for Japanese Studies. You may also want to take a look at other Subject Help pages for databases recommended for other subjects such as Business, Film Studies, Anthropology etc.
Finding journal and news articles for Japanese Studies (PDF) » Includes tips on how to search databases effectively.
Literature search plan for Japanese Studies (Word) » Designed to help you plan your search - download a copy and add your own notes.
You are welcome to contact the Academic Liaison Librarian for Modern Languages for 1-to-1 help.
Factiva is an international news database and a key resource for Japanese studies. It covers Japanese titles such as Global news databases covering 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 :
In addition to LibrarySearch (mentioned above), we have many databases that can help you track down articles from academic journals. You are welcome to ask your Academic Liaison Librarian for advice on choosing and searching databases.
A good database to start with is Academic Search Complete which covers all subject areas. It offers full text access to thousands of journals.
JSTOR is another multi-disciplinary database, but it focuses on older academic journals. Note that most journals covered do not give access to issues which are less than 3-5 years old.
Art and film topics
Other useful databases