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Japan Studies Collection: Finding Articles

The guide provides resources to assist your research on Japan.

Finding Articles in Japanese Journals

Online Indexes for Japanese journals

  • CiNii : Citation Information by NII/NII 論文情報ナビゲータ
    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.  See also the Getting the Most of CiNii Articles Database

Databases including full-text Japanese magazines/journal articles

Other helpful sites

  • Nihon no Bijutsu 日本の美術 
    Titles of each issue created by National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo

Finding Articles in American Journals

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

Link to UHM Library Journal Search via Primo <>

  • ABI/Inform Global
    The premier business and management database providing extensive coverage of North America and the world.
  • Academic Search Complete
    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.  Before using this database, check JStor YouTube Tutorial developed by Sinclair Library
  • Nexis Uni
    Full text newspapers and magazines including the Japan Times, The Japan News, The Nikkei Weekly.
  • Project Muse
    Full text of approximately 250 scholarly journals published by university presses. Links to JStor.

Othe Helpful Online Search Tools

  • Education About Asia
    Association for Asia Studies (AAS) Education About Asia (EAA) access. Free Registration is required to access approximately 900 articles from all thirty-seven back issues of Education About Asia from 1996–2008! Browse or search Tables of Contents.
  • Google Scholar
    Search the entire open access articles/books and UHM Only databases. Make sure you have set up your preference to the UHM Library.
    Search to retrieve reports, articles, and citations by simultaneously searching across multiple databases of the US Government.

Japan's Online Journals List

Titles, ISSNs, URLs for Japan's online journals (Excel file:328KB) complied by the National Diet Library

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.


Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar Search