The indexes below are among the best to use when performing research in Japanese studies. For an expanded listing of possible resources, see the listings in the Electronic Databases by Subject. Use the Journal Finder to help you locate the full-text of articles you have identified in one or more of the indexes listed here. Just type in the title of the journal to see where it is available. If we do not have access to it, you can request the article via ILLiad, our interlibrary loan program, which is linked below.
MLA is the index for scholarship in language and literature studies and contains a great deal of linguistics research as well. This is a good place to start, even though it will not take you directly to full text. To change the explanatory text and the search to Japanese, find the language selector in the top right hand section of the screen and change from English to Japanese.
Coverage includes: Critical monographs and book collections; over 4,400 journals; Materials in any language, from any country in the world; Dictionaries, catalogues, handbooks, bibliographies, indexes, and other reference works; Published working papers, conference papers, and conference proceedings; Citations of dissertations from Dissertations Abstracts International; Handbooks, anthologies for teaching, syllabi, textbooks, and curriculum guides; Scholarly websites, online bibliographies and electronic monographs; Any work that is of interest to scholars in these fields, whether it is written for a scholarly or more general audience.
This is a collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources. To change the explanatory text and the search to Japanese, find the language selector in the top right hand corner and change from English to Japanese.
Contains academic journals and reference sources.
Search interface is Gale Infotrac.
This is an EBSCO database. Despite it's silly name, this index can be quite valuable as it contains indexing and full text of some of the fundamental resources in the humanities, social sciences, and other areas. Select the most appropriate subject area(s) from the menu in the search screen to help focus your search. To limit the search to Japanese, find Language in the top right hand tool bar,and select Japanese in the drop down options.
All the content of these full-text databases as well the full runs of every full-text journal they index: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Wilson Business Full Text. Also contains the full text from ONLY the journals in selected databases to which Wilson has full text rights: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text, and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text. Contains abstracts and indexing from over 4,000 publications. Search interface: EBSCOhost.