Many Japanese language books and articles are available within the United States or they may be requested from Japan. If the item you need cannot be found in MNCAT, the following sources may be helpful.

WorldCat: WorldCat contains the holdings of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide, including Waseda University Libraries and Keio University Libraries. Please see the instructions on how to request material through WorldCat.

NACSIS CAT/ILL: this catalog is available in both Japanese and English. It contains catalog records from Japanese libraries that participate in the GIF (Global ILL Framework) program, an international interlibrary loan program for sharing books and articles. Material that you locate in this catalog can be requested via ILLiad (see below).

WebCat Plus (Japanese only, includes Advanced search):

CiNii (English):

Zasshi Kiji Sakuin, the National Diet Library catalog. Use this catalog as a source for citations. You will need to fill out the ILLiad request form for this material.
Sources for Japanese articles:

ILLiad: Once you locate the material you need, you can fill out an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. To do so, you must first submit a one-time registration in ILLiad, the system used to manage ILL requests. Registering allows you to indicate your delivery and pickup preferences for articles and loans. The ILLiad system is separate from your library account. A link to Interlibrary Loan/ILLiad can be found under Services on the Libraries homepage.

General instructions for submitting an ILL request:

  • You must use the ILLiad system. If you do not have an account, you can create one. There is no charge for using this system. This system is separate from your library account.
  • If you locate the item in WorldCat, submit the request there. You will need to log into your ILLiad account.
  • If you locate an article in a database that is Get It enabled, you can submit an ILL request by clicking the Find It link; then click the Request this item from ILL link.
  • If you have a citation but cannot locate it in WorldCat or a database, you can submit a request by using the blank form in ILLiad. Please include as much information as possible. Use Romanized characters, but please do not translate the titles.

For questions, please contact: Wilson Interlibrary Loan