You can search for books and periodicals, by using OPAC or specialized databases.
If the books you want are not held in the Kobe University Library, please use other institutions holdings.

Kobe University Library Holdings

With the following tools, you can search for Kobe University Library holdings and other available resources in Kobe University.

Name・Link Description Note
OPAC: Kobe University Library Catalog With OPAC, you can search for Kobe University Library holdings.
Discovery Service By using Discovery Service, you can search for not only materials can be searched by OPAC but also digital archives, journal articles’ information and other wide range of resources.
Kobe University Library E-Resources List You can search for only available e-resources (e-books and e-journals) in the Kobe University. These e-resources can also be searched by OPAC
Kobe University Library Digital Archive Cross Searching With this page, you can search for electronic resources published by the Kobe University Library at once.

    Holdings of Japanese Libraries

    You need to use specialized databases or each website in order to search for materials held in a library in Japan or a holding library.
    You may be able to get materials that are not held in the Kobe University Library by using the following services.
    Other Institutions Holdings
    Student Purchase Request

    Name・Link Description Note
    CiNii Books “CiNii Books” is a service that provides information on resources that are held in university libraries in Japan.
    Hyogo Prefecture Library Cross-Searching You can search for the holdings of all public libraries in Hyogo prefecture at once. Other prefectures also have each cross-searching service.
    NDL Search With “NDL Search”, you can search for not only National Diet Library holdings but also other institutions’ holdings (e.g., public libraries, museums and academic institutions).

    NDL Online “NDL Online” provides information on National Diet Library holdings and digital contents.
    Webcat Plus “Webcat Plus” is a bibliographic database in order to search for holdings of university libraries in Japan and National Diet Library. “Associative search” is available.
    カーリル (Calil) “カーリル” provides information on the resources that are held in public / university libraries in Japan. By registering libraries in advance, you can search for only registered libraries’ holdings.

    Holdings of world Libraries

    When you search for each country’s resources, you should search OPAC of each country’s national library and university library.

    Name・Link Description Note
    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.
    The European Library “The European Library” is a portal site that each European national library has participated. You can search for holdings of each member library.
    KVK : Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog “KVK” is a book retrieval system managed by the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie. With this system, you can search national libraries and university libraries in European countries in a cross-sectional way.
    Library of Congress Online Catalog The library catalog of the Library of Congress (the national library of the United States).
    Explore the British Library The library catalog of the British Library (the national library of the United Kingdom).
    COPAC You can search for the British library holdings and holdings of British universities’ libraries.
    SUDOC Catalogue You can search for holdings of French universities’ libraries.
    中国国家図書館 文津搜索 The library catalog of National Library of China.

    Electronic Resources

    Because public domain books may be published on the web, please check the following websites if the books you want are not held in Kobe University Library.

    Name・Link Description Note
    Kobe University Library Digital Archive Cross Searching With this page, you can search for electronic resources published by the Kobe University Library at once.
    青空文庫 (Aozora Bunko) “Aozora Bunko” has published full-text of public domain works.
    Project Gutenberg A Free E-books library. This website publishes public domain works.
    HathiTrust “HathiTrust” is a repository managed by partnership of academic and research institutions’ libraries.
    Europeana Collections “Europeana Collections” is a digital platform that you can search for information and image of digital resources that are held in libraries, archives and museums in Europe.
    National Diet Library Digital Collections “NDL Digital Collections” enables to search and view a wide variety of digital materials collected and stored by the NDL. Please also refer to the following link.
    Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries
    Google Books “Google Books” is a full-text retrieval service provided by Google. Works out of copyright are published their full-text.