When you search for academic articles, you should use appropriate databases, search tools and reference book.
Journals held in Kobe University Library are searched for by using OPAC. Full-text of some articles is available on the web.
If you cannnot get articels you want in Kobe University, please apply photocopy request service.
Search Journal Articles
You can search for articles from every fields by using the following databases / search tools.
|Discovery Service||By using “Discovery Service”, you can search for various kinds of resources such as books, journal articles, and dissertations.||–|
|WorldCat||“World Cat” is the largest bibliographic database in the world. You can search for various kinds of resources that held in world libraries by using this database.||–|
|Web of Science Core Collection||“Web of Science” is a database to search for articles published in international high quality journals.||On-Campus access only|
|ScienceDirect||“ScienceDirect” provides articles published in e-journals. You can read their full-text except a part of them.||On-Campus access only|
|Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature||This database provides information on abstracts of periodicals published in the United States and Canada from 1983. Some of articles have their full-text available online.||On-Campus access only|
|Google Scholar||Google’s search engine specilized to search for academic information. Some articles have links to full-text./td>||–|
|CiNii Articles||“CiNii Articles” is a search tools to search for articles published in periodicals issued in Japan.||–|
|J-STAGE||“J-STAGE” is an electronic journal platform. You can search for and read articles many articles for free.||–|
|ざっさくプラス||A database for Japanese periodicals from Meiji era to the Present.||On-Campus access only|
|NDL Online (Articles)||You can search for only journal articles by selecting “Articles” on the “Advanced Search” screen.||–|
|大宅壮一文庫雑誌記事索引総目録||This catalog provides magazine article information. Each content can be searched for by personal names or unique subjects. There is also a CD-ROM Edition.||Printed material|
In order to search for dissertations, you should use specialized databases on them.
|Kernel: Kobe University Repository||Kernel provides academic fruits produced in Kobe University. When the dissertation’s full-text you want is not published on this website, please inquire of Information Service Section for Social Sciences||–|
|CiNii Dissertations||With “CiNii Dissetations”, you can search for doctoral dissertations written in universities / institutions in Japan.||–|
|日本博士録||By these books, you can get information on peaple who received doctoral degree from 1888 (e.g., name, alma mater, main works and doctoral dissertation).||Printed material|
|NDL Online||You can search for Japanese doctoral dissertations (from 1923) and some European & Amerifan doctoral dissertation that are shelved in the National Diet Library. When you search for doctoral dissertations, please select “Doctoral Dissertaions” on the “Advanced Search” screen.||–|
|IRDB: Institutional Repositories Database||With “IRDB”, you can cross search Institutional Repositories in Japan for academic information (e.g., journal articles, dissertations and research paper).||–|
|Open Access Theses and Dissertations||With this database, you can search for open access dissertations.||–|
|Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)||NDLTD is an international network for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
This also provides “Global ETD Search” which is a searching portal for ETDs of universities located in every part of the world.
|British Library：Explore the British Library||If a search result was thesis published in UK, the results has a Thesis icon. These data are provided by a class=”link-open” href=”http://ethos.bl.uk/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>EThOS.||–|
Reference Management Tools
You can manage references and make reference lists smoothly by using reference management tools like below.
|EndNote basic||With “EndNote basic”, you can import references from databases, make a reference list and share references with associates. You have to register via on-campus network before your first use.||On-campus access only|
|Mendeley||“Mendeley” is a free reference management tool. “Mendeley” makes a article information automatically when you drag a PDF file / folder into it.||–|
|Zotero||“Zotero” is a free reference management tool. You can import a article / website on the Web to the “Zotero” by only 1 click.||–|