Accessing the Collection from Off-Campus

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection is required to access e-books and databases from off campus. For certain databases, the 'GakuNin' authentication system provides off-campus access without requiring a VPN connection. Please refer to the site below for details.

「Access from Off-Campus」

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Judicial Precedent and Law


ACS Publications
You can receive full text-access to 47 ACS (American Chemical Society) journals.
A database of Statistical Office of the European Communities (EUROSTAT) data provided by Data Service & Information Inc.
This database covers EU statistics such as EurostatStatistics and Comext and well as statistics from the OECD, IMF, UNIDO and the German Federal Statistical Office.
Anthropological Index Online
The Anthropological Index Online, published by the Royal Anthropological Institute. Entries are compiled from more than 750 journals in all areas of anthropology and archaeology received in the Department of Ethnography library. Leads to citations to books, book reviews, and journal articles.
Archives of Sexuality and Gender
This database is the largest collection available in support of the study of gender and sexuality, enabling scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related areas of research. PartⅠand PartⅡare available.
Archives Unbound
Particular strengths in the Archives Unbound program include global affairs colonial studies, and modern history. You can access the following collections.
・The Chinese Recorder and the Protestant Missionary Community in China, 1867-1941
・European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: German Colonies in Asia and the Pacific: From Colonialism to Japanese Mandates, 1910-1929
・Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946
・19th Century English-Language Journals from the Far East
・Personal Justice Denied: Public Hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment, 1981
Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search
"Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search" is an online article database that permits easy investigation of past events, and is available in many universities and libraries both in and outside Japan. It is the largest newspaper article database in Japan, permitting searches of 15 million articles and advertisements from more than 135 years of the newspaper, from its first edition in 1879 (Meiji 12) to today. Most of the articles that can be searched using keywords in the Asahi Shimbun Reduced-size Facsimile Edition are from the newspaper editions published in Tokyo, but pages from the editions published in Osaka are also stored, so it is possible to compare the two editions with different content by searching on publication date. Articles since 1985 are available for full-text searching, and can be read with the full-text displayed. The database also contains articles from the magazines 'AERA' and 'Shukan Asahi'. Furthermore, the Historical Photo Archive, a database of approximately 10 thousand photographic records mostly taken in Asia during the World War II period, is available as well.
English-language News Database, Asahi Graph, Who's Who database, Image Database of Regional pages, and contemporary Dictionary Chiezo are also available.
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Business Archives Online
This online service provides useful basic information on Japanese corporate business activities in the modern era. Users can browse 160,000 management reports from 10,000 companies and 4,000 prospectuses from 2, 000 companies.
* From October 2017, in addition to the above, it became possible to view the securities report for 1961-1985 years. It complements the blank period of the conventional search target.


China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)
China Academic Journals Database is available in full text. Over 7600 Chinese published journals since 1994 can be searched through. Not only the original domains of literature, history, and philosophy, but since 2006, also includes full text theses in economics, politics, and law as well.
Chinese Fundamental Classics Selection
This database includes records of fundamental literature an emperors worksfrom the pre-Qin period to the time China became a republic(the compiled 10,000 titles are roughly 3 times that of the "Siku Quanshu / Imperial Collection of Four"). Free word searches of full texts are also available, including images of ancient printed woodblocks. Of all these titles, 605(titles referenced) are available to be searched through at this University.Please note that some software must be downloaded to use the search engine.
Cambridge Books Online(CBO)
Cambridge University Press is one of the largest and most prestigious academic publishers in the world and we are widely respected as a world leader in publishing for functional, fully searchable online environment.Cambridge University Press is one of the largest and most prestigious academic publishers in the world and we are widely respected as a world leader in publishing for subjects as diverse as astronomy, Shakespeare studies, economics, mathematics and politics.Cambridge Books Online offers predefined or bespoke collections of content within a richlyfunctional, fully searchable online environment.subjects as diverse as astronomy, Shakespeare studies, economics, mathematics and politics.Cambridge Books Online offers predefined or bespoke collections of content within a richly
Cambridge Histories Online
Online version of the Cambridge Histories series. Users can browse over 290 titles across 15 academic subjects, including American history, British history, economic history, the history of science, and various regional histories (Japan, China, India and more).
Cambridge Journals
Users can access the full texts of approximately 270 titles published by the Cambridge University Press since 1996.
CiNii Books
This service allows you to search for information on resources (books, magazines, etc.) held by university libraries nationwide.
In this service, you can search for information on approximately 10 million books (more than 100 million including duplicates) owned by about 1,200 university libraries, and also about 1.5 million authors information, from the catalog location information service (NACSIS-CAT) operated by the National Institute of Informatics (NII).
The data used for CiNii Books is jointly created by university libraries nationwide through NACSIS-CAT / ILL (Catalog Information Service). NACSIS-CAT / ILL participating libraries sequentially register their books and journals in the general catalog database.
CiNii Research
A comprehensive database of research information provided by the National Institute of Informatics (NII). You can cross-search a lot of information related to research activities such as in "CiNii Books" that allows you to search information on literature (books, magazines, etc.) held by university libraries in Japan, "JaLC" and "Crossref" that mainly provide links to academic papers published in Japan, "KAKEN" that allows you to search information adopted data, research result reports and researcher information related to the research project of Grants-in-Ais for Scientific Research, from one screen. Click here for the recording database.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online
The Chicago Manual of Style Online Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age.
Now offering the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words.


Dazai Osamu Manuscripts Online
Includes manuscripts and first publications by Dazai(1909-1948) along with personal diaries and notebooks from his school days.
Digital National Security Archive
With this service, users can browse all 36 collections of primary resources on contemporary U.S. national security stored in the National Security Archive.Title List.
DIAMOND Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking.
Through its flagship magazine, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.
At Keiyou Digital Library (Keiyou Digital Solution), you can search, browse, download (PDF format) & print out digitized contents of the Harvard Business Review Japan.


Elgar online
The online content platform for Edward Elgar Publishing.
You can search journal articles in various fields from multiple databases compiled by EBSCO, a global academic information aggregator. For instance, Academic Search Complete provides about 8,800 full text journals over a wide range of fields, and Business Source Complete provides 9,700 journals concerning business management and economics, and MLA International Bibliography on literature Online.
EBSCO eBook Collection
eBook Collection is a vast collection of eBooks provided by various libraries and institutions all over the world. An eBook is the electronic version of the print media.
e-Library (World Bank Online)
e-Library (World Bank Online) offers users access to over 4,000 publications, reports and other texts issues by the World Bank since 1987. Full texts are available in PDF format.
Empire Online
This is a collection of nearly 5 centuries of materials on empires and colonial rule from Columbus’ time until the present. Materials including diaries, letters, periodicals, travelogues, voyage logs, novels, plays, exhibition records, and missionary materials allow for wide-ranging research on both imperialistic and anti-imperialistic nations. Users can search and reference original materials held by libraries and document archives throughout the world.
The eol archive contains all the Yuhos for every publicly traded company (more than 3,500 firms) and roughly 1,000 privately-held companies in Japan. In addition, it can scan a wide variety of irregular filings, addenda, corrections, and other disclosure documents, plus information on all recent IPOs.


Financial Times
This is the digital database for the economic newspaper "Financial Times". You can search all articles printed since 2004.
It is updated every 24 hours, and contains about 40% more information than the printed edition.
You can access the U.K. edition, the European edition, the U.S. edition, and the Asian edition.

*You can register to access the database from APU network using your APU mail address ( Click here for more information.
*Renewal procedures (re-registration) are required for continued use on an annual basis.
Please check the renewal procedure, which will be emailed to you by the university, and work through the process.≪2023.3.8 Update≫


Global Trade Atlas
Global Trade Atlas is a trade data system which you can use online, and it provides you unique information of merchandise trade statistics from the world. Because of this, users can check the world trade flow of the product they are interested, using the newest export/import data collected from over 65 countries’ official origin sources.
Gale eBooks
You can search and view electronic dictionaries and other e-books.


Hoteres : Monthly hotel & restaurant
This is the online version of the Hoteres monthly journal. Hoteres is Japan’s only trade publication dedicated to ‘decision-makers’ of global brands, consisting of owners, CEOs, GMs and executives of hotels, restaurants, travel sectors, event companies (weddings) and all related industries.
History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy Online
Contains approximately 8200 booklets of collected material on the history of trade, commerce, and industry policy of Japan transferred from the Research Institute of Economy,
Trade and Industry (RIETI) to the Tsukuba Annex of the National Archives of Japan in September 2012 that have only now been declassified after quarter of a century


IMF eLibrary Data
This database contains time series data from 1948. It reports current data needed in the analysis of problems of international payments and of inflation and deflation, i.e., data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts.
Infobase Publishing eBook
The eBook package "Current Affairs" is available in Infobase Learning eBook Collections.The package offers 128 titles.


JapanKnowledge Lib
Cross-search through many media, such as encyclopedias, business authorities, and many kinds of lexicons, just to name a few.
The Japan Times Digital
The Japan Times, the largest English-language newspaper in Japan, has generously offered APU Students, Faculty and Staff free access to all its digital content for a period of 1 year (*effective September 2019).
Journal Citation Reports
This database provides impact factors and rankings of many journals in the social and life sciences based on millions of citations. It offers numerous sorting options including impact factor, total cites, total articles, and immediacy index.
This is a database of mainly e-journal archives (back issues) provided by a non-profit organization founded as part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation project in the United States.
Full-text search is possible, and you can also search for authors, article titles, chart titles, etc.
A comprehensive and reliable archive of core academic journals. However, the latest issue is not provided, except for some cases. There is a gap between the latest issue of the journal and the publications available in JSTOR, usually about 1 to 5 years (some about 7 to 10 years).
There are multiple collections for each field, and JSTOR Arts & Sciences I and JSTOR Arts & Sciences II can be used at our University, and you can access about 240 journals centered on economics and sociology.


KinoDen, Kinokuniya Digital Library is a cloud-based platform offering academic Japanese eBooks.

KinoDen Features
- Full text search function for all titles including unpurchased titles.
- Almost all titles have a preview file for a library user’s inspection.
- Responsive web design for PCs, smartphones and tablets.
Kagakusyo shiryokan
Conduct general searches and view full texts of reference works in the field of chemistry, including guides to chemistry, lectures on experimental chemistry, dictionaries of standard chemical terminology, etc.
Kusuda Collection: Sato Eisaku Papers
Primary documents from the highest level of government of the Sato Administration.
This includes a number of documents classified Top Secret or higher.
Koreanstudies Information Service System (KISS)
You can access full-text articles of 1,300 academic journals published in Korea.
You can also search for the articles written in English and Japanese.


Lexis is a comprehensive collection of professional information, including US federal and state laws, case law, public records, regulations, administrative information, commentaries, forms, law reviews, journals, corporate and financial information.
*Cannot be accessed at the same time in the same browser as Nexis Uni.
*Application is required for use. For more information, please click here.


You can search issues of the Mainichi Daily news (National, Regional) printed since 1987.
You can also access the weekly economic magazine "Economist", "News Sokuho" which is released every 10 – 20 minutes, and the Mainichi Daily News.
"Maichini News Pack" has become "毎索Maisaku."
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Market share online
“Market Share in Japan” published by “Yano Research Institute Ltd.”It contains about 750 items of share data that can be viewed and downloaded from the 2008 version to the latest.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law
The Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law is a comprehensive, analytical resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of international law. This definitive reference work contains both the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law and the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law.
MEL(Maruzen eBook Library)
Maruzen eBook Library is the platform specializing in scholastic ebooks for educational organizations.
Medical Online
A comprehensive website offering medical information for those in the medical field.
You can search for medical information published in journals in Japan. Available for all fields including medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, nursing, medical technology, nutrition, hygiene and health, etc.
Documents and be viewed and downloaded immediately. (Fee-based.)
Mita bungaku
This online database contains a complete collection of all 397 issues of Mita Bungaku from its first issue to its interruption due to the war.You can search for works and articles published in the magazine by article, as well as individual advertisements.


National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888-1994
National Geographic Magazine is available in full text with full color photos from the first issue starting in October 1888 through to the December 1994 issues.
Nexis Uni
Nexis Uni is a comprehensive information database for educational institutions provided by LexisNexis. It contains information on legislation and case law from around the world, as well as news and company reports.
*Cannot be accessed with the same browser as Lexis at the same time.
Nikkei Asia
The only Asia-focused English-language publication that brings you insights about business, finance, economic and political news, comments and analysis for Asia.
Nikkei BP
Full text versions of articles from approximately 40 journals from Nikkei BP, including their backnumbers.
Nikkei Telecom 21
Nikkei Telecom 21 is one of Japan's largest online commercial databases. Its major services include full-text search in company information, personnel information, journals and newspaper articles, including the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.
NEEDS Information Searching-System for Social-Sciences
Users may search for and download financial data from companies and financial institutions, domestic and international macroeconomics data, stocks and regional economic numerical data, all provided by Nikkei NEEDS (Nikkei Inc.).Overseas financial data from the U.S. and Asian (China, Singapore) are also available (provided by Mergent, Inc.).
NII-REO Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
NII-REO is a stable and continuous source of e-journals and other academic content from the National Institute of Informatics (NII)
・Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
・House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) (18th/19th/20th)
・The Making of the Modern World (MOMW) (I:1450-1850/II:1851-1914/Ⅲ:1890-1945)


OECD iLibrary BPS Online
Online access is possible to all of the books, periodicals, and diagrams (XLS, PDF, HTML formats) published by OECD (Except IES Statistics, iLibrary published by the third party other than OECD; Commonwealth iLibrary and Norden iLibrary.) It is possible to download in CSV format the archives of the annual statistic databases.
The Oxford Economics Global Economic Databank
The Oxford Economics Global Economic Databank is a comprehensive database of global economic forecasts.This online database contains forecasts for the years 2010 through 2035 for macroeconomic and socioeconomic indicators, financial markets, tourist trends and more. It also houses historical data from 1980 through 2009.Our contract permits access to the following:
・Global Economics: China, Japan
・Global Forecast Databank: China, Japan
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Online version of “The Oxford English Dictionary”. You can search the transition of the meaning and use of over 600,000 English words from the mid-11th century until today.
Oxford Journals
Full text access to all journals and magazines published by Oxford University press, including back numbers. You can search or browse by title or by subject.


Prefectural Satistics Online
Statistic database which have been published since Meiji Era by each prefecture, and contains various articles such as population, agriculture, and industry of each catchment area. Compare to the national basis statistical year book, this database is subdivided, and also the data written only on each prefectural statistical documents are recorded. It is a basic data resource which you can learn socioeconomics, public finance and education from a specific era. The available data to read at APU are from prewar time Showa and postwar time Showa.
PressReader has the largest selection of newspapers and magazines from over 120 countries in over 60 languages. That’s 7,000 trusted publications on a single platform. And readers can instantly translate articles in up to 21 languages.
Imagine offering your customers global news from the world’s most reputable journalists and sources, and editorial from titles you know and trust. From The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail, to Forbes, Vogue, Bloomberg Businessweek, and GQ.
This full-text database contains 17,850 journal articles spanning every genre including the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences. 11,490 of the articles are full-text versions.
ProQuest Ebook Central
ProQuest Ebook Central is an eBook collection provided by ProQuest, which collects e-Books from about 500 publishing companies and is available to search or look over through one platform . The collections from the highly reliable publish companies cover comprehensive various fields and will be added continuously.
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.


Science Online Version
This is the on-line version of the well known and scholarly scientific weekly journal.
Approximately 2,000 titles from journals published by Elsevier are available in full text. The following listed titles are able to be browsed in backnumbers dating from 1994. However, backnumber availability varies with each title.
* Physics General(81 titles)
* Public Health and Health Policy(A sub-package of Medicine and Dentistry: 379 titles)
* Cell(6 titles)
* Engineering and Technology(173 titles)
* Materials Science(111 titles)
Full-text access is available to approximately 1,700 titles from Springer journals, which publish a large body of scholarly literature, mainly in the fields of natural sciences, technology and medicine. In addition, access to approximately 320 Open Access journal titles is also available.
SAGE Business Cases
SAGE Business Cases have 1,800 case studies with teaching notes from SAGE Publishing.
The discipline-wide digital collection covers 16 subjects in business and management such as organization or marketing etc.
It was developed with various help from leading business schools, scholars, practioners around the world in partnering, submitting or peer reviewing cases and advising with valuable insight, based upon SAGE's 50+ years of publishing journals or books.
SAGE Humanities and Social Science Package
Provides access to full text of 565 journals from SAGE Publishing in Humanities and Social Science from 1999 onwards,
more than a half of which are ranked in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports.
Seikadou-Bunko Song Yuan Print Collection
This database contains Song Yuan Print(258 copies, 5182 volumes) from the Seikado Bunko collection provided by J-DAC.

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Taylor & Francis Social Science & Humanities (SSH) Library
Taylor & Francis Social Science & Humanities (SSH) Library provides access to over 1,500 must-have online journals (over 900 with Impact Factor) from Routledge,the pioneering social science and humanities publisher with a broad range of journal content across 14 subject areas.
Toyo Keizai Digital Contents Library
“The Weekly Toyo Keizai,” “Hitotsubashi Business Review,” “The Kaisha Shikiho,” etc information from Toyo Keizai company’s economic, business, and company publications can be searched and viewed in Toyo Keizai Digital Contents Library.


U.S. Declassified Documents Online
It contains declassified documents issued by the U.S. federal government from 1900 to 2014.
It contains classified documents from about 60 U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Defense, CIA, FBI, National Security Council, and the White House, and can be searched by Top Secret, Secret, or Confidential classification, document type, document issuance period, and declassified agency. and full-text search is available.


Web of Science
It can search through the thesis of articles in over 8,500 periodicals based on social and natural sciences, and humanities.Some articles are available in full text, and you can also search through the referenced information in the document as well.
Wiley Online Library
Full text of theses from approximately 500 science technology and medical journals published by John Wiley & Sons Incorporated.
World Bank Online
This is a statistics database sponsored by the World Bank. Business development related statistical data, such as World Development Indicator (WDI) and Global Development Financing (GDF) reports, are compiled in extensive amounts.


Yomidasurekishikan is an Yomiuri Shimbun article database search engine Yomiuri Shimbun provides.
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Zassaku Plus(The Complete Database for Japanese Magazine and Periodicals)
This is a database of Japanese magazine articles published from the early Meiji period to the present day, including articles published in Japan's former colonies. It includes both national and regional general-interest magazines.



  • 2016/07/06

    Due to scheduled maintenance access to the "ProQuest" will be interrupted following the time.
    On Sunday 10 July, 11:00 - 13:00

  • 2016/03/11

    Due to scheduled maintenance access to the "ProQuest" will be interrupted following the time.
    On Sunday 13 March, 12:00 - 20:00.

  • 2015/08/06

    Due to system maintenance, "Maruzen eBook Library" occasionally inaccessible during Saturday 8, August 21:00 - Sunday 9, August 12:00,
    Tuesday 18, August 07:30 - 09:00.

  • 2015/08/04

    Due to scheduled maintenance access to the "ProQuest" will be interrupted following the time.
    On Sunday 9 August, 11:00 - 19:00.

  • 2015/06/24

    Due to scheduled maintenance access to the "JDream" will be interrupted following the time.
    On Saturday 27 June, 10:00 - 17:00.

New Databases


Canceled Databases


  • 2017/04/01

    The services below have expired end of March, 2017.
    ・ACM Digital Library
    ・The Oya Soichi Collection
    ・S&P Capital IQ Platform
    ・World Competitiveness Online

  • 2016/04/01

    The services below have expired end of March, 2016.
    ・Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online
    ・The Armed conflict database:From the International Institute for strategic Studies
    ・The DSI Campus Solution
    ・FINANCIAL TIMES Historical Archive
    ・Super Hourei Web
    ・InfoTrac Custom Journals
    ・Islamic Finance Information Service

  • 2015/04/01

    The services below have expired end of March, 2015.
    ・Medical Online
    ・OCLC Firstsearch
    ・RSC Publishing