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* YNU is contractually obligated to limit access to Online Databases to current YNU students, faculty, staff, and researchers who hold YNU IDs and Passwords.
* For remote access, please log into the "SSL-VPN Service" provided by Yokohama National University Information Technology Service Center. But, some titles labeled "No remoto access" or "VPN connection is now not available" don't provide remote access.

Domestic Databases

聞蔵Ⅱビジュアル (Kikuzo II visual) 

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【Research tool】 Full-text database containing digitized images of the original format of "朝日新聞" (Asahi Shinbun) (coverage:1945-), with content including articles of "AERA" and "週刊朝日" (Shukan Asahi).

JapanKnowledge +N (available from March 1st)

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【Research tool】 Consists of fully searchable and browsable databases including English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries, "日本国語大辞典"(Japanese dictionary), Encyclopedia Nipponica and Encyclopedia of Japan, articles published in a weekly magazine "エコノミスト"(Ecnomist), collection of Toyo bunko series and other visual and sound databases.

化学書資料館 (Kagakusho shiryokan)

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【Research tool】 Provides access to materials edited by the Chemical Society of Japan, including "Chemistry Handbook", "Series of Experimental Chemistry" etc.

CiNii (Subscription)

【Bibriographic information】 CiNii is a database service that incorporates and offers academic paper information mainly published in Japan. It also contains a large number of papers for free of charge, and it is open to public use.


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【Legal information】 Full-text database of all current Japanese laws and regulations.

LEX/DBインターネット (LEX/DB internet) 

(No remoto access)
【Legal information】 LEX/DB internet brings you a regularly updated repository of domestic cases (coverage:1875-).

Please click "学内限定", and "LEX/DB".


【Company data】 Provides access to annual financial reports and prospectus of listed companies.

Foreign databases

Web of Knowledge

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【Academic Information Portal】 ISI Web of Knowledge is a research platform including tools for finding, analyzing and managing information in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. The major research resources available through the platform include:

  • Web of Science
  • Journal Citattion Reports

Web of Science

【Bibriographic information】 Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references.(coverage:1985-)

Journal Citation Reports

【Journal Information】 The Journal Citation Reports is an essential, comprehensive, and unique resource for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from scholarly and technical journals worldwide in the sciences and social sciences. (coverage: 2004-)


【Academic Information Portal】Ebscohost is a research platform including following 5 databases.

(EBSCOhost) Academic Search Premier

【Bibriographic information】 This is a multi-disciplinary database that includes citations and abstracts from scholarly publications (journals, magazines and newspapers). Full text is available and searchable for more than half of this database.(coverage:1865-)

(EBSCOhost) Business Source Premier

【Bibriographic information】 Provides full text of business publications, including full text of peer-reviewed business publications.(coverage:1985-)

(EBSCOhost) EconLit

【Bibriographic information】 EconLit, the American Economic Association’s electronic database, is the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature. (coverage: 1969-)

(EBSCOhost) Regional Business News

【Bibriographic information】 Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

(EBSCOhost) Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

【Bibriographic information】 Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA) indexes more than 690 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. (coverage:1960's-)

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

【Bibriographic information】The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available.

If you can not open PDF files, its cause may your PC environment.

  • China and the United States: From History to Engagement, 1960-1998 
  • Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, 1977-1992
  • Presidential Directives on National Security,Part I: From Truman to Clinton
  • Presidential Directives on National Security,Part 2: From Truman to George W. Bush
  • The National Security Agency: Organization and Operations, 1945-2009
  • The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947-1991
  • The United States and the Two Koreas from Nixon to Clinton
  • The US Intelligence Community after 9/11
  • The US Intelligence Community 1947-1989
  • Terrorism and the U.S. Policy, 1968-2002
  • U.S. Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction From World War II to Iraq
  • U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945-1991

Gale Virtual Reference Library(No remoto access)

【Research tool】 Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

INIS Database

【Bibriographic information】 The INIS database contains bibliographic records about nuclear.(coverage:1970-)

Marquis Who's Who on the Web

【Biographic information】 Marquis Who's Who on the Web features biographical profiles of 1.2 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. It provides access to current biographies of all individuals who appeared in any one of the following Marquis print titles since 1985.


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【Bibriographic information】 Indexes bibliographic data for recent & forthcoming publications. provides timely reviews or summaries of articles & books that contain new contributions to mathematical research. This database is online version of "Mathematical Reviews." (coverage: 1940-)

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

【Bibriographic information】 Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses represent a wealth of knowledge on every academic subject. From engineering to environmental studies, linguistics to life sciences, this massive body of information provides a multitude of research opportunities.

SciFinder Scholor (Please use in Science and Technology Library)

【Bibriographic information】 Electronic version of Chemical Abstracts, the world's largest and most up-to-date collection of chemical information. Covers journal articles, patents, technical reports, books, conference proceedings, and dissertations from around the world. (coverage: 1900-)
Hours: Weekdays 9:00 - 17:00
Location: 1F, Science and Technology Library
User: YNU members only
How to use: You need to register with SciFinder the first time you use SciFinder. After you have registered, use the "login to SciFinder" link and login with your personal SciFinder username and password.
Result of the search: Please bring an USB flash memory. You can save your result of the search to USB flash memory.
Notice: Have no more than 5,000 records downloaded and stored electronically at any time.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

【Bibriographic information】 19c HCPP & 20c HCPP.


【Legal information】 Provides access to legal documents, court decisions, law reviews, information on intellectual property rights business, analytical sources and public records content.

Please click "学内限定", and "Lexis.com".

worldtradelaw.net Dispute Settlement Commentary service

【Legal information】 Summary/analysis of WTO reports/arbitrations.

Mergent Online

【Company data】 Current US & foreign public company descriptions/financials from the Mergent Manuals (formerly Moody's) plus executive bios and compensation information, EDGAR filings (1993-), & annual reports (1998-). With the exception of the final online record for companies that have gone defunct since 1995, older data is only available in the printed manuals.

Click "enter mergent online."

International Statistical Yearbook

【Statistical information】 Ecnomic statistics provided by EUROSTAT, OECD, IMF etc.

International Financial Statistics

【Statistical information】 International Financial Statistics (IFS) is a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance.


【Statistical information】 Provides access to the OECD and IEA statistical databases, journals, monographs, annual reports, working papers and reference documents produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Statistical data can be downloaded for use in spreadsheets. (coverage: 1998-)

OECD iLibrary

【Statistical information】 OECD iLibrary is OECD’s Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaces SourceOECD, and hosts all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters.

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