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You must keep Terms and Conditions of each electronic material. Okayama University agrees to keep it with publisher.

We strongly ask you to keep the Terms and Conditions as below:

  • You shall be a member of Okayama University such as student, faculty and staff.
  • You can use electronic materials only from available campus.
  • You can use them for your personal research (commercial use is prohibited).
  • Systematic or massive downloads are strongly prohibited.
    • Do not use download manager, P2P software and similar web browser add-in software.
    • Do not use prefetching function of web browser.
    • Do not download all article in a issue (You can download only what you read at that time).
  • You can use them only for yourself. Do not give downloaded file to someone, especially someone outside of the university.

If you are a Shikata campus member, plsease check Life Science Links (on campus only), too.

Electronic Journals

We subscribe the journals listed in the page below.

Databases

We subscribe the following databases.
Some databases have a limit on the number of concurrent users. If it is not available, please try again later. Please be sure to log out after using the database.
We terminate the subscription of some databases, and start subscribing others.
Please see the following link for the details.
2022 starting / termination / change of some databases

18th/19th/20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Full text database for House of Commons parliamentary papers in 18th century (1688-1834), 19th century (1801-1900) and 20th century (1901-2004).

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
beck-online

German legal database by C.H. Beck. The titles below are full text available.

  • trafrecht Plus
  • NJW Plus
Availability All Campus
Concurrent user limit No
Biological Abstracts

Bibliographic database in biology, medicine, biotechnology, environmental studies, agriculture and interdisciplinary fields.

The subscription was terminated. (Data of 1969-2017 are still available.)

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit Yes
CINAHL

Bibliographic database nursing and allied health.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit Yes
Current Index to Japanese Nursing Literature Web version

A database that can search journal articles on nursing science in Japan.

Availability Shikata Campus, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
EBM Reviews

Full text database for reviews about evidenced based medicine.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit Yes
Econlit

Bibliographic database in economic research.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit Yes
eol

Full text database for corporate information in Japan.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit Yes
Essential Science Indicators

Database based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Scientific databases.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
Ichushi-Web

An exhaustive collection of Japanese biomedical literature.

Availability Tsushima and Shikata Campus, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
JapanKnowledge Lib

JapanKnowledge Lib is an online web archive that has the large corpus of encyclopedia, dictionaries, reference compilations, and periodical resources (approximately 50 different sources) in Japan.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
JDream III

It is one of the largest science and technology literature databases in Japan that can search literature information on science and technology, medical and medicine related domestic and overseas.

Availability Tsushima Campus, Available via VPN, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
Journal Citation Reports

Database for evaluating the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
Asahi Shinbun Cross-search

Asahi Shinbun Cross-search from the Asahi Shimbun Company is an online article database that permits easy investigation of past events.

  

"Kikuzo II Visual" changed to "Asahi Shinbun Cross-search" from 1 April 2022. Older version "Kikuzo II Visual" platform will continue to be available for a while.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
Koyukai Zasshi

Koyukai zasshi is a school journal of First Higher School, a high school under the old system of education.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
Lex/DB

It is one of the largest legal information databases in Japan that comprehensively recorded judicial precedents from the case of the Grand Theater in 1875 to today

Availability All Campus, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
MathSciNet

Bibliographic database in mathematics.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
Medical Online

General web site of medical information for medical workers.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit No
MLA International Bibliography

Bibliographic database in literature, lanugage and linguistics.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
OECD iLibrary (Books, Papers & Statistics

Full text database for books, papers and statistics published by OECD.

The subscription was terminated. (Data below are still available.

  • Book, Paper: 1998-2017 (PDF, Excel)
  • Statistics: archive data (CSV) published during subscription term
Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
The Official Gazette Search Service

Full text database for a the Official Gazette of Japan (May 3, 1947-).

Availability Please contact the Reference Counter of Central Library (9-17, weekdays), Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
PressReader

Full text database for past 90 days of newspapers and magazines around the world.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
PsycINFO

Bibliographic database in psychology.

Availability Tsushima Campus (Psychology majors) Only
Concurrent user limit Yes
SciFinder-n

Bibliographic and fact database in chemistry.

*SciFinder (Old Web version) was terminated on March 31, 2022. Please use latest version, SciFinder-n.

SciFinder User Registration (On campus or VPN only)

Availability All Campus (Registration Required), Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
Springer Protocols

Full text database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences.
Protocols published until 2011 are available.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
Visible Body - Human Anatomy Atlas

Human Anatomy Atlas is 3D human body reference and study tool.
This database is available as web version and mobile application version.

【Mobile application - Authentication Methods】

  1. Please open Mobile application using Wi-Fi networks of Okayama University.
  2. Leave the username and password box blank, and tap "I don't have a user name and password"
  3. Tap "Tray Again" next page.

After this operation, the application will be available off-campus for 150 days without any authentication.

Availability Tsushima and Shikata Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
Taiyo

Services that can read the text of the general magazine "Taiyo" 3rd Collection Taisho period (January 1913 to February 1928, 144 volumes) published by Hakubunkan.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
Today's Diagnosis and Treatment

Large-scale reference database containing massive amounts of data necessary for medical examinations.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit Yes
Web of Science

Bibliographic database consists of Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
Westlaw Next

Full text database for American legal sources.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit Yes
Yomidas Rekishikan

Full text database for a newspaper published by the Yomiuri Shimbun.

Availability All Campus, Available via VPN, Japanese lang.
Concurrent user limit No

E-Books

We subscribe the following e-books.

Classification (NDC)

NDC is abbreviation of Nippon Decimal Classification.

0 General works

0 General works

1 Philosophy

1 Philosophy

2 General history

2 General history

3 Social science

3 Social science

4 Natural science

4 Natural science

5 Technology. Engineering

5 Technology. Engineering

6 Industry and commerce

6 Industry and commerce

7 The arts. Fine arts

7 The arts. Fine arts

8 Language

8 Language

9 Literature

9 Literature

Platform

AMS Contemporary Mathematics Series

Series of ebooks in mathematics provided by American Mathematical Society, 1980-2016.

Availability Tsushima Campus
Concurrent user limit No
Books@Ovid Nursing Book Collection

Nursing book collection provided by Ovid.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
Cambridge Ebooks

EBooks provided by Cambridge University Press.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Collection mainly focused on scientific books.

The list in Library Catalog:

Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit Yes
Elsevier ScienceDirect Methods in enzymology

Series of ebooks in biochemistry and molecular biology,1955-2006.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
Elsevier ScienceDirect Reference Works

Collection of 23 reference books provided by Elsevier.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
Gruyter eBooks Packages

About 140 ebooks in law in 2009 from Walter de Gruyter's ebook collection.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
Infobase Publishing eBooks

EBooks provided by Infobase Publishing.

Availability All campus
Concurrent user limit No
Karger eBook Series Collection

EBooks provided by Karger.

Availability All campus, Available via Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
KinoDen (Kinokuniya Digital Library)

A service that provides academic institution materials.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit Yes
LibrariE

English Extensive Reading Books.

  • Oxford Bookworms
  • Japanese Extensive Reading Books
Availability All campus, Available via Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit Yes
MARUZEN eBook Library

A service that provides academic institution materials.

The list in Library Catalog:

The manual provided by Maruzen-Yushodo

Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit Yes
Oxford Scholarship Online

Oxford Scholarship eBook collection.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN
Concurrent user limit No
ProQuest Ebook Central

A service that provides academic institution materials.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit Yes
RSC The Merck Index Online 15 ed.

The Merck Index Online offers the same highly authoritative information as the print edition in a convenient and easily searchable full text database.

Availability All campus
Concurrent user limit No
Springer eBooks

Collection of over 10000 ebooks provided by Springer.

  • Behavioral Science 2005-2008
  • Biomedical & Life Sciences 2005-2010
  • Business & Economics 2005-2012
  • Chemistry & Materials Science 2005-2008
  • Computer Science 2005-2008
  • Engineering 2005-2008
  • Mathematics & Statistics 2005-2011
  • Lecture notes in Mathematics 1964-1996
  • Physics & Astronomy 2005-2009
  • Medicine 2010-2011
Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
Springer Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes series provided by Springer.

  • Mathematics1964-2014 (2005-2011 in Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Physics 1969-2004
Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
Wiley Online Reference Works

Referenceworks provided by Wiley.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
Wiley Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

A benchmark reference in chemistry and chemical and life science engineering, covering inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods, environmental protection, and much more.

Availability All campus, Available via VPN, Shibboleth
Concurrent user limit No
70 Jahre Grundgesetz (GG) Anniversary eBook Collection (Duncker & Humblot)

EBooks provided by Duncker & Humblot.

Availability All campus
Concurrent user limit No

* There are some books that does not appear on search results.

English Extensive Reading Books

= Recommended series
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) = eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), MARUZEN eBook Library = MARUZEN eBook Library, LibrariE = LibrariE, ProQuest Ebook Central = ProQuest Ebook Central

Graded Readers

Biographical Readers / Historical Events Series / World Famous Places Series

Children's Books/Leveled Readers

Original Books

Japanese Extensive Reading Books

Graded Readers

Original Books