Book (and more) search
HathiTrust Digital Library: digital contents from over 50 institutions totalling over 7.9 million volumes are preserved and searchable.
books on Japan in English
*Primarily for Japanese sources
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.
Journal Articles and Dissertations
Historical Newspapers in Japanese ID Asahi, Yomiuri, Mainichi includes English dailies.
Kikuzo Visual II for Libraries 聞蔵IIビジュアル for Libraries Asahi (1879-present) The site offers a photo archive with over 10,000 photos taken by Asahi journalists in Asia from 1928-1945.
Yomidas Rekishikan 読売新聞 Yomiuri (1874-present)
Maisaku Trial 毎日新聞 Mainichi
Taiwan jihō 臺灣時報 (1898-1945)
Taiwan nichinichi shinpō 臺灣日日新報 (1898-1944)
Japan Review :the refereed journal published by the International Research Center for Japanese Studies from volume 1 (1990) to volume 22 (2010) are available.
Japanese Book News is published quarterly by the Japan Foundation to make available to overseas readers up-to-date information on new books and recent topics of Japan’s publishing culture.
Zotero this free citation management software works best in FireFox
Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed., fully searchable
Transliteration Tables for non-Roman Scripts: the definitive transliteration guide for transliterating words, names, titles, or text from a non-Roman script into the Roman script.
Yubin Hochi shinbun #447, Feb. 1875
Yubin Hochi, #5592, June 2, 1891.
East Asian Research
Annual Bibliography of Oriental Studies 東洋学文献類目
Harvard-Yenching Ref (J) DS5 .T69x (1934 - )
Citation index for scholarly literature on East Asia in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Western languages. Includes journal articles and monographs. Coverage is strongest for Chinese, Japanese, and Western languages. The online version covers scholarship published since 1981 and allows author and title keyword searching. It offers two interfaces:
- Japanese-language interface: Search terms may be entered in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or Western languages. Please note that characters, kana, and Western-language search terms will search for those precise terms. i.e. 蒙古, モンゴル, and Mongolia will retrieve different records. Please enter katakana terms with full-width katakana. Searching capability in han'gul is limited.
- Western-language interface: Searching in Western scripts only for Western-language materials.