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- Academic search premier (EBSCO)
"multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles."--Provider description.
Indexing and abstracting for more than 8,000 journals. Search can be limited to book reviews.
- Bibliography of Asian studies (BAS)
Provides citations on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide since
1971 in western-language periodical articles, individually authored monographs (through 1991 only), chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften, etc. Updated regularly.
- Books on Japan in western languages recently acquired by the National Diet Library
- Cambridge histories online
Provides full text online access to the complete 250-plus volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Covers political, economic and social history,
philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
Provides information about articles, journals, and books, held by academic and research libraries in Japan. Some materials are freely downloadable. This
database is a component part of GeNii (Global environment for networked intellectual information).
- Dictionary of Asian mythology
- Digital dictionary of Buddhism
A compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temples, schools, persons, etc. that are found in East Asian Buddhist canonical sources. Since much of what East
Asian Buddhists have written about is the Buddhism of India, Central Asia, and Tibet, the content of this database/dictionary/encyclopedia/translation glossary is pan-Buddhist in character.
- Encyclopedia of Shinto
English translation of the Shinto jiten, general work of reference regarding Shinto in Japan. Includes links to video images, illustrations, photographs
and sound files.
- Expanded academic ASAP
Provides indexing, abstracts, and selected full text for 3,500+ scholarly journals and general interest periodicals embracing all academic disciplines
(citations only for The New York Times). Search can be limited to book reviews.
Successor to Dow Jones News Service, Factiva provides access to global news and business information, including newspapers, same-day newswires, company
reports, and media programs. Usage info: Licensed for 4 simultaneous users. Access info: Historically Factiva only worked with IE version 5 or higher. Since then, several other browser options have been added.
Classroom Instruction (for training classes only)
- Gale virtual reference library
Provides searchable full-text e-book versions of many reference works, including multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks,
company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias.
An integrated search system for the following 5 databases: (1) CiNii, a citation index for papers, theses, etc.; (2) Webcat Plus, an index for books and
magazines held by university libraries, with contents information; (3) KAKEN, for research subjects, data from grants-in-aid for scientific research, also searchable by field of research, type, institution; and (4) NII-DBR, for specialized academic information available on specialized databases that can be searched one at a time or a number of databases together in a batch; (5) JAIRO, for academic information such as research papers and journal articles accumulated in Japanese institutional repositories. Also includes links to other databases.
- Google Scholar
Coverage: IMPORTANT. Use the FindText@Notre Dame link _under_ the citation, _not_ the one to the right, which often doesn't link to resources ND has licensed.
Google Scholar is Google's new search engine that focuses on academic content. Google Scholar indexes peer reviewed articles, abstracts, books, theses,
pre-prints, and technical reports from academic publishers, universities, pre-print repositories, professional societies, and other scholarly organizations.
- HathiTrust Digital Library
A digital repository for the nation's great research libraries that brings together the immense collections of its partner institutions. It was initially
conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the University of California system, and the University of Virginia to establish a repository for those universities to archive and share their digitized collections, and quickly expanded to include additional partners with fast growing treasure of digitized collections.
HathiTrust Frequently Asked Questions
- Hesburgh Libraries Online Catalog (Aleph)
This is the Hesburgh Libraries online catalog, which also allows access to other MALC catalogs, and includes the full holdings of the Hesburgh Libraries
of Notre Dame.
- Historical abstracts (EBSCO)
Provides indexing and abstracts of scholarly articles, books, and essays on European and world history from 1450 to the present (excluding the U.S. and
Canada, which are covered in: America: History and Life). Usage info: Licensed for 6 simultaneous users.
Includes dictionaries (Japanese, English-Japanese, Japanese-English and English-English); the Nihon daihyakka zensho (Nipponica), a full text 30 vol. encyclopedia;
two dictionaries of current words: Imidas and Gendai yÅgo no kiso chishiki; a dictionary of scientific terms: Kagaku gijutsu ryakugo jiten; a biographical dictionary: Nihon jinmei daijiten; the JK Who's Who; the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan; a news database (NNA) that covers Asia and the European Union; a full-text journal: ShÅ«kan ekonomisuto; Edo-TÅkyÅ kasane chizu (map); full-text of books in the TÅyÅ bunko series; chronologies (world history, Japan by period, Japan by prefecture, science, culture, society, daily life, social movements, economics and for individuals); a database of video (TV, news) recordings from 1908 to 2005; database of dissertations from the humanities departments of six universities in Japan; URL database; books in print database; sound library; music library. In JK select series, JitsÅ« (character dictionary compiled by Shirakawa Shizuka) and Nihon rekishi chimei taikei are available. In JK + NKR, Nihon kokugo daijiten and Kokushi daijiten are also available. Usage info: Limited to 6 simultaneous users which are shared with 6 institutions.
Offers interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching in such areas as humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
- Kenkyusha Online Dictionary :
A comprehensive database which allows a cross-search among 18 Japanese-English/English-Japanese dictionaries and encyclopedias published by Kenkyusha and
Sanseido. Subjects covered are common Japanese and English words and phrases, spelling, medicine, physics, business, computer/Internet, etc. Usage info: Licensed for 5 simultaneous users.
- LexisNexis academic
Provides full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications, covering current news, business information, company
directories, federal and state laws, regulations, legal cases, etc.
- NDL digitized contents
Includes digital images of books, periodicals, rare books and old materials (manuscripts, prints, and maps created before 1868), and official gazettes
held by the National Diet Library.
Includes the following catalogs: General Materials (Basic), General Materials (Advanced), Japanese Periodicals Index, Standards and Technical Reports.
- New York times (ProQuest historical newspapers)
Coverage: 1851-three years before present
Provides full-page and article images with searchable full text for the New-York daily times (1851-1857) and the New York times (1857-2008). Includes digital
reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Find academic journal articles along with books, movies, music and other library materials. This search includes a broad selection of articles from a wide
variety of subjects. The library materials include Hesburgh Libraries, Kresge Law Library, and other nearby libraries where Notre Dame students, faculty and staff have borrowing privileges.
- Oxford reference.
Brings together digitized entries from Oxford's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, spanning multiple subject areas.
- Project Muse ebook collections
Coverage: 2012-2016 complete collections
A collection of scholarly books published by University Presses in the areas of humanities and social sciences.
- ProQuest dissertations and theses database, full text
Coverage: 1861- (Indexing); 1980- (Abstracting dissertations), 1988- (Abstracting theses), 1997- (Full-text dissertations, where available)
Provides information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses, with subject, title, and author access to almost all American dissertations accepted
at an accredited institution since 1861. Offers full text for most dissertations (Notre Dame and other) added since 1997. Access info: Access to full text (PDF) of Notre Dame dissertations since 1997, restricted to users with valid Notre Dame NetIDs.
- ProQuest political science
Full-text access to selected journal literature of political science and international relations, including such topics as comparative politics, political
economy, international development, environmental policy, and hundreds of related topics.
Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects
of related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law.
- Web of science
"... accesses multidisciplinary databases of bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals. The databases are indexed so you
can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work."--Tutorial screen.
More about Web of Science
- Webcat Plus
Provides access to some 2,600,000 library records in Japanese (most published since 1986). Offers exact match search or keyword (or natural language) search.
Serves as a national union catalog, as well.
A worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 OCLC member institutions. With millions of online records built from the
bibliographic and ownership information of contributing libraries, it is the largest and most comprehensive database of its kind.
- Yomidas Rekishikan
Includes the full text of the Yomiuri Shinbun, from its initial publication in 1874 to date, as well as full text of the Daily Yomiuri, its English language
equivalent, and a biographical dictionary of modern Japanese figures. Articles are searchable by keywords in Japanese and English. The database is divided into three sections--Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras; Heisei Era (September 1986 to present); The Daily Yomiuri (English publication). An additional section--The Contemporary Who's Who is available in Japanese only. Usage info: Licensed for 3 simultaneous users which is shared between 5 institutions.
- Bibliographies (2)
- Catalogs (10)
- Dictionaries (6)
- Encyclopedias (4)
- Indexes and abstracts (18)
- News sources (4)
- News sources, Current, Non-U.S. (3)
- News sources, Current, U.S. (2)
- News sources, Historical, Non-U.S. (1)
- News sources, Historical, U.S. (1)
- Quotations (1)
- Reviews (book, film, etc.) (3)