Maintenance: JapanKnowledge (Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 and Feb. 25, 2024)

 On 2024-01-29 (509 reads)

JapanKnowledge service will be suspended due to its system maintenamce during the following period.
We appreciate your support and patience.


  • 21:00 on Wednesday, 31 January 2024 - 3:00 on Thursday, 1 February 2024 (Japan Time)
  • 9:00 - 17:00 on Sunday, 25 February 2024 (Japan Time)

Suspended service

All JapanKnowledge Services (JapanKnowledge Lib, Select contents and JKBooks)

Database List "J"

[E-Resources team, Kyoto University Main Library]


【Library Network : for faculty members】Request for recommendations of eBooks for student use in first semester AY2024

 On 2024-01-29 (602 reads)

※Recommendation form was closed. Thank you for a lot of eBooks recommendations. (March 1, 2024)

The Kyoto University Library Network provides students with eBooks for lectures and their studies.

We would like to ask for your recommendations of eBooks that you think would be useful for students in first semester AY2024.

Persons eligible to make recommendations

All Kyoto University faculty members (Including part-time lecturers)

eBooks eligible for recommendation

・eBooks that will be used for liberal arts and sciences (ILAS) courses in AY 2024, or that will be useful for students taking those courses.

・eBooks that will be used in undergraduate courses in AY 2024, or that will be useful for students taking those courses.

・eBooks that would be useful for undergraduate students studying at home.

*We will purchase books listed in syllabus of ILAS course sequentially. If you need eBook version, please make recommendation from the recommendation form. Not limited to first semester lectures.

* We cannot purchase eBooks which are not sold to academic institutions. Please refer to the list of titles which are sold to academic institutions at the URL below:

eBooks ineligible for recommendation

・Complete works, journals (including back numbers), newspapers

・Study guide, workbooks, self-help books and books of hobbies and practical use

・eBooks that extra costs will be charged next year (ex: contract maintenance fee, platform usage fee) 

How to make a recommendation

Recommendation form was closed. Thank you for a lot of eBooks recommendations. Please use  the recommendation form.

*If you wish to recommend more than one, please enter the titles in order of priority.

 *eBooks purchased will generally only be accessible by one user at a time.

Deadline for recommendations

From January 29th, 2024 to February 29th, 2024.

*We will proceed with the purchase procedure in the order of recommendation acceptance in consideration of the budget situation.

Estimated date of availability

・eBooks will be available sequentially from mid-February. Please check KULINE of their availability.

*The recommender will be informed only in the case if the recommended eBooks will not be able to be purchased.


Acquisition and Cataloging Section, Kyoto University Library

Email: shiryoseibi660 [@]

For reference

・Titles which are already owned by Kyoto University can be searched via KULINE.

・List of titles which are available to academic institutions

Titles are sorted by platform and classified by type. Please use the classifications to narrow down the lists. Some titles are provided in multiple platforms

*Please note that the files are large, so downloading them may require some time.

*Due to the large size of the files, they may not be viewable on some smartphones and tablets.

[Japanese books] (Excel, approx. 25MB)

On-campus access only

・List1  Provided by the Maruzen eBook Library

・List2  Provided by the KinoDen

・Includes some non-Japanese books

[Non-Japanese books 1] 

(Excel, approx. 9.8MB)

On-campus access only

・List1  Provided by the Brill, the Cambridge, the Oxford, the Taylor & Francis, the Wiley, the World Scientific(titles published after 2018 only)

[Non-Japanese books 2] 

(Excel, approx. 93MB)

On-campus access only

・List1  Provided by the ProQuest eBook Central(titles published after 2018 only)

・Includes some Japanese books

・ All lists are last updated on July 2023.

・ Although the number of eBooks available to academic institutions is smaller than the number available to individuals, it still comprises a very large number of titles. The lists include only a partial selection of the eBooks that are available, so please do not hesitate to recommend eBooks that are not included in the lists, and we will check their availability.  

Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated. Your recommendations help us to enhance our eBook collection, and will also be used as reference when requesting publishers to provide digital versions of their books.


[Library Network]Participation Request for Kyoto University Libraries User Survey for the Academic Year 2023

 On 2024-01-25 (903 reads)

Please participate in the Kyoto University Libraries User Survey for the Academic Year 2023.

Kyoto University Library Network will be conducting a user survey as outlined below.
We sincerely invite you to share your opinions on this occasion.
Participants (excluding faculty and staff) will have the chance to win fantastic prizes through a lottery.

[Implementation Period]
January 25 – February 29, 2024

[Survey Participants]
Individuals affiliated with Kyoto University and possessing an ECS-ID or SPS-ID

[Implementation Method]
Access the survey form from your computer, smartphone, or other devices and respond.
Survey Form (Google Forms)

* You need to log in to the Kyoto University authentication system.
For information regarding your account, please refer to this link.
* If you cannot log in, please inquire through the contact form below.
Institute for Information Management and Communication (IIMC) Inquiries
* The estimated time required is approximately 7 minutes.

[Prizes] (Total of 10 individuals)
・Wireless Earphones (worth 25,000 yen)...One individual
・Amazon Gift Card (Box Type, 5,000 yen)...Two individuals
・Quo Card (3,000 yen)...Three individuals
・Kyoto University President's Curry...Four individuals

* Prizes are subject to change without notice.


User Support Division, Main Library
Suggestion Box


(日本語) 【医学図書館】[受付終了・2/8開催] 第5回 医学系DBオンライン講習会「医療系イラスト・動画集SMART Imagebaseで手軽にリアルな資料を作る」(2/7〆切)

 On 2024-01-25 (555 reads)

Sorry, this entry is only available in Japanese.


[Database] "Yomidas Rekishikan" has been renewed to "Yomidas".

 On 2024-01-24 (306 reads)

The newspaper database "Yomidas Rekishikan" has been renewed to "Yomidas".

The new features of the renewal are:

  • Addition of a new feature called “View the paper”

    Starting from January 2023 (Reiwa 5), the search results will link to the entire page of the newspaper. The size of the article on the page can be seen at a glance.

  • Complete interface overhaul

    The search screen has become simpler (search and display articles in “The Meiji, Taisho & Showa Eras”, “The Heisei & Reiwa Eras”, and “Regional Sections (Showa Era)”), and operability has been improved.

  • Screen optimization for each device

    The screen has been optimized for each device such as PC, tablet, and smartphone.

URL to connect to

* If you access this database via the “Electronic Journal Database Authentication System”, please click here.

* The maximum number of simultaneous accesses is 2. After the search is finished, be sure to press the “Logout” button to log out.

* Until March 31, 2024, “Yomidas Rekishikan” can be used in parallel with “Yomidas”. From April 2024, it will be completely migrated to “Yomidas”.

Database List "ya"

[E-Resources team, Kyoto University Main Library]