5/6 updated [Library Network] Expanded access to e-resources during the COVID-19 outbreak

 On 2021-05-06 (25121 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

June 7, 2021 [extended]  
ElsevierContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
IEEEContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
JoVEContent Free to Access (COVID-19)[details]-
JSTORContent Free to Access (COVID-19 and public health)[details]

until June 30
Dec 31

June 30, 2021
June 30, 2022 [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
June 30, 2021 [extended]
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
Period undecided
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]-
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

JoVE[10/21up]New!Educational Contents Free to Access (JoVE Science Education / JoVE Core / JoVE Lab Manual) [details]until Dec 31[expired]
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]
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 July 30[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]
Zassaku Plus [6/17up]Expanding Simultaneous Access to Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Shusei (Zassaku Plus) (1→3) until Mar 31, 2021[expired]
NetAdvanceExpanding Simultaneous Access to JapanKnowledge Lib to 50 until May 31
July 31


*Posted: 24 Mar 2020 

[Kyoto University Library Electronic Resources Team]


[Library Network] About user support during holidays 2021/05/01 - 2021/05/05

 On 2021-04-30 (643 reads)

Library online services and E-journals, Databases is available during holidays: 2020/05/01 - 2020/05/05 except for maintenance.
But then, user support section will be closed. Sorry for inconvenience.

Please contact from here: Contact Form

[Kyoto University Library Electronic Resources Section.]


(日本語) 【医学図書館】Visible BodyのPC版を利用する際はプラグインをオフにしてください

 On 2021-04-30 (580 reads)

Sorry, this entry is only available in Japanese.


【New Database Available】Lexis, Oxford English Dictionary Online, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, Waka &Haikai Library

 On 2021-04-12 (654 reads)

Following databases were added to the Kyoto University Library Network e-resource collection.

  • Lexis
    This database contains U.S. federal and state law sources and legal news.
    *Nexis Uni was replaced by upgraded version Lexis on April 1st 2021.

  • Oxford English Dictionary Online(OED Online)
    Comprehensive dictionary of the English language. A guide to the meaning, history, and
    pronunciation of more than 600,000 words in English from current usage to past usage.
    Updated quarterly.

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global is the comprehensive collection of
    dissertations and theses in the world.
    *PQDT A & I was replaced by upgraded version PQDT Global on April 1st 2021.

  • Waka & Haikai Library [Nihon Bungaku Web Toshokan ]
    Waka & Haikai Library includes the following contents.
    Shinpen Kokka Taikan, Shinpen Shikashu Taisei, Kasho Shusei, Koten Haibungaku Taikei

    How to use:
    1) Visit: http://www.kotenlibrary.com/download/toshokan/
    2) Click: [ダウンロードまたはアプリケーションの起動(図書館用)]
    3) Download and install the viewing software.
    4) Click [和歌&俳諧ライブラリー] button on the top page「日本文学Web図書館」.
     *After you download the file to your computer, you will be able to use the database simply going to the application.
     *Only available from on-campus. The methods to connect to the network(limited on-campus) from Off-campus

For more information:

[Kyoto University Library Network]


Maintenance: JDream III (Apr. 3)

 On 2021-03-26 (601 reads)

Due to its system maintenance, JDream III will be out of service.

2021/04/03 Sat. 10:00-17:00

<Academic Support Division, Main Library>


[Library Network] Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for E-Resources

 On 2021-03-19 (2022 reads)

Use of electronic resources including databases, e-journals and e-books subscribed by Kyoto University is subject to copyright laws and licence agreements.
The licences generally prohibit the following uses:

  • Systematic and programmatic download
  • Usage beyond the private purpose
  • Reproducing and distributing

Violation of the licence agreements may result in the suspension of access to e-resources for the whole University.

There have been frequent recent occurrences of users unintentionally downloading or accessing large volumes of data using pre-read browser functions. Pre-read browser functions continually access links within pages in the background while pages are being viewed. As a result of this, large volume data downloads or large volume access of which the user is unaware may occur, even if the user intends to use electronic journals in the standard way. We request your cooperation in disabling these functions by making the below changes to your browser settings.


  • Electronic Journal "Excessive Access" Recent Case: It happens without any intention!!(PDF)[Flier]


[Kyoto University Library Network]


Maintenance: Kikuzo II Visual (Mar. 15)

 On 2021-03-01 (974 reads)

Due to its system maintenance, "Kikuzo II Visual" will be out of service.

2021/03/15 Mon. 11:00-17:00

<Academic Support Division, Main Library>


Solved!: Trouble: KU Article Linker Temporarily Unavailable on Google Scholar (25 Feb)

 On 2021-02-25 (788 reads)

The trouble was soleved. (2021/3/5 14:00)

KU Article Linker is currently not available on Google Scholar.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

<Academic Support Division, Main Library>


[Maintenance]Library Network Service (KULINE etc.) will be suspended from 22:00 March 3rd to 7:00 March 4th

 On 2021-02-18 (920 reads)

Due to system maintenance, Library Network Service will be suspended as follows.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Period : from 22:00 March 3rd to 7:00 March 4th, 2021
Services to be affected :
KULINE : https://kuline.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/?lang=english
  • While KULINE is out of service, you can search CiNii Books for books and periodicals held in the KU Libraries."How to search books and periodicals held in the KU Libraries when KULINE is out of service."
  • The following services will not be affected.
    1. "Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive"(https://rmda.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en)
    2. E-journals and databases provided by Library Network and the library website

[KULINE Service Team, Kyoto University Library Network]


[Maintenance]Kikuzo II Visual (Feb. 14)

 On 2021-02-04 (516 reads)

Due to its system maintenance, "Kikuzo II Visual" will be out of service.

2021/02/14 Sun. 09:30-12:00

[Suspended service]
Asahi Shimbun Digitised Archive 1879-1999 and Asahi Graph

[Main Library Academic Support Section]