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Useful Databases

◆Books and journals   ◆Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
OPAC(Sophia University Library)   Britannica ACADEMIC
e-Resources Access Page   JapanKnowledge Lib
CiNii Books   KOD (Kenkyusha Online Dictionary)
NDL-OPAC   Gale Virtual Reference Library
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◆ Journal Articles   ◆Newspapers
EBSCOhost   LexisNexis Academic
Web of Science   KIKUZO II visual  <ASAHI >
CiNii   YOMIDASU Rekishikan <YOMIURI >
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    ProQuest Newspaper Collection
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◆Subject Databases  
Arts & Humanities Economics / Statistics Law & Politics
Science & Technology Environment Psychology
Medicine & Nursing    
     
◆Digital collections of Sophia University
Sophia University's Repository for Academic Resources=Sophia-R (Dissertations, Kiyo, etc.)
Laures Kirishitan Bunko Database
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◆ Books and Journals

If the words "off-campus use available "are written, you can access the Web site from outside the campus.

OPAC (Sophia University Library)  *off-campus use available

E-journals

E-books

CiNii Books   *off-campus use available
 Union Catalog of Japanese University Libraries. 

Webcat Plus   *off-campus use available
Webcat Plus is also Union Catalog of Japanese University Libraries
With an imaginary search platform 

GeNii (NII Scholaly and Academic Information Portal ) *off-campus use available

NDL-OPAC   *off-campus use available
National Diet Library Catalog

British Library   *off-campus use available
British Library Public Catalogue

US Library of Congress   *off-campus use available
Library of Congress Catalog

WorldCat *off-campus use available
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services.

 
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◆Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


If the words "off-campus use available" are written, you can access the web site from outside the campus.

Encyclopædia Britannica (Academic Edition)
Encyclopædia Britannica: Online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica including authoritative information on people, places, events with articles, videos, and more.

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna (Spanish)

Encyclopadia Universalis (French)

JapanKnowledge+ (up to 4 users)
Collection of various kinds of encyclopedias and dictionaries including "Nihon Dai-hyakka zenzho" (Nipponica), Encyclopedia of Japan, "Gendai yougo no kiso chishiki" (Dictionary of current terms), JK Who's Who, English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries.
”Kokushi Daijiten” (Grand dictionary of Japanese History) be included in 2010.9

KOD (Kenkyusha Online Dictionary) (up to 10 users)
Collection of various kinds of English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries, including computer, science, medicine and business term dictionaries.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of reference books. You can search over 85 titles of specialized encyclopedias.

Science Direct (SciVerse)
Elsevier's 1800 journals can be searched.
NOTE: Library prepaid E-journals and E-books. Please download the file clicking “C”.

 
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◆ Journal Articles

Japanese Periodicals Index (NDL-OPAC) *off-campus use available
The academic Japanese journal articles(National Diet Library holdings)

CiNii Articles (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator,pronounced like"sigh-knee")
Database service that enables searching of information on academic papers published in academic society journals or university research bulletins , or included in the National Diet Library's periodicals index Databases.

Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Shusei database (Koseisha) <up to 1 users>
Journal articles published in Japan (from Meiji period to present)

Web OYA-bunko (up to 1 user)
Weekly Magazines, general magazines, women's magazines in Japan can be searched.

Nikkei BP articles (Japanese)
About 40titles published by Nkkei Business Publications, Inc.
Attention : The number of Access times for reading the articles is limited. So, please open only the required article.

Web of Science
provides researchers, administrators, facaulty, and students with quick powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, covers wide range of peer reviewed journals Data: 1975- available

EBSCOhost ( General ) ( Business ) ( Psychology ) ( From off-campus )
General: The E-journal databases in the field of humanities, social sciences, and natural science.

Bussiness: Business Source Elite, Database of scholarly business journals, Econlit is a indexed bibliography of the world's economic literature, both of them provided by EBSCOhost.

Psychology: PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES *Only the students and faculty members of the department of psychology (Only faculty members and students of Sophia University's department of psychology can log in to PsychINFO, PsycARTICLES . Specific passwords are given by the department. Those persons affiliated with Sophia University who do not belong to Sophia's department of psychology but wish to use these databases, please consult the reference desk on the first floor.)

From off-campus: Only Sophia faculty members who are given a specific password at the reference desk can log in to EBSCOhost from home. Please make a request at the reference desk on the first floor in the Central Library..

BAS (Bibliography of Asian Studies)
The bibliographies of materials about Asia published in 1971 and afterwards (The dissertations and journal articles and the proceedings written in Western language,etc.)

Current Digest of the Post-Soviet press
English translation of many Russian publications carefully selected. (Research Report, UN parliament papers, research and analysis of the government, newspapers, magazines)

 
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◆ Newspapers (Please make sure to log out as soon as you finish your search)

If the words "off-campus use available" are written, you can access the web site from outside the campus.

ProQuest NewsPaper Collection
  ・New York Times Collection (Original image data:1851-2008), (Fulltext:1980-present)
  ・Wall Street Journal Collection (Original image data:1889-1994),(Fulltext:1984-present)
  ・Washington Post Collection (Original image data:1877-1995),(Fulltext:1987-present)

The Times Digital Archive
・The Times: English Daily Newspaper (Original image data:1785-2006)

KIKUZO II visual <ASAHI Shimbun Database>(Japanese) (Up to 2 users)
Asahi Shimbun from 1945 , and the journal "AERA".
Document Skipper is needed in order to view the articles from 1945 to 1984. You can download Document Skipper from the page after clicking "使い方"

YOMIDASU Rekishikan <YOMIURI Shimbun Database)(Japanese/English)(Up to 2 users)
Yomiuri Shimbun(1874~), THE DAILY YOMIURI(1989~).

MAISAKU <Mainichi Shmbum Database>(Japanese/English)(Up to 2 users)
Mainichi Shimbun (1872~)、Mainichi Dayly News(2008-)、
Weekly ECONOMIST(Japaese)(1989.10~)

Nikkei Telecom 21 <Nihon Keizai Shimbun, etc.> (Up to 10 users) 
The Nikkei Shimbun(1975~) , and major Japanese company and people information.

People’s Daily database <人民日報> (Chinese)
People's Daily from 1946 to present.

LexisNexis Academic
Database of newspaper articles from all over the world;You can also search Legal, Business and Medical sources. Manual for Search

 
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◆ Biographies

If the words "off-campus use available" are written, you can access the web site from outside the campus.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of reference books. You can search over 74 titles of specialized encyclopedias.
Title list

Marquis Biographies Online (up to 1 user)
Database of over 1.2 million people, serving the reference, business, and academic communities.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online(DNB) (up to 3 users)
Online version of "Oxford English Dictionary of National Biography (DNB), 60 Vols.”

ReaD
The research-and-development information in Japan is recorded. Researcher information, research organization information, etc.

 
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◆Subject Databases

○ Arts & Humanities
     
Cambridge Companions Online
Cambridge Companions Online is the electronic version of the Cambridge Companions book series, and provides introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods in the subject areas of literature, philosophy, classics, religion, and cultural studies.
     
Cambridge Histories Online
Provides full text online access to the complete 260-plus volumes of Camgbridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Use Eighteenth Century Collections Online to access the digital images of every page of books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of millions of pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online
It is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century.It includes"Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange","British Politics and Society","British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture" ,"Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest" ,"European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection" ,"Photography: The World through the Lens" ,"Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925" ,"Women:Transnational Networks".

Historical Abstracts(EBSCOHost) (up to 3 users)
Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more - essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. History and social science researchers have used Historical Abstracts to discover significant and groundbreaking work for more than 50 years.
     
Cambridge Books Online
Provides 275 titles of Asia studies collection.   

Project MUSE Standard Collection
MUSE began as a pioneering joint project of the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSEL) at JHU. Project MUSE provides a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. Their journals are heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields. Their collection includes “Monumenta Nipponica” of Sophia University.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Subject (HSS)

EBSCOhost ( General ) ( Psychology ) ( From off-campus )
General: The E-journal databases in the field of humanities, social sciences, and natural science.

Psychology: PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES *Only the students and faculty members of the department of psychology (Only faculty members and students of Sophia University's department of psychology can log in to PsychINFO, PsycARTICLES . Specific passwords are given by the department. Those persons affiliated with Sophia University who do not belong to Sophia's department of psychology but wish to use these databases, please consult the reference desk on the first floor.)

From off-campus: Only Sophia faculty members who are given a specific password at the reference desk can log in to EBSCOhost from home. Please make a request at the reference desk on the first floor in the Central Library.

JSTOR
Arts & Science I ~ III, Ⅴ, Ⅶ, Ⅷ、Business collection.
Archives of core journals in the fields of economic, business, humanities, and social sciences, etc.
Covers from the first issue to up to 3 or 5 yeas before current issues.

Periodicals Archive Online
Periodicals Archive Online is an archive of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences. You can search by words, phrases from the first issue to 2000.
     
Taylor & Francis SSH Library: Taylor & Francis
About 1,100 journals of humanities and social sciences can be browsed and searched.  

Sabin Collection
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more.


Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
Database of abstracts of linguistics and language behavior.

Index Islamicus(EBSCOhost)
Index Islamicus, produced by Brill Academic Publishers, is an international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.

INFORME (up to 1user)
Database includes about 400 Spanish publications, from topical articles to the academic documents.

International Medieval Bibliography
The International Medieval Bibliography was founded in 1967 with the aim of providing a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles. This multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa and the Near East (300 - 1500) contains more than 350,000 records and offers a wide range of search possibilities.

BAS (Bibliography of Asian Studies)
The bibliographies of materials about Asia published in 1971 and afterwards

Oxford Art Online (up to 1user)
Offers accsee to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,000 images contained within Grove Art Online and over 5,000 entries from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

Index of Christian Art
The most important archives of medieval art in existence and the most specialized resource for the iconographer.

Patrologia Latina
Historical materials related to Christiansaints and the literary works left by one thousand Fathers of the Church and similar writers

Acta Sanctorum
Historical materials related to Christiansaints and the literary works left by one thousand Fathers of the Church and similar writers.

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○Economics & Stastistics

If the phrase "off-campus use available "is written, you can access the Web site from outside the campus

【Economics】

EBSCOhost( Business ) ( From off-campus )
Business: Business Source Elite, Database of scholarly business journals, Econlit is a indexed bibliography of the world's economic literature, both of them provided by EBSCOhost.

From off-campus: Only Sophia faculty members who are given a specific password at the reference desk can log in to EBSCOhost from home. Please make a request at the
reference desk on the first floor in the Central Library.

Science Direct (SciVerse)
Elsevier's 1800 journals can be searched.
NOTE: Library prepaid E-journals and E-books for 150,000 articles per year. Please download the file clicking “Purchase PDF”.

Emerald Management eJournals 95

JSTOR
Arts & Science I ~ III, Ⅴ,Ⅶ,Ⅷ、Business collection.
Archives of core journals in the fields of economic, business, humanities, and social sciences, etc.
Covers from the first issue to up to 3 or 5 yeas before current issues.

Web of Science
Provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.
Covers wide range of peer reviewed journals(Data: 1965- available)

Nikkei.com  Database of En(Up to 10 users) This service will end by the end of November.
English version of Nikkei Newspaper and the Japanease companies imformation.
(Database name changed from `Nikkei Net Interactive')

AIDE : Archive of IDE (Institute of Developing Economics)(Japanese)
700 books and 6500 articles published by IDE after 1990 have now become available online.

Asia Trend Databases (Japanese)
Can be searched from first issue of the ‘Asia trend annual’(1970~)

EDINET *off-campus use available
The Financial Statements provided by FSA.

NIKKEI NEEDS-FinancialQUEST (up to 10 users)
Web-based database of numeric data on finance and economics.

【Statistics】

China Data Online
China Data Online provided by China Data Center provides users easy access to information on 1)yearly China macro-economic statistics, 2)monthly macro-economic statistics, 3)
monthly economic reports, 4) city statistics(1996-), 5)country statistics(1997-),6)industrial statistics ,and 7)various yearbooks.

International Financial Statistics
Online version of the "Inernational Financial Statistics" by IMF.

Web-Minryoku
It is a statistics database for every area in Japan.
OECD iLibrary
Changed to the new interface. (old interface: SourceOECD is also available.)
Full text of the OECD publication (PDF) available. Book and periodicals (1998-), statistics(1960s-) has been included. Statistical data can be downloaded (EXCEL, CSV format)

OECD statistical terms
   
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○Law & Politics

If the phrase "off-campus use available "is written, you can access the Web site from outside the campus.

Lexis.Com
Legal, precedents, law review, management, company information, etc.
Alert

Westlaw International
Comprehensive legal information database provided by Thomson Legal & Regulatory.
Law, Cases, Law reviews, Law journals, encyclopedias of law, almanacs of lawyers, news and business information are included.
By using the West key number system, you can quickly reach the desired information.

HeinOnline
It includes full text articles mainly from the American law journals and Federal Register.
     

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Bibliography of academic articles on political and diplomatic, international issues. (1975-)


WTO Dispute Settlement Commentary -DSC Service Online - (WorldTradeLaw.net)
The Dispute Settlement Commentary (DSC) service is a comprehensive legal research tool for WTO dispute settlement. Features include summary/analysis of all reports/arbitrations; up-to-date keyword index; and a database of dispute settlement tables/statistics.

Official website of the EU
Europa.eu is the official website of the European Union.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers(Eighteenth-Twentieth Century)
Includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present.

Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
Criminal Justice Abstracts, formerly produced by Sage Publications, includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology.
Hanrei Taikei (Japanese) (Up to 50 users)
Collections of cases which appeared in law reports and legal articles.

Genko Hoki (Japanese) (Up to 50 users)
It includes the Constitution of Japan, Japanese law, government ordinance and ministerial ordinance etc.

LEX DB Internet (Japanese) (Up to 10 users)
Leagl information database. The judicial precedents from the judicial precedents of the Supreme Court in Meiji 8 until today can be comprehensively searched in a full text.

Lexis AS ONE (Japanese)
Changed to the new interface. (old interface: LexisNexis is also available till 30th October.)
Japanese legal informarion database including precedents, official notices and guidelines, legal forms,etc.

Ecology Express (Up to 1 user)
Japanese environmental information database including laws , regulations, news of governmental organizations or companies, and so on.
*It is possible to retrieve it without logging in from top page, because the university has contracted.

Kampo
Official gazette (Including texts, extra texts, catalog, material edition etc.)
When you would like to use this database, please ask at the reference counter.

Seisaku Joho platform
Bibliography and abstracts of the reports which the Japanese government agencies have made.
When you would like

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○ Science & Technology

If the words "off-campus use available "are written, you can access the Web site from outside the campus

【Science General】

Web of Science
Provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.
Covers wide range of peer reviewed journals(Data: 1965- available)

JDreamⅢ  (Japanese platform)
Science and Technology databases

Science Direct (SciVerse) (Elsevier)
Elsevier's 1800 journals can be searched.
NOTE: Library prepaid E-journals and E-books. Please download the file clicking “Purchase PDF”.

Springer Link
Approximately 1,700 full-text titles

Wiley Online Library
Approximately 1,360 full-text titles. New platform (8.9.2010)

Nature
Online edition of journal ‘ Nature’ . 1997~current.

Science
Online edition of journal ‘Science’ (ISSN:00368075). 1880~current.

Journal@rchive
The electronic archive of japanese academic journals operated by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

【Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, etc.】

ACS Publications
Electronic journals of American Chemical Society.

RSC: Royal Society of Chemistry
E-journals of Royal Society of Chemistry.

SciFinder Web (Academic)
CAS(Chemical Abstracts Service) databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more!
For using Scifinder Web, needed to register for use.
Here

Kagakusho Shiryo-kan : E-Reference Books portal (Chemical society of Japan)(Japanese)
Comprehensive chemistry books published by Chemical Society of Japan, can be searched. Contains about 120vols, 60,000pages of handbooks, dictionaries, etc.

【 Physics 】

APS Journals
E-journals of American Physical Society.

Optical Society of America(OSA)
E-journals of Optical Society of America.


【Electrical Engineering】

IEEE
Fulltexts and abstracts from 1998 of the journals published by IEEE.

【Mathematical Science】

MathSciNet
Database covering the world's mathematical literature of the post 61 years.

ZENTRALBLATT MATH ONLINE
The ZBMATH Database contains more than 3 million entries drawn from about 3500 journals and 1100 serials from 1826 to present.

SIAM Journals
Journals of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

【Medicine/Nursing】

EBSCOhost (Medicine/Nursing)
CINAHL(Nursing)、MEDLINEMedicine).

      
PubMed
The medicine reference database with which the reference of 4,000 or more magazines can be searched.

JDreamⅢ (Japanese platform)
Science and Technology databases.

ICHUSHI Web (Japanese platform) (Up to 3 users)
Japan Medical Journal Abstracts & Indexes

Medical Online (Japanese platform)
Japanese medical journals and medicine database.

BioMed Central
An open-access journal

The Cochrane Library
A collection of databases in medicine and other healthcare specialties.

OpenHelix
Provides onsite training on specific bioinformatics databases and tools.

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○Environment

EBSCOhost ( Environment 

Ecology Express (Up to 1 user)(Japanese platform)
Japanese environmental information database including laws , regulations, news of governmental organizations or companies, and so on.
*It is possible to retrieve it without logging in from top page, because the university has contracted.
 
○Psychology

EBSCOhost (Psychology
PsycINFO、PsycARTICLES(APA)、Criminal Justice Atstracts, etc.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
Database of abstracts of linguistics and language behavior.

 

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◆ Digital collections of Sophia University

Sophia University's Repository for Academic Resources=Sophia-R (Dissertations, Kiyo, etc.)
Rare Books Database
Feyerabent Bible
Laures Kirishitan Bunko Database

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