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Academic Search Premier

  • Best Bet
  • Popular Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

A multidisciplinary database for peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, and some trade publications.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

(BAS Online)
  • Best Bet
  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Citations for western-language monographs, articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings on all parts of Asia. 1971-Present.

Aozora Bunko

  • E-books
  • Vendor: Aozora Bunko

Japan's public domain book archive includes works by famous Japanese authors as well as works in translation by English-speaking authors.
Books are in PDF format

Diaolong Full-text database of Chinese and Japanese ancient books 雕龍 -- 中日古籍全文資料庫

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources
  • Vendor: CEPIEC

Consists of 10 sub-databases covering Chinese and Japanese historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents, such as Daozang 道藏, Daozang jiyao 道藏辑要, Sibu congkan 四部叢刊, Yongle dadian 永樂大典, Gujin tushu jicheng 古今圖書集成, Siku quanshu 四庫全書, and more. Full text searchable across databases. May 18 - September 30, 2020.

Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan, 1919-1952. In three parts: Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945;
Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952; Japan and Great Power Status, 1919-1930. Includes diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps, summaries of events.

HathiTrust Digital Library

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Hathitrust

Digitized books and magazines. Full-text available of out-of-copyright works. To download as a PDF, click Log In button and select your college.

Historical Abstracts

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Scholarship (articles, books, dissertations and book reviews) about world history from 1450 CE - present. Does not include United States or Canadian history.

Internet Archive's Open Library

  • E-books | Images | Videos
  • Vendor: Internet Archive

Like a physical library, the Internet Archive provides free access to digitized books. The archive contains 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos, (including 1.6 million TV news programs, 3 million image, and 200,000 software programs.

Japan Advertiser

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Eastview

Digital archive (1913-1940) of the English newspaper published in Japan. Includes news articles, stories , and advertising that introduces Japanese culture, and reflects the social and economic climate of those times. Full image/full text searchable.

Japan Times Digital Archive

  • Newspapers & News Sources
  • Vendor: Japan Times

1897-2 years ago. Full text searchable, browsable, and downloadable in PDF format.


  • E-books | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: JSTOR

A growing full text collection of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Most titles only include backfiles (some as far back as the early 1800s), with only some current content. Also includes university press ebooks.

Kikuzo II Visual Database

  • Images | Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Kinokuniya Bookstores of America

Contains full text of Asahi Shimbun, from its first edition in 1879 (Meiji 12) to today; Shukan Asahi, AERA, 1985 to present; and the Image Database of Post-WWII Showa Period (1945-1989) and Heisei Period (1989-1999) of the Asahi Shimbun Reduced-size Facsimile Edition; and Contemporary Dictionary Chiezo, updated annually.
Limited to 2 simultaneous users.

MLA International Bibliography

(Modern Language Association)
  • Dissertations & Theses | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

The main database of critical scholarship on all modern literatures and languages, linguistics and folklore. Also useful for film and media studies. Citations from 1963-present.

Nikkei Telecom 21

  • Newspapers & News Sources
  • Vendor: Nikkei Digital Media

News articles from Nikkei and other Japanese national and local newspapers and magazines on business, finance, statistics, personnel information, and corporate profiles. Current as well as archive search back to 1975. Full text downloadable in PDF. Mostly in Japanese. Select English news.

Rafu Shimpo Digital Archive

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Eastview

The oldest currently published Japanese American newspaper, from 1904-2018, with a link to current issues. In Japanese and English; mostly in Japanese before 1947 and mostly in English since 1947. Suspended publication during the internment of Japanese American citizens from 1942-1945.

Taiwan Minpao (1920-1932) 台灣民報

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Transmission Books & Microinfo Co., Ltd

Newspaper published in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial era. Includes the different incarnations of the newspaper, 台灣青年,台灣民報, and 台灣新民報. The database allows browsing by issue and searching for article titles, authors and keywords. June 17 - September 30, 2020.

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