Book Search (and more)

FirstSearch ID Includes WorldCat, Ebooks and numerous other databases.

HathiTrust Digital Library ID Searchable digital content from over 50 institutions, totalling over 7.9 million volumes.

NDL-OPAC国立国会図書館蔵書検索 The National Diet Library's main search portal for its vast collection, including over 150,000 volumes of digital books.

NDL Search A search portal of National Diet Library, which aims to be an access point for multi-format materials in public libraries, archives, museums, academic research institutions and NDL.

NDL 検索対象データベース一覧


国文学研究資料館古典籍総合目録 Union Catalog of Early Japanese Books including holdings of European and US libraries.

欧州所在日本古書総目録 Union Catalogue of Early Japanese Books in Europe.

全國漢籍データベース Union Catalog of Chinese Classic Books held in Japan.

日本漢文文献目録データベース Over 45,000 records and growing. Maintained by Nisho gakusha daigaku.


Dissertations and Theses

Japanese dissertations 博士論文 National Diet Library provides 15,000 dissertations in full-text online, and 140,000 bibliographic records of dissertations submitted 1991-2000.

CiNii Dissertations

「博士論文を探す」 How to find and access to Japanese dissertations.

ProQuest ID Full texts of dissertations and theses.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes over 1.6 million theses and dissertations.

博士論文の現況と利用方法 2016

Digitized Books/Texts in Japanese


ウラ・アオゾラブンコ The site no longer exists, but Wayback Machine, provides easy navigation of Aozora Bunko.

National Diet Library Digital Collection 国会図書館デジタルコレクション

慶応大学コレクション Some 80,000 volumes of books from Keiko University are digitized and viewable via HathiTrust.

日本近代文学(早稲田大学古典籍総合データベース) Keyword search"日本近代文学" brings some 900 titles

新編日本古典文学全集 (小学館)Enter through Japan Knowledge site ID

Yenching Books in GBS

東洋文庫 Enter through Japan Knowledge site ID

デジタルで読む福沢諭吉 55 titles of Fukuzawa's works in the first edition.  

The Japan PEN Club Digital Library

東京女子大学所蔵ちりめん本コレクション 192 titles are viewable.

ちりめん本データベース Crepe-paper books


Japanese Historical Text Initiative UC Berkeley

Japanese Text Initiative University of Virginia

Digitized Rare Books 古典籍

Cambridge Digital Library: Japanese Works 

UC Berkeley and ARC Ritsumeikan, Joint Project Premodern Book DB 

早稲田大学 古典籍総合データベース




龍谷大学電子図書館 370 titles including extensive Shin Buddhism texts and Nara ehon.

愛媛大学鈴鹿文庫 Extensive collection on Shinto and Japanese history books and manuscripts.



同志社大学 小室・沢辺紀念文庫 『往生要集』『海表異聞』など

京都府総合資料館 Rare Books data base. 200 titles including picture scrolls and prints. 


デジタル奈良絵本 リンク集 藤原重雄

Japanese Rare Book Digital Collection, Library of Congress including "Tale of Genji" manuscript.


Les Nara ehon de la BnF (Nara ehon of French National Library) 27 titles held by BnF are viewable.

Digitized manuscripts at British Library 13 titles of Nara ehon are viewable.

Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan From the Spencer Collection in New York Public Library.

The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book, G Pulverer Collection, Smithsonian 


東方學デジタル圖書  (京都大学人文研究所蔵中国古典籍のデジタル化 Digitized Chinese Classics)

Directory of North American Collections of Old and Rare Japanese Books, Other Print Materials, and Manuscripts 北米日本古典籍所蔵機関ディレクトリ

E-Books Search

Maruzen e-Book Library IDNew contents include: Over 800 titles of Iwanami publications in 岩波文庫 and 岩波新書 ; 広辞苑第7版満州グラフ Manshu Graph (1933-1944), 東京大学明治新聞雑誌文庫所蔵雑誌目次総覧(150巻).

EBSCO eBook Collection ID

Project MUSE ID

Open Library Includes 4000 titles E-Books from Aozora Bunko.

Finding Full-Text Books online, Harvard's guide

HathiTrust Digital Library

Google Books Search (GBS)

Ebook and Texts Archive, Internet Archive

日本文学電子テキスト検索 Search all available Japanese literature in e-texts, created by ARC (Art Research Center), Ritsumeikan University