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Subject Librarian:

Yao Chen

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Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Asia-Pacific Arts, Culture, History, Language, Religion

Asian-Pacific Social Sciences, Economic Development, Business and Industries, International Relations, Politics

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains nearly 900,000 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

The most important 100+ periodicals in Asian Studies or on Asia as identified by the BAS staff are indexed as soon as they are published for immediate inclusion in BAS. The total number of indexed journals is many times that amount. Selected Asia-related citations from many other journals are also included when applicable. In addition, various special projects have contributed numbers of additional records to the database (among them journals on Southeast Asia dating as far back as 1779).

BAS also includes citations to Western-language chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften, and more.

Find full text articles in academic journals or books on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides articles from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases the latest several years may not be available.

The largest searchable database in Japan with over 7 million records. In addition to the zasshi kiji sakuin (Japanese Periodicals Index) since 1975, this database includes a wide range of scholarly, general interest, business, and sports periodicals. The database permits searches by keyword, author, publication title, or publisher. It does not provide full-text access.
NOTE: MagazinePlus requires that U of MN users sign a user's agreement with staff at Wilson Library. Please visit the Reference Desk on the first floor of Wilson Library to sign the agreement and get the URL for accessing MagazinePlus.

Index to full-text collection of journals in literary theory, classics, history and cultural studies, philosophy, film, theater and performing arts, political science, and mathematics. From Johns Hopkins University Press. The full text of a limited number of individual monographs is also available for titles that the Libraries have purchased. Users can limit their search results to include only the full text content that the University of Minnesota has access to.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Bibliographies

Japanese history and culture from ancient to modern times

Seven basic bibliographies.


Catalogs


National Bibliographies


General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources


Country Studies


Dissertations and Theses

Coverage:
1861 - present (Doctoral dissertations)
1962 - present (Masters theses). Description: Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988.

Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally.


Encyclopedias

Japan : an illustrated encyclopedia

1st ed.

The database connects you to multiple resources including Japanese and English language dictionaries for modern and classical terms, historic chronology, general encyclopedias, news, Japanese names and biographies, business quarterly reports, law dictionaries, and multimedia. Searches can be done in English or Japanese with results in either language depending on what resources were searched. Advanced and multiple term searches are available. -Keywords: search encyclopedias/dictionaries collectively with "onelook" option or search by pen name, derivative, title, index, or full text -Display: tile of article in English and Japanese, source, excerpt, and option to read more -False hits: will not provide accurate results if words are misspelled or suggest corrections, to narrow hits use feature to link terms together or choose which resources should be searched.
Note: Limited number of simultaneous users. Please log out after use.


Guides

Covering the history of this group, the book has three parts: An historical overview, chronology and dictionary of terms/issues.


Internet Resources

Blogs

"Genron" is an English-based web portal for critical discourse in Japan managed by Genron Co., Ltd. Intimately coordinated with Shisouchizu beta, the journal published in Japanese by Genron Co., Ltd since 2010, it will present ambitious and cutting-edge articles translated into English that capture the "here and now" in Japan and its society.


Gateways & Megasites

Online newspaper resource covering Yomiuri shinbun (1874 to the present: image format from 1874 to 1989; full text 1986 to the present)and the English edition, Daily Yomiuri (Sept. 1989 to the present). Both newspapers are searchable by article, keyword, subject category, and issue. Charts and photographs are not included. Also includes biographical information on 26,000 people. Note: Limited number of simultaneous users. Please log out after use.


Web Sites


Multimedia Materials

Audio Resources

Learning Japanese Online (LJO) is designed to provide self-studying tools for Japanese language learners. With generous support from ALC Inc, the website was created with materials of Nihongo Journal, a monthly magazine for Japanese learners.


Image Resources

COMING SOON--The project aggregates a group of visual materials including film, photograph, poster, and slides, centered on the theme of propaganda and its promotion through popular media from China, Japan and Korea. These unique visual resources can be accessed online for authorized users.


Videos and Films


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Titles

Asian Ethnology is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the promotion of scholarly research on the peoples and cultures of Asia. It began in China as Folklore Studies in 1942 and is now published semi-annually at Nanzan University in Japan


News Sources

The Japan Times is Japan's oldest English language newspaper and the country's only independent English-language newspaper today. The digital archive allows you to search the full text of all issues of The Japan Times published between March 1897 and 2014.

A newspaper database for Asahi shinbun containing 8 million articles (as of January, 2009) published from 1879 to present. Also includes articles from the weekly magazines Aera and Shūkan Asahi, and from the annual new-word dictionary Chiezō.


Primary Source Materials

Historical Documents

Manzanar Free Press is a newspaper published by Americans of Japanese descent interned in the Manzanar Relocation Center of Interned Pacific Coast Residents of Japanese Descent between 1942 and 1945.


University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

The East Asian Library contains books and periodicals in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. -- In addition to library information, this site includes links to selected journals and Internet Resources.


Library Information

Wilson Library

309 19th Ave. S.
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Service Desk: 612-624-3321
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East Asian Library

S-75 Wilson Library
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
612-624-9833
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