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Databases : The Integrated Edition of E-Journal and E-book

The List of Resource Types

Books and Journals

Meiji University Library OPAC

(Japanese database / available to visitors)

You can use OPAC to investigate not only books within Meiji University Library, but also books within the Yamanote Line Private University Library Consortium, Nacsis -Webcat and the bookstores in Jinbocho, Kanda, Tokyo. You can also receive information about related books by using a key word extracted from the data indicated by detail. The OPAC introduced the 想"imagine" software that shows the results of the investigation of bookstores and Wikipedia.

Webcat Plus

(Japanese database / available to visitors)

This is the new version of Nacsis Webcat by which you can search data you from university libraries in Japan. Books can be searched by the table of contents and an outline. Webcat Plus has also an associative retrieval function according to the searched for word or the data hit.

Books in Print (OCLC First Search)

(Foreign database / VPN)

The Database includes over 3.5 million titles published in the U.S. and Canada. The site can also be accessed for general use. Click here.

ECCO : The Eighteen Century Collections Online

(Foreign database / VPN)

A great collection of literature either written in English or published in England from 1701 to 1800. All pages can be perused with pictures and every words can be searched through a full-text searching. The contents include not only books, but single-sheet prints, Bibles, pamphlets, guide books, dictionaries, yearbooks and maps, with the exception of printed pictures and newspapers.

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Academic Journal Articles and Papers

WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)

(Foreign database / VPN)

WorldCat is one of the largest databases in the world regarding books, journals and audio-visual data, containing over 76 million titles of bibliography records and one billion and one hundred twenty million data. This site has been available for general use since 2006. Click here.

MAGAZINEPLUS

(Japanese database / not available to visitors)

One of the databases of the National Diet Library, consisting especially of the index of the journal articles(humanities and social sciences from1945, the other fields from 1965), and also containing a collection of papers, records of lectures, and articles from business magazines.

CiNii

(Japanese database / available to visitors)

The database of the National Diet Library consisting of the three databases : the index of journal articles, NII-ELS (journals of academic societies and research bulletins), and the Citation Index. NII-ELS includes not only the titles, but the full texts of some papers.

NDL-OPAC

(Japanese database / available to visitors)

The database of the National Diet Library consisting of the index of journal articles, braille points books and recording books. The registrant can also apply for photocopy data.

Web OYA-bunko

(Japanese database / not available to visitors)

The database of the Soichi Oya Bunko, a library of magazines collected by the late Mr.Soichi Oya, a Japanese critic. You can search 1.9 million titles of articles collected from about 370 magazines since 1988. The updating frequency is 1 time per month. The Bunko collects data form weekly magazines, general magazines (comprehensive magazines with many articles about a variety of themes. ) and magazines for women.

The Complete Database of Japanese Magazines and Periodicals from the Meiji Era to the Present

(Japanese database / VPN)

This is a database to search articles of Japanese magazines issued in Japan and the late Japanese colonies from the early Meiji era to the present. the targets are from comprehensive magazines to local magazines. The number of the articles currently stands at 10,853,253.

NikkeiBP Kijiken Service

(Japanese database / VPN)

This database offers an online service to download a PDF of an article of back issue magazines published by Nikkei BP.

Web of Science

(Foreign database / VPN)

A database of indexes of foreign papers and citation, including SCI SSCIA&HCI, containing 12,000 journals and 44 million records of proceedings (scientific meetings). You can follow the quoted excerpts of each paper, cited references and related papers which cite the same paper. Consequently, your research will be more effective, and you can easily estimate the sphere of influences of the paper and comprehend the trend of research quickly. The database collects data from natural sciences from 1900, social sciences from 1900,and humanities from 1975. You can also use the Endnote software to save and manage the information effectively.

CUP

(Foreign database / VPN)

This is an electronic package of journals offered by Cambridge University Press, containing about 200, from back files up to the latest issues, academic journals of natural and social science used as a basis for the fields.

OUP

(Foreign database / VPN)

An electronic package of journals and books offered by Oxford University Press, containing about 200, from the back files up to the latest issue, journals of natural science, technology, medicine and social sciences.

Science Direct

(Foreign database / VPN)

An electronic package of journals and books offered by Elsevier, containing about 2,000 journals, from the back files up to the latest issue, journals of natural science, technology, medicine and social sciences.

Springer Link

(Foreign database / VPN)

An electronic package of journals and books offered by Springer, containing about 1,200, from the back files up to the latest issue, journals of natural science, engineering, medicine, as well as from management, economics and law.

JSTOR

(Foreign database / VPN)

An electronic archive of journals of humanities and social science.

Wiley InterScience

(Foreign database / VPN)

An electronic package of journals offered by John Wiley and Sons, Inc., containing about 460 journals representing the fields of science, engineering and medicine. 280 journals are available in full text.

SwetsWise

(Foreign database / VPN)

An electronic package containing about 15,000 journals, including 6,000 social science journals. Many journals are available in full text owing to the contract with other electronic journals. Note that the information regarding the availability of full text to be displayed is not the most up date.

NII-REO

(Foreign database / VPN)

An electronic journal repository offered by NII, containing the Full Online Collection, and the Springer Online Journal Archive(OJA)from Oxford University Press.

ArticleFirst (OCLC FirstSearch)

(Foreign database / VPN)

A database offering an index of magazine articles from the fields of science, engineering, medicine, business, humanities and pop culture, containing 20,000 magazines mainly in English.

IBZ

(Foreign database / VPN)

IBZ This is the web version of IBZ, the International and interdisciplinary bibliography of academic periodical literature mainly from the humanities, social sciences and arts. Data from 1983 onward can be searched using this database.

HighWire

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic journal system presided over by Stanford University and containing academic journals mainly from the fields of science, engineering and medicine.

HighWire

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic journal system presided over by Stanford University and containing academic journals mainly from the fields of science, engineering and medicine.

Journal Citation Reports

(Foreign database / VPN)

Tool for evaluating and comparing the main academic journals in the world using indices ,such as Impact Factor.

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Newspapers

Kikuzoュカ

(Japanese database / VPN)

Newspaper database for the Asahi Shinbun.

Asahi Shinbun Database before World Warュカ

(domestic database / not available to visitors)

Database for the Asahi Shinbun from 1926 to 1945. This database can offer the printing of particular newspapers from the above time period in an enlarged or reduced size.

YOMIDAS REKISHIKAN

(Japanese database / VPN)

Archival database for the Yomiuri Shinbun with over 10 million of articles starting with the first print in 1874, 7th year of the Meiji Era, up to the latest issue, including articles of the DAILY YOMIURI from 1989 and the Who。ヌs Who for 26,000 people.

Yomiuri Shinbun during the Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras

(Japanese database / not available to visitors)CD and DVD

Database for the Yomiuri Shinbun during the Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras.

Mainichi NewsPack

(Japanese database / VPN)

Archival database for the Mainichi Shinbun

Nikkei Telecom 21

(Japanese database / VPN)

Database for the Nikkei 4 papers(Nikkei, Sangyo, Ryutsu and Kinyu)in full text since 1975. Also available is the information of corporations, personnel affairs, stock prices and claim prices as well as economic statistics.

ELNET

(domestic database / VPN)

Database for 61 newspapers(national papers, local papers and trade papers) and about 150 magazines, containing over 12 million articles since 1988, the information of which accumulated daily. At Meiji University Library you can access the index only.

LexisNexis Academic (English/Japanese)

(Foreign database / VPN)

General information service of LexisNexis for academic institutions, collecting articles from newspapers and magazines and also recording a broad range of information from business, law, medicine and medical supplies.

The Times Digital Archive 1785 to 1985

(Foreign database / VPN)

Archival database for The London Times, full page and full text with illustrations and photographs from the first printing in 1785 up to 1985.

AFP World Academic Archive(AFPWAA)

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database of news photographs and images of AFP , the French news agency, for Japanese educational institutions. The database has over 8 million photographs and images distributed to about 13,000 presses all over the world.

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Facts and People

Japan Knowledge

(Japanese database / VPN)

The largest Japanese database collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias, such as 。ニNippon Dai-hyakka Zensho。ヌ, as well as news columns and URLs of academic sites.

Nikkoku Online

(Japanese database / VPN)

The electronic version of the 。ニNippon Kokugo Dai-Jiten。ヌ the second version(Shogakukan).

Nippon Rekishi Chimei Taikei Japanese Compendium of History and Names of Places

(domestic database/ VPN)

The electronic version of 。ニJapanese Compendium of History and Names of Places。ヌ (Heibonsha)edited according to prefectures, including Kyoto city. In this database, a full text search can be carried out by means of a title. The names changed by mergers or admissions of cities, towns and villages can be searched up to December 1st, 2007. The database also contains 。ニThe Maps of Meiji Era Reprinted Edition。ヌ made by the Japanese Army, very rare maps of Japan according to prefectures and called 。ニthe Maps of the Phantom。ヌ. The creation of the maps began in the 17th year of the Meiji Era and were published through the 20s of the Meiji Era.

Web Minryoku

(Japaense database/ VPN)

Minryoku is the local database of the Asahi Shinbun, started from 1964. Web Minryoku , the web version, was released in 2008. The database evaluates local productivities and consumption capacities as Minryoku (People。ヌs Power),indicating the statistics of the index of the financial conditions of local governments, the introduction of the outline of the city zones containing the cities and their circumference parts, the main statistical indicators of prefectures, cities, towns and villages, and the index of areas and items.

WHOPLUS

(Japanese database / VPN)

One of the largest databases in Japan to search People and Books, offered by Nichigai Associates.

OED Online

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic version of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Marquis Who。ヌs Who on the web

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic version of about 20 。ニWho。ヌs Who。ヌ database published by Marquis, including over 1.3 million people recorded from 1985 onward. Updated every day.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library)

(Foreign database / VPN)

About 200 titles which Meiji University purchased from among the reference books of Gale can be displayed and searched.

Biography index

(Foreign database / not available to visitors)CD and DVD

Database from ancient to modern times containing 60,000 biographies of people from 2,700 sources such as biographies, letters, magazines, interviews, novels and plays.

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Law, Juridical Precedent and Administration

LEX/DB Internet

(Japanese database / not available to visitors)

Database of juridical precedents in full text from the precedents of the Supreme Court in the 8th year of the Meiji Era up to the present, the precedents from every area of law, such as civil law, civil affairs, special law, public law, social and economic law and criminal law. Offered by TKC.

LexisNexis JP

(Japanese database / VPN)

Comprehensive database of Japanese law offered by LexisNexis, including 197,000 precedents and the descriptions of precedents from the articles contained in the web site of the Supreme Court and four main juridical journals. Not only current laws but also past laws.

Horitsu Hanrei Bunken Jyoho Information of Judicial Precedent and Literature

(Japanese database / VPN)

Bibliographic information of juridical precedents and literature. The database offers 360 thousand juridical precedents from 26 juridical journals, and also books in the field of law, 1,300 juridical journals and research bulletins, and 420 thousand articles and talks on law from four Japanese newspapars :Asahi Shinbun, Yomiuri Shinbun, Mainichi Shinbun and Nikkei Shinbun.

Horitsu Bunken Sogo INDEX Comprehensive Index of Law Literature

(Japanese database / not available to visitors)

Information on how to locate the juridical literature monthly reports and the descriptions of the precedents of 。ニHanrei Jiho。ヌ, a precedent journal.

iJAMP

(Japanese database / VPN)

Database for the data of the central government and local governments including the latest information on the administration that the journalists of Jiji Tsushin covered, the profiles of chief officials of the central government, and bills and replies of councils.

Lexis.com

(Foreign database / VPN)

Law information including not only U.S. federal and state laws, regulations and precedents, but the laws and precedents of many countries, major regional patent information and law reviews. Also news, information of corporations, and marketing information is available.

JURIS Online

(Foreign database / VPN)

Law information including German federal and local current laws and past laws, all the precedents of each class of courts, data of European Union precedents, main papers and summaries of cases from juridical journals, and press releases.

Hein-On-Line

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for about 1,000 American juridical journals and the reports of American government, the 。ニFederal Register。ヌ, and American official law report, 。ニU.S. Reports。ヌ.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers(HCPP)

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for the parliamentary papers of the House of Commons since 2004, recorded on micro film and DVD. The database offers all the pages in full text images with maps and charts, so the full text search is available according to the names of the documents, the year, and the term.

19/20C House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for the parliamentary papers of the House of Commons in 19th and 20th centuries in full text.

Jurist DVD

(Japanese database / not available to visitors)

The DVD of Jurist, a Japanese legal journal, 1952-2001

The Hanrei-Hyakusen 100 Selected Precedents, Jurist Separate Volume

(Japanese database / not available to visitors)

DVD of 23,000 precedents from 232 books including 177 kinds of 。ニHanrei-Hyakusen, 35 kinds of 。ニShuyo-Hanrei-Kaisetsu, Descriptions of Important Precedents。ヌ , 13 kinds of 。ニKihon-Hanrei-Kaisetsu,Descriptions of Basic Precedents。ヌ ,and others. The precedents of the Supreme Court are available in full text.

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Economy, Finance and Management

Eol ESPer

(Japanese database / VPN)

Database for the annual security reports of about 3,600 listed companies of national securities exchanges and JASDAQ since 1984, offered by Eol. The database also offers semi-annual reports, extraordinary reports, correction reports, initial public offering prospectuses, corporate information, stock quotes, statement of accounts and financial statistics. The database has the functions of screening, contents search, package download, or a watch list.

Nikkei NEEDS Financial Quest 2.0

(Japanese database / VPN)

Database for economic data of various genres, such as corporate finance. Meiji University created the contract to access the data of 。ニIndustrial Package。ヌ and you can access the statistics of industries, production dynamic states, production, shipments and stocks, energy, and foreign trade general conditions.

ASIA Database

(Japanese database / VPN)

Database of 。ニYearbook of Asian Affairs。ヌ, the Japanese title of which is 。ニAjia Doko Nenpo。ヌ from 1970 to the present, offering information of political and economic trends of 22 Asian countries and areas. You can search the reports of trends analyses, reference data, and main statistics of each country and area in full text search.

GBRC Online Journal

(Japanese database / VPN)

An online journal offered by Global Business Research Center, an NPO.

Mergent Online

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for corporate and financial information of 15,000 listed companies in the U.S. and 20,000 listed companies in countries other than the U.S offered by Mergent. The data of the listed companies in the U.S. is the data of EDGARR filings of SEC.

The Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths。ヌ-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for the books and periodicals of the Goldsmith Library of London University and the Kress Library of Harvard Business School. A very rare and important social science collection consisting mainly of history of economics, history of management, and history of social thought, including 61,000 books from 1468 to 1850 and 466 periodicals from 1695 to 1850.

NBER Working Paper Series

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic version of the journals concerned mainly with the economy, issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

ProQuset ABI/INFORM

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for academic journals and 3,000 trade magazines(2,000 full texts available) concerning business and management information. You can access ABI/INFORM Global, the Trade & Industry and Dateline.

EcoLit (OCLC FirstSearch)

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for the booklists from the 。ニJournal of Economic Literature。ヌ and the 。ニIndex of Economic Articles。ヌ, as well as from the index of economic literature and information on abstracts from 。ニAbstracts of Working Papers in Economics。ヌ.

Source OECD

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic version of the journals and booklets issued by OECD.

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Literature

MLA International Bibliography

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database of bibliographic indexes from 4,000 journals, monographs, working papers and records of meetings since 1963 for study of humanities, such as literature, linguistics and folklore offered by Modern Language Association of America. BDSL (Foreign database / VPN) Database of an index of literature on German linguistics and the study of German literature. You can search the data from 1985 up to 1995.

BDSL

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database of an index of literature on German linguistics and the study of German literature. You can search the data from 1985 up to 1995.

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Science, Technology, Agriculture and Medicine

J-STAGE

(Japanese database / available to visitors)

Free database containing about 250 Japanese academic journals regarding information of science and technology.

JDream III

(Japanese database / not available to visitors)

Database of bibliographic index for searching data in the fields of science and technology in Japan since 1975.

Rika-Nenpyo Premium Science Chronology Premium

(Japanese database / VPN)

The electronic version of 。ニRika-Nenpyo。ヌ from the first issue in 1925 to the present. You can search the data by using table of contents, index or full text. Also, maps and charts are downloadable.

NRI Cyber Patent Desk

(Japanese database / VPN)

This database is the official gazette of the Patent Office. Useful technical information, such as technical reports of companies, can be searched via this database.

Nature NOLINE

(Foreign database / VPN)

An electronic package containing data on natural sciences in general, including life science and physical science, from 。ニNature。ヌ and 23 journals in full text since 2004.

Dialogue Select ICONDA

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for world technical information, especially concerning civil engineering, city planning, regional planning, architecture and construction. A fourteen country international organization created the database, recording over 600 periodicals, books, research reports, theses, and special data.

ProQuest Dialog

(Foreign database / VPN)

By using ProQuest Dialog, you can search 6 databases offered by Dialog, such as SciSearch (Science and Technology, Biological Medicine/Humanities, Social Sciences), BIOSIS (Life Science), INSPEC (Physics/Engineering), COMPENDEX (Engineering/Technology Literature), EMBASE (Medicine and Pharmacy), PsycINFO (Psychology /Behavioral Science and Social Science). The six databases can perform cross searches and can download data.

SciFinder Web

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for information on chemistry literature since 1900 including the related fields of biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, and medicine. Also, the database has the world。ヌs largest collection of literature on organic substances and inorganic matter. At Meiji University, we have been able to use the partial structure search service since 2008. You can access the database from campus without the need for any special software.

IEL Online (IEEE/IET Electronic Library Online)

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for almost every journals, records of meetings and engineering specifications issued by IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Inc.)and IET(the Institution of Engineering and Technology).

Science Online

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic version of 。ニScience。ヌ issued by the American Association of the Advancement of Science.

AIP

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic version of 17 journals from back files to the newest editions in full test issued by American Institute of Physics.

APS

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic version of 8 journals from back files to the newest editions in full test issued by the American Physical Society.

Journal of Biological Chemistry

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for main papers on biological science, biological physics, cell biology and molecular biology.

ACS

(Foreign database / VPN)

Database for 36 titles in full text since 1996 offered by the American Chemical Society.

IPAP

(Foreign database / VPN)

The journal issued by the Institute of Pure and Applied Physics.

IOP

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic journal service of the Institute of Physics.

ScienceDirect E-Book

(Foreign database / VPN)

Reference work on various fields.

AGRICOLA

(Foreign database / VPN)

A search engine site for literature on agriculture.

MEDLINE (Web of knowledge)

(Foreign database / VPN)

A typical database for medical literature, containing about 5,000 titles of journals from about 70 countries all over the world.

OSA (Optical Society of America)

(Foreign database / VPN)

The electronic journal service of the Optical Society of America.

Math SciNet

(Foreign database / VPN)

A comprehensive bibliographic database for mathematical literature offered by the American Mathematical Society.

PubMed

(Foreign database / VPN)

The simple search site of MEDLINE, the bibliographical database for medicine and biology.

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China Study

中国基本古籍庫 Warehouse of Chinese Books of Antiquity

(Foreign database / not available to visitors)

Database of 10,000 books of classical, historical, and basic literature from the early Qin Dynasty to The Republic of China, including the photographs of the books of wood engraving selected by experts. Full text search is available.

文淵閤 四庫全書 Siku Quanshu,SKQS

(Foreign database / not available to visitors)

Database for Siku Quanshu,SKQS, the largest collection of Chinese literature, edited according to the instruction of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. Full text search is available.

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Education

ERIC (OCLC FirstSearch)

(Foreign database / VPN)

The largest bibliographic database for literature on pedagogy of European languages since 1966.

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