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Okinawan Studies: Finding Journal Articles

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Finding Articles in Japanese Journals

Online Indexes for Japanese Journals

Databases Including Full-Text Japanese Magazines/Journal Articles

  • Asahi Shinbun Kikuzo II: 朝日新聞聞蔵II (UHM Only) (JPN versions)
    In additon to full-texts of the Asahi Newspaper from 1879 to present, includes Aera アエラ (monthly magazine), Shukan Asahi 週刊朝日 from 1984 to present. Also it includes Chiezo 知恵蔵 current issue.
  • CiNii : Citation Information by NII / NII 論文情報ナビゲータ  (ENG and JPN versions)
    Japanese scholarly journal index. Abstracts are available. Includes NDL Zasshi Kiji Sakuin search. Many full text articles from Daigaku Kiyo (大学紀要)are available in pdf. Can search holding institutions. Can save your bibliographic information in three different formats.
  • JAIRO / ジャイロ  (ENG and JPN versions)
    Japanese Institutional Repositories Online. It enables you to search all the institutional repositories sites in Japan. A lot of scholarly articles.
  • J-STAGE (Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic journals) / J-ステージ  (科学技術情報発信・流通総合システム)  (ENG and JPN versions)

Other Helpful Sites

Finding Articles in American Journals

Online Database Through UHM Library
(Valid UHM username and password are required!)

  • ABI/Inform Global
    The premier business and management database providing extensive coverage of North America and the world.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Provides full text for 3,288 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
  • Digital Dissertations
    Proquest digital dissertation database. Includes bibliographic citations for the doctoral and masters work of authors from 1,000 graduate schools and universities dating back to 1861. Citations for dissertations from 1980 forward include abstracts, and from 1997 on full-text is available for over 100,000 titles deposited with UMI.

  • JStor
    Comprehensive archives of important scholarly journal literature.

  • Lexis/Nexis Academic
    Full text newspapers and magazines including the Japan Times, Daily Yomiuri, Daily Mainichi.
  • Project Muse
    Full text of approximately 250 scholarly journals published by university presses. Links to JStor.

Othe Helpful Online Search Tools

  • US Gov't report/article Search
    Search to retrieve reports, articles, and citations by simultaneously searching across multiple databases of the US Government.

ILL/Article Delivery Tools

Cannot find journals in UH that contain articles that you are looking for?

As of Nov. 23, 2011, UHM Library and the University of the Ryukyus Library entered a special agreement to free receprocated ILL/DD transactions for items only available from each library holdings (borrowable materials only). This pilot project will end and be reviewed after five years.


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