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学術情報検索(英語): Help

This site lists e-resources (databases, online journals & e-books) that Waseda subscribes to as well as useful websites selected by our librarians.

About Waseda E-Resource Portal

This site lists e-resources that Waseda subscribes to as well as useful websites selected by our librarians. When you search for e-resources, you search a subset of the e-resources licensed for Waseda (i.e., databases, online journals by collection, e-books by collection). Individual titles of online journals and e-books, CD-ROMs, and DVD-ROMs are excluded.

Using this site

Find e-resources

The e-resources listed on this site can be searched using the following methods.

  • Find databases by subject or resource type 

  • To browse the list of e-resources by subject, select a subject area of your topic (e.g., Humanities, Social sciences, Natural sciences) from Advanced Search.

  • To browse the list of e-resources by type, select a resource type (e.g., Encyclopedias & Dictionaries, Journal Articles, Statistics & Data) from the drop-down menu.
    Searches for subject and resource type can be combined.
    Core databases for each subject or resource type will appear at the top of the list with Best Bet icon.
    If you cannot find the e-resources you are looking for, try another subject or resource type or select “All subjects” or “All resource types” to broaden your search.

  • Recommended databases 
    To access recommended databases directly, select a database from the drop-down menu and click “List.”
  • Find databases by title or keyword 
    Search for databases by keywords in database’s title, name of online journal package, description of e-resources, etc. Multiple search terms separated by space are processed as an AND operation.
  • Browse databases by title (A to Z list) 
    If you know the title of the database, click on the first letter of the title to see a list of database titles that begin with that letter. Databases are grouped by the first letter of each main title. If you cannot find the database in the list, try “Find databases by keyword.”
  • Advanced Search 
    You can combine search criteria such as “Keywords,” “Subject,” “Resource type,"

Order of search results

In general, results of above searches are listed according to the main title of the e-resource. (If you select a subject or resource type in the “Find databases by subject or resource type” form, core databases for each subject area or resource type will appear at the top of the list with Best Bet icon.)
Sorting rules are as follows.

  • Alphabets are case insensitive. Initial articles of title are ignored. (e.g., The Economist will be listed under E.)

Access Information

Laguage of the Content                            

Full text available                           

Licensed Database                           

Off-Campus Access Available                        

On-campus access only                          

Proxy Access Required                         

Concurrent users are limited                        


Database Outage Alerts

 Contents are searchable on WINE                  

Proper use of E-Resources (Important)

Please read the following guidelines before using e-resources.

Improper Use by Using Link Prefetching of Web Browsers

"Link Prefetching"* of web browsers may cause the large volume data downloads / access even though you do not intend to do so.
Please disable this function through your web browser for the proper use.
* Prefetching continuously allows web browsers to access links in the background, while viewing a web page.

■How to disable the prefetch function in major web browsers

Microsoft Edge

[New Edge / Chromium Edge]

  • Go to “Settings” and click on “Cookies and site permissions”.
  • Then click on “manage and delete cookies and site data.” 
  • Turn off “Preload pages for faster browsing and searching.”

[Former Edge]

  • Go to "Settings" and click on "Privacy and Security".
  • Under “Cookies and other site data,” turn off “page prefetching.”

Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome “Settings.” and click on "Privacy and Security".
  • Then click on “Cookies and other site data”.
  • Turn off “Preload pages for faster browsing and searching.”


Mozilla Firefox

  • Type “about:config” in the address (location) bar and press Enter.
     Note: When the warning message “This might void your warranty” appears, click on “I accept the risk.”
  • Search “network.prefetch-next” and change the status to “false.”


Safari (Mac)

  • From “Safari” on the menu bar, click on “Preferences.”
  • Then click on “Search” tab and uncheck “Preload Top Hits in the Background.”


Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 11 was retired and went out of support on June 15, 2022 (US Time)
--> Recommended to use another browser due to the end of support

Regarding improper use of e-resources with the “Link Prefetching” of web browsers, a high incidence of serious cases has been seen recently, in which publishers took actions of warning and suspension of use.
Although the degree of penalties depends on publishers, Waseda University had past cases where the publisher undertook measures to suspend providing all materials, as well as to prohibit the said person from accessing specific materials.
Please check settings of your web browser before using e-resources in order to prevent from finding yourself in a serious situation where unintentional large-volume data downloading/accessing occurs without even knowing it.


Improper Use by Using the Bulk File Downloading Function

Bulk downloads using browser extensions and applications, such as "DownThemAll!", are considered unauthorized use by downloading a large amount of file at once that exceeds the required range. Please refrain from using this function for contract materials.
Please disable this function through your web browser for the proper use.


Using electronic resources from off- campus

Requiring log-out from VPN service and log-in for the Off-Campus Access when using the electronic resources outside the campus.
E-resources are NOT available via VPN service.

The use of e-resources for online lessons

  • Uploading all or any part of the downloaded contents to online service(included Waseda Moodle etc.) is strictly prohibited.
  • For the necessary textbooks and reference materials, please share the following ways.
    1. If the material is searchable with WINE, please show students the “PERMALINK” on WINE bibliographic.
    2. If the material is not searchable with WINE, please direct the students on how to download it from the E-resource Portal.
  • Depending on the material, there is a limited access to the number of users. Please confirm the details from ”Read Before Use” page on each database.
  • Please refer to the “Teach anywhere” provided by the Center of Higher Education Studies as well.
    *You need ID/PW to access Teach anywhre.

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