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Japan Studies: Getting the Most of Union Catalog of Early Japanese Books 日本古典籍総合目録: Searching

The bibliographic database developed by the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) 国文学研究資料館

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You will find the following pages:

Home: What is the Kotenseki Sogo Mokuroku 古典籍総合目録?

Searching: 3 ways of searching Kotenseki Sogo Mokuroku

Search Tips: detailed information on each catagory, classificiations, where titles are from, notes, etc.

Roman Letter Search: Caution about using Roman letters in this database

The information is from the National Institute of Japanese Literature Kotenseki Sogo Mokuroku site

Boolean Operators page helps you understand how the Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) works. Outside Link

Three Searching Options

3 searching options are available. Select either "Work (Title)" Author" or "Bibliograhiy
Default setting is "Work"

kotenseki search 1"

Search words can be "Kanji (Chinese characters) and/or "Hiragana"
"Yomi" should be input in Hiragana.

You can select "Inside matching 中間一致," "Absolute matching 完全一致," "Prefix matching 前方一致," or "Suffix matching 後方一致." The default is "Inside matching."

title limit You can also select "Title (all) すべて," "Title (only face) 表記のみ," or "Title (only pronounce) よみのみ."

You can select "AND" "OR", "NOT"  When you input multiple words with space, it is equal to "AND" search.

Click on "Search"