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New Release: Research Navi in English by National Diet Library of Japan

by Sachiko Iwabuchi 岩渕祥子 on 2021-02-10T11:00:00-10:00 | Comments
The National Diet Library (NDK) of Japan launched an English version of Research Navi (Research Portal) on January 27, 2021


National Diet Library's English Version of Research Navi

"First launched in 2009, the National Diet Library's Research Navi provides information on how to conduct web searches, where to find useful materials, and how to use the NDL's Special Materials Rooms as well as recommended databases and websites.

The new English version includes a collection of articles in English about the Research Navi. These articles were written by employees who work in the Special Materials Rooms at the NDL. The Research Navi website is compatible with smartphones and tablets. Patrons can also receive notification of updates via an RSS feed reader."


As of February 2021, 9 subjects (subcategories) of useful research tools are published online.


  • Publication, Journalism, Library, Information Science (11)
  • Political Science, Law, Public Administration (23)
  • Economy, Industry (2)
  • Society, Labor, Education, Sports (1)
  • Science, Technology, Medicine (2)
  • History, Geography (14)
  • Philosophy, Religion (2)
  • Art, Language, Literature (21)
  • Children's Literature (2)

The number in parentheses indicates the number of resources included in the subcategory. 

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