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Japanese Studies: Articles

This subject guide points to library's print and electronic sources for research on Japanese studies, especially in humanities and social sciences

Article Databases

Here is a short list of useful articles databases for Japanese studies. Note that many of these sources only index journal articles -- they don't actually have the full text. Use the gold "UC-eLinks" button to do an automated search to find the full text.

Selected Print Article Indexes

  • Ōya Sōichi Bunko zasshi kiji sakuin sōmokuroku 『大宅壮一文庫雑誌記事索引総目録』: Covers articles published on popular magazines since the Meiji period through 1995. Cataloged in multiple titles.  
  • Senzenki yondai fujin zasshi mokuji shūsei  『戦前期四大婦人雑誌目次集成』 (ゆまに書房, 2002-2006): Consists of Fujin kōron 『婦人公論』 (1916-1950, Call no.: HQ1104 .F726 2002), Shufu no tomo 『主婦の友』 (1927-1950, Call no.: HQ1104 .S58 2003), Fujin kurabu『 婦人俱樂部』 (Oct. 1920-1950, Call no.: AP95.J2 F842 2006), and Fujin gahō 『婦人画報』 (July 1905-1950, Call no.: HQ1104 .F724 2004)

Selected Journals (Japanese)

Here is a list of selected journals in Japanese studies, including those subscribed by the Library and those freely available on the web. If you wish to browse latest table of contents of other journals, RSS feed is available from 雑誌記事索引採録誌一覧 page provided by the National Diet Library.



Art/Art Histoty


Library & Information Science/Biliographical Studies


Music/Performing Arts


Political Science/Economics/Law