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If you want to find journal articles on a topic, LibrarySearch is a good place to start. Just type your keywords or a phrase in the search box to find books, articles and other resources. At the results screen you can use the filter options on the left to limit your search, for example to journal articles. Check this quick guide Using LibrarySearch to find journal articles on a topic (PDF).
LibrarySearch doesn’t cover all of our e-resources. We recommend using a database for more in-depth research. Most databases are designed to help you to trace academic journal articles, but we also have databases covering other sources such as Japanese newspapers and magazines, images, films and TV. Log in when prompted with your Brookes username and password.
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: