The Japanese Historical Map Collection contains about 2,300 early maps of Japan and the World. The collection was acquired by the University of California from the Mitsui family in 1949, and is housed on the Berkeley campus in the East Asian Library. Represented in this online collection are over 1100 images of maps and books from this Collection. The maps were selected by Yuki Ishimatsu, Head of Japanese Collections at the East Asian Library, and scanned and put online by David Rumsey and Cartography Associates.
Multidisciplinary - good for nearly all subjects. Scholarly and trade journals, popular magazines, newspapers, conference proceedings, book reviews, and more.
Indexes English language articles on all aspects of East, Southeast, and South Asian culture.
Full text articles from hundreds of Chinese academic journals on literature/history/philosophy. Many journals in Chinese include English abstracts.
Dates of coverage: 1994 -
Rare pamphlets, mostly in English, on a wide variety of topics including the Chinese diaspora, foreign relations, missionaries, philosophy, art and literature and more.
CiNii Article Database is a Japanese scholarly journal index. Abstracts are available. Includes NDL Zasshi Kiji Sakuin search. Many full text articles from Daigaku Kiyo are available in pdf. Can search holding institutions. Can save your bibliographic information in three different formats.
CiNii Articles Database is developed and managed by the National Institute of Informatics (NII)
Main databases included in CiNii Articles: http://ci.nii.ac.jp/info/en/cinii_db.html.
- Electronic Library Service Academic Society Journals (National Institute of Informatics)
- Electronic Library Service Research Bulletins (joint input from each university)
- Citation Database for Japanese Publications (National Institute of Informatics)
- Zasshi Kiji Sakuin (National Diet Library)
- Institutional Repository (Universities, etc.) JAIRO - Japanese Institutional Repositories Online
- J-STAGE Journal@rchive (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
Index to thousands of academic journals covering world history (excluding the US and Canada) from 1450 to present, in over 40 languages, with full-text available.
Dates of Coverage: 1955 to date
Japanese Institutional Repositories Online, is an index of over 1 million journal articles, dissertations, departmental bulletins, etc, with links to the full text of more than three-quarters of them.
Scholarly journal archive for the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; recent volumes (within 2 to 5 years) not available for many titles.
It is a bibliographic database that provides detailed bibliographic information of many journals published in Japan and received by the National Diet Library (NDL) from 1948 to present. The scope of coverage depends on each journal so please consult with the full list and information @ the Zassaku List. This guide provides some tips for your database search.
Full-text global news sources, including newspapers, newswires, television and radio transcripts, numerous regional and industry publications, and images from Reuters. Content comes from ~160 countries in 22 languages.
note: Only 3 Oberlin users at one time.
Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Includes descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.
Dates of Coverage: 1973-
Index to books, essays, and journal articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics. Topics include literary theory, criticism, folk literature and belief systems, linguistics, semantics, translation, dramatic arts, and history of printing and publishing. Covers literature worldwide and includes materials in all genres and in foreign languages.
Dates of Coverage: 1926 to date
Includes audio files for pronunciation and Quicktime movies for stroke order.
A collection of more than 50 Japanese dictionaries, each one provides source information.
This one lets you draw the characters with your mouse, and select the correct one from a list. The dictionary also includes pronunciation.
Collection of Japanese dictionaries: kokugo, ruigo, waei/eiwa, shugo (sign).
This set of dictionaries (J, thesaurus, JE, EJ,) can be searched individually or all at once. It also offers two dictionaries for J and JE/EJ so you can see variations.
Popular online Chinese character dictionary. Zhongwen.com contains the complete: Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary published by Yale Press
Based on the first edition of Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1972, this resource provides English explanations for over 40,000 Chinese words or phrases. Please note that words that appeared more recently may not be included.
Provides online access to a medium-sized encyclopedia with 15,000 articles divided into 38 subects. Developed by Chinese Cultural University (Taiwan)
Provided by the Mainich Newspapers, this is the largest database of photos in Japan, with a total of 450 thousand photos from the Meiji era to today (120 thousand from the pre-WWII period). It allows free search, but reproduction rights and downloads are fee-based.
About 500 photos on Tokyo taken in the 1890s-1910s period. It is produced by National Diet Library Digital Gallery.
Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways—cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on.
China academic libraries' union catalog
is a service that enables searching of information on books and journals that are held in university libraries in Japan. It is possible to search for about 10 million titles held in 1200 university libraries (totaled over 100 million books), and about 1.5 million authors of these books that has been accumulated through the online cataloging system (NACSIS-CAT) which NII provides. It is available for anyone without registering.
Union catalog of Japanese academic libraries.
This searchable database includes approximately 45,000 records and 25,000 images from a wide variety of LACMA curatorial departments.
Selections from Chinese newspapers translated into English; subject coverge includes Chinese politics and culture, international relations and security, and business and the economy.
Full-text of Russian newspapers and English-language sources Current Digest of the Chinese Press and Current Digest of the Russian Press.
note: Includes newspapers from China (in English) and Russia (in English and Russian)
Resources from more than 500 sources.
- 140+ national/regional/specialized newspapers
- 140+ national/specialized periodicals
- 30+ newswires
- 30+ stats, marketing, research information
- 40+ International source
- Sources include Nikkei newspapers and magazines, Asahi, Yomiuri, Mainichi and Sankei.
- Extensive Corporate Profiles, People Search and English sources also available.
Update frequency: Daily. 10,000 added daily.
note: Access is via a pay-per-use pricing structure. Funding for this resource is limited. Please contact Xi Chen, the East Asian Studies Librarian (email@example.com, Mudd 115, 440-775-5116) for log in information.
NCC creates programs and online services to support the research needs of the field of Japanese studies and for users with any interest in Japan, anywhere. This site also provides links to many recommended instructional and topical sites related to Japan.
The National Diet Library offers online galleries of digitized material with detailed English descriptions. The digitized content can be browsed on an English interface; however, the bibliographic information is available only in Japanese and must be searched using Japanese characters as well.
Chinese Movie Database is a database for the Chinese language movies and TV programmes. It has three versions, “in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and English, covering production, cast and crew, awards and biographies, reviews and books, and many other information of Chinese language movies made in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other regions. Starting from 2006, the Database also includes TV programmes. There are 17274 film/TV programme entries, 116099 name entries, and 12352 company entries in the Database (statistics).”
East Asian and Web Development Librarian
Tel: (440)775- 5116