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01. 図書を探す/Find Books: English

Description

This guide introduces various search methods to find the library books and other resources you need.

Search Waseda’s Collections

First, use WINE (Waseda University Library Discovery Services) to check whether Waseda has the books or resources you need. WINE indexes such as books, periodicals, audio and visual materials, doctoral dissertations approved by Waseda University, and electronic resources (databases, e-journals and e-books).

Using WINE

  WINE has several search methods:
    1) Enter search words in the search window.
    2) Select and click the search profile.
    3) Select the materials you want to use from the search results list.

Search Keio University’s Collections

If you cannot find the book you need in Waseda, try to search the collections held by Keio University. Since Waseda has a corporative agreement with Keio, Waseda students and faculty members can visit Keio University libraries or make a request for ILL (Interlibrary Loan) service on favorable conditions than others.

Search Collections in Japan

If the book you are looking for is not found in neither Waseda nor Keio, try to search collections of other libraries in Japan. Waseda Library will issue an introduction letter for using off-campus library. You can also aks to make a request for sending materials to Waseda by ILL (Interlibrary Loan) service.

  • ◎ CiNii Books [National Institute of Informatics] (Public Web site)
    ◎ NDL Online [National Diet Library] (Public Web site)
    ◎ Tokyo Metropolitan Library (Public Web site)
  • *Using non-Waseda Libraries (Waseda Library Web site)
      Information about visiting other libraries with a letter of introduction and libraries which has cooperative agreements.
  • *Interlibrary Loans (ILL) (Waseda Library Web site)
      Information about requesting books and materials by Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

Search Overseas Collections

If the book you are looking for is not available in Japan, you can request to send the actual material/photocopies from overseas libraries. But note that requesting materials/photocopies from overseas libraries is more expensive and takes more time than from domestic libraries. Please ask at the Reference Desk in the libraries for more information.

  • ◎WorldCat.org [OCLC] (Public Web site)
    ◎Explore the British Library [British Library] (Public Web site)
    ◎Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog [KVK] (Public Web site) 
  • *Using non-Waseda Libraries (Waseda Library Web site)
      Information about visiting other libraries with a letter of introduction and libraries which has cooperative agreements.
  • *Interlibrary Loans (ILL) (Waseda Library Web site)
      Information about requesting books and materials by Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

Use Publication and Distribution Information

You can submit a purchase request to Waseda library, or purchase the materials on your own. The following websites are useful for obtaining publication and related information.

  • ◎ Books.or.jp [Japan Book Publishers Association] (Public Web site) (Japanese only): A website for searching currently available publications issued in Japan (about 900,000 items).
  • ◎ 日本の古本屋(Nihon-no Furuhonya)/ Old Book Database Search [Japanese Association of Dealers in Old Books](Public Web site) (Japanese only): Able to search and purchase books and materials in used book stores around Japan. Able to search both books and used book stores.
  • ◎ Amazon.co.jp (Public Web site)

Other Useful Websites for Finding Books

If you haven’t decided which book to read, you can specify the book by using keyword search or other search method. Try to use the website below. Recently, there are many databases that you can browse the digitized books for free.

  • ◎ Webcat Plus [National Institute of Informatics] (Public Web site) (in Japanese only)
    ◎ National Diet Library Digital Collections [National Diet Library] (Public Web site)
    ◎ Hathi Trust Digital Library (Public Web site) (in Japanese only)
    ◎ Internet Archive (Public Web site)
    ◎ Gallica Digital Library [National Library of France] (Public Web site)
    ◎ Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (Public Web site)

Others -Finding E-Books-

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