[Library Network] Apology for the error on eBooks on EBSCOhost

 On 2020-10-26 (110 reads)

The error has occurred on eBooks on EBSCOhost from 12 Oct to 17 Oct 2020.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

[Main Library]


Finished:[Library Network] Service temporarily stop on Oct.25

 On 2020-10-25 (842 reads)

Due to system maintenance, services provided by Library Network will be temporarily suspended on Oct. 25, 2020.

■Date : Sept. 9:00 - 17:00, Oct. 25, 2020.
■Services not available : KULINE, MyKULINE
※Upon completion of the maintenance, services will be resumed.
※E-journals, Databases, Kyoto University Research Information Repository (KURENAI), Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive and Library websites will not be affected.


Solved:[Trouble] Library Network Service, Rare Materials collection and e-Journal and Database Authentication System is stopping now

 On 2020-10-22 (478 reads)

Due to the network trouble, Library Network Service, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive and e-Journal and Database Authentication System are stopping now.
Sorry for inconvenience.

■Services not available : KULINE, MyKULINE, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive, e-Journal and Database Authentication System.


【KURENAI】Special Interview with Professor Hajime Kita: Open Access Week 2020

 On 2020-10-22 (312 reads)

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10/21 updated [Library Network] Expanded access to e-resources during the COVID-19 outbreak

 On 2020-10-21 (18919 reads)

The following publishers have expanded access to their e-resources to assist students, faculty and researchers, as social distancing is advised to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Please refer to each publisher's website for details.

AAAS[5/1up]Content Free to Access (COVID-19 on Science and allied journals)[details]-
American Physiological SocietyContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
CASExpanded access to SciFinder from off-campus (ID/password required) until June 15
Oct 18

Jan 11, 2021 [extended]  
ElsevierContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
IEEEContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
JoVEContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
JoVE[10/21up]New!Educational Contents Free to Access (JoVE Science Education / JoVE Core / JoVE Lab Manual) [details]until Dec 31
JSTORContent Free to Access (COVID-19 and public health)[details]until June 30
Dec 31 [extended]
JSTOR[7/15up]Content Free to Access (unlicensed journal collections and ARTSTOR)(requires access via e-journal plug-in)[details 1][details 2]until Dec 31
Mary Ann Liebert[5/1up]Content Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
Microbiology SocietyContent Free to Access (all contents)[details]-
New England Journal of MedicineContent Free to Access (COVID-19 and clinical education)[details]-
Oxford University PressContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
Project MUSEExpanded access to content [details]-
ProQuest[8/5up]"Coronavirus Research Database" is available free [details]until Dec 31
Royal SocietyContent Free to Access (all contents) [details]-
SAGEContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
SIAMContent Free to Access (Epidemiology)[details]-
SpringerNatureContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
Taylor & FrancisContent Free to Access (COVID-19) [details]-
University of Chicago PressContent Free to Access (COVID-19 and some journals as below)[details]

Bulletin American Schools Oriental Research / Classical Philology / Ethics / History of Religions / International Journal of American Linguistics / Isis / Journal of Cuneiform Studies / Journal of Labor Economics / Journal of Law & Economics / Journal of Legal Studies / Journal of Modern History / Journal of Near Eastern Studies / Journal of Religion / Philosophy of Science / The Journal of Geology / The Library Quarterly
WileyContent Free to Access (COVID-19) [details]-
Wiley [5/25up]

Archive Collections free to access as follows (requires access from campus or e-journal plug-in)
・Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
・The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
・The Royal College of Physicians

You can search across HERE.
(In addition, you can use "The New York Academy of Sciences" as the subscribed database.)

until June 30
Zassaku Plus [6/17up]Expanding Simultaneous Access to Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Shusei (Zassaku Plus) (1→3) until Mar 31, 2021
Nikkei BP[4/30up]Expanded access to Nikkei BP Kiji Kensaku Service (Academic Edition) from off-campus (e-journal plug-in required)
*There is an annual limit on the number of articles to be downloaded. Please read only what you need.


The followings have expired.

American Economic Association[5/1up]Content Free to Access (all contents)[details]until June 30
Aug 31

Annual ReviewsContent Free to Access (all contents)[details] until April 30
June 30

Association for Computing Machinery [4/17up]Free Access to ACM Digital Library (all contents)[details]until June 30[expired]  
Cambridge University Press[5/1up]Content Free to Access (700+ textbooks (Online View only) and COVID-19) on Cambridge Core [details] until May 31[expired]  
De GruyterFree access to approximately 75,000 textbooks(1650-2016) from De Gruyter
and partner publishers sequentially (requires access from campus or e-journal plug-in)[details]
 until June 30
July 31

EBSCOUnlimited Access to EBSCO eBooks[details]until June 30[expired]
EBSCOUnlimited Access to the following databases:
Philosopher's Index with Full Text / CINAHL / EconLit with Full Text
until June 30[expired]
Geological Society of AmericaContent Free to Access (all e-books on GeoScienceWorld)[details]until June 30[expired]
Guilford PressContent Free to Access (all journals and some other contents)[details]until July 31
Sep 30

JSTOR[7/15up]Content Free to Access (32,000+ eBooks from 48 publishers)(requires access via e-journal plug-in)[details]until Aug 31[expired]
KinoDen [5/15up]Expanding Simultaneous Access to some of the subscribed e-books up to 50[details]until July 31[expired]
Maruzen eBook Library [4/17up]Expanding Simultaneous Access to some of the subscribed e-books to 50[details]until July 31[expired]
Oxford University Press [4/17up]

Content Free to Access (eBooks, Review Articles, etc.) as follows
(requires access from campus or e-journal plug-in)
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)
University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) *until June 13
Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO)
Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs)
Very Short Introductions. (VSI)
Oxford Quick Reference *until July 31

until July 13[expired]
ProQuestUnlimited Access to Ebook Central [details]until Mid June[expired]
SpringerNatureContent Free to Access (500+ textbooks)[details]until July 31[expired]
Taylor & Francis [4/17up]Free Access to Taylor & Francis eBooks except some
(requires access from campus or e-journal plug-in)
until July 12[expired]
Wolters Kluwer [4/23up]Providing Guest Passes for UpToDate access (individual sign-up required)[details]until May 31 [expired]
Asahi Shimbun Company [4/23up]Expanding Simultaneous Access to Kikuzo II (3→53) until May 31
June 30[expired]
NetAdvanceExpanding Simultaneous Access to JapanKnowledge Lib to 50 until May 31
July 31


*Posted: 24 Mar 2020 

[Kyoto University Library Electronic Resources Team]


[Main Library] Service status of the Main Library

 On 2020-10-19 (84582 reads)

The service status of the Main Library is as follows.

Current Library Hours

  • Weekdays: 9:00 - 19:00 (Open shelves: 9:00 - 19:00, Stack rooms: 9:00 - 18:30)
  • Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays: closed

 ※Please refer to the following website for details: https://www.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/pical?lang=en



  • The service status of the period: From October 19 until further notice is here
  • The service status of the period: From October 1 to October 16 is here
  • The service status of the period: From August 24 to September 30 is here


User Support Division


【Main Library】26 - 30 October "Graduation Thesis Workshop:Thesis - Learning Support Desk presents -

 On 2020-10-16 (830 reads)

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[Online Workshop] Learning Support Weeks for International Students

 On 2020-10-16 (862 reads)

Learning Support Weeks for International Students
유학생 학습 집중 지원 주간
Learning Support Weeks untuk Siswa Internasional

-----Learning Support Weeks for International Students-----

Learning Support Desk provides special learning support for international students during the following period.
We also hold English lectures as follows.
○The lectures will be recorded and open to the members of Kyoto University.

Date: Oct.26(Mon)-Nov.13(Fri),2020
Place: The lectures are held online (through Zoom).
Reservation: Click here to make a reservation.

-Please register by 17:00 one day before the desired date.

1. How to Enjoy E-resources (All in English)
 I"ll explain the basics of how to find and use e-books, e-journals, and databases that Kyoto University offers.
      Nov.4(Wed) 16:30-17:00, 18:00-18:30
      Speaker: Science M1

2. How to Find Literature (All in English)
 This lecture will show you how to collect literature (including books, magazines, and articles). It will be a useful introduction to KULINE.
      Nov.10(Tue) 16:30-17:00, 18:00-18:30
      Speaker: Letters M2

3. LaTeX Tutorial in English (All in English)
 This lecture covers basic skills of writing reports in LaTeX with math formulas, figures, and tables. No previous knowledge required
      Nov.11(Wed) 13:30-14:15, 15:00-15:45
      Speaker: Informatics D2

Host: Kyoto University Library Network
Contact:Main Library User Support Section
Email: ref660(at mark)mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp


Learning Support Desk将在以下时间内举办中文学习讲座,欢迎大家积极参与。

申请:请点击这里! *The link is the English and Japanese page.

1. 社会科学研究方法讲座
      时间:2020年10月27日(周二)13:30-14:00 / 15:00-15:30

2. 学术日语集中讲座
      时间:2020年11月2日(周一)16:30-17:00 / 18:00-18:30

Email: ref660(at mark)mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

-----유학생 학습 집중 지원 주간-----

Learning Support Desk에서는 다음 기간 동안 유학생 지원을 강화합니다.
기간 중 한국어로 강좌를 개최합니다.
○강의는 녹화되어, 추후 학내 한정으로 공개할 예정입니다.

장소:온라인(Zoom)으로 개최됩니다
사전 신청:온라인 사전신청 바로가기 (바로가기) *The link is the English and Japanese page.
※개최 전날 17:00까지 온라인으로 사전 접수해 주십시오.

실험레포트 작성방법 (전부 한국어로 진행됩니다)
 실험 레포트를 어떻게 써야하는지 이야기합니다.
      2020년11월13일(금)13:30-14:00 / 15:00-15:30
      담당:의학연구과 M1

주최:교토대학 도서관기구
문의처:부석도서관 이용지원과
Email: ref660(at mark)mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

-----Learning Support Weeks untuk Siswa Internasional-----

Di Learning Support Desk, kita akan membuka “Learning Support Weeks” untuk siswa internasional.
Kita juga akan membuka seminar umum dalam Bahasa Indonesia.
Silahkan cek informasi beriktnya.
○Seminarnya akan direkam dan di share di website. (rekaman nya hanya untuk mahasiswa Kyoto universitas.)

Period: 26 Oct. (Senin)-13 Nov. 2020(Jumat)
Tempat: Seminarnya akan dibuka di Zoom.
Pendaftaran: Silahkan klik di sini! *The link is the English and Japanese page.

-Pendaftarannya akan diterima sampai sehari sebelumnya seminar.

Kosa kata akademik dalam bahasa Jepang
 Seminar ini untuk mahasiswa asing dari Indonesia yang ingin memahami dan memakai kosa kata akademik dalam bahasa Jepang untuk menulis atau persentasi.
      13 Nov.(Jumat) 16:30-17:00 / 18:00-18:30
      Narasumber: Mahasiswa S3 dari ASAFAS

Host: Kyoto University Library Network
Contact:Main Library User Support Section
Email: ref660(at mark)mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Email: ref660(at mark)mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp


[Katsura Lib / EXHIBITION] "Katsura Garden : Catalogue for Advanced Research of Graduate School of Engineering by Kyoto University Katsura Library" vol.1 (14 Oct 2020 - 14 Jan 2021)

 On 2020-10-15 (424 reads)

What is "Katsura Garden"

"Katsura Garden : Catalogue for Advanced Research of Graduate School of Engineering by Kyoto University Katsura Library" is new project of Katsura Library.
It enables researchers to connect with society and supports new developments in research by sharing "Kyoto University Research Seeds".
We expand this project with various media such as exhibition, video, and event.

EXHIBITION vol.1 "What does your neighbor do?"

  • Period : Wed 14 Oct 2020 - Thu 14 Jan 2021
  • Place : Lounge and Reading room on the 1st floor of Katsura Library

To learn a part of works of 8 researchers of Graduate School of Engineering, this exhibition shows videos which can be seen only here and research tools which are actually used.
Find out "Research Seeds" around the library.

The List of Seeds

Details : https://seeds.t.kyoto-u.ac.jp/exhibition/kuk-57/(Japanese only)


Website "Katsura Garden"

Use the banner below to access the website of "Katsura Garden". (Japanese only)

Check the "Research seeds" of 8 researchers which are on the exhibition.
Their interview videos will be added in the future. Don't miss it!



If you have any questions about this project, feel free to contact us at the following address.

  • E-mail:090seeds [at] mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

【Yoshida-South Library】Temporary Part-time Contract Office Assistant / Teaching Assistant Jobs.

 On 2020-10-13 (718 reads)

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