Japanese Books and Journals

Japanese Collections in Oxford

The Bodleian Japanese Library was opened in April 1993 in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies building in the precincts of St. Antony's College. It holds the University of Oxford's principal collections relating to Japan in the humanities and social sciences and supports both teaching and research in these areas.

Finding Books and Journals of the BJL Collection

Western language books and journals - listed on SOLO, the University's online library catalogue.

Japanese language books and journals - listed on SOLO, (searchable both in Japanese original scripts and in transliterated Roma-ji format).   How to search for Japanese language books in SOLO.

UK/European Union Catalogue of Japanese Books

The Bodleian Japanese Library contributes as a member of the UK national union catalogue of Japanese books project. The project, started in 1990, involves collaboration between a consortium of UK libraries and NII.

Continental European libraries later joined the project, and their holdings were included in the union catalogue from 2005. The database offers readers improved access to the holdings of Japanese collections throughout Europe. The Union Catalogue is searchable in CiNii database.

CiNii 国立情報学研究所データベース

CiNii is a database service for academic information of Articles, Books & Journals and Dissertations in Japan.

CiNii Articles enables you to search information on academic articles published in academic society journals, university research bulletins or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database.

CiNii Dissertations  enables you to search information on dissertations written for doctoral degrees in Japan conferred by Japanese Universities and the National Institute for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation.

CiNii Books enables you to search information of books and journals held by 1200 university libraries in Japan.

E-Journals in Japanese

Many open-access Japanese e-journals are available via SOLO.

Some useful sites for locating e-journals in Japanese are:

CiNii Journal with full text Directory
   (Full text academic journals and research bulletins)
JAIRO Japanese Institutional Repositories OnLine  (Journal articles, Dissertations and theses, Conference papers)
J-Stage  (Japan Science and Technology Agency, Journals, Proceedings, Reports)
NDL-Search  [国立国会図書館サーチ]The National Diet Library's journal/magazine index. Select 雑誌・論文.
NDL-OPAC    The National Diet Library's journal/magazine index.  Select 雑誌記事索引の検索 .


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