Bibliography for Asian Studies
Indexes scholarly literature on East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present. Use "Advanced Search".
Bookplus indexes over 1,740,000 books. published in Japan from 1926 to the present.
Searches Institutional Repositories (book, conference proceedings, journal article, preprints, research reports, theses) created by Japanese universities using keywords.
Indexes 14,000 periodicals published in Japan after World War II and 6000 volumes of collected works.
The online catalog for the National Diet Library and Zasshi kiji sakuin.
NDL's search engine for digital materials; provides several search functions.
A union catalog of the holdings of Japanese academic institutions with about 2.5 million titles.
A union catalog of the holdings of many academic and public libraries worldwide with more than 40 million records.
Japanese has a built in adjacency function; characters placed together without a space will be searched as a compound phrase (e.g. 戦争責任). Words separated by a space can be combined by "AND", or used as alternate search terms when いずれかを含む is selected (e.g. 内閣 政権 国会 政治).
"Grey literature" is difficult-to-obtain unpublished literature collected from both government and private sources. These include policy studies and reports, white papers and annual reports, draft legislation, think-tank reports, public opinion polls, conference proceedings.
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