Databases contain large amounts of data including (but not limited to) statistics, bibliographic information, images and abstracts.
Bibliographic databases are a useful tool for finding scholarly literature in your subject area. This includes (but is not limited to) journal articles, conference proceedings and books. They are very useful to consult when carrying out your own research because:
Bibliographic databases are helpful when you want to start exploring beyond your reading list or are researching a new topic.
On this page you will find recommended databases and guidance on how to search for and access databases.
A collection of structured and organised data that is stored, searched and accessed electronically.
A searchable platform that contains descriptive records of articles, books, conference proceedings, audio-visual material, maps, newspapers, and more.
Used to refer to a bibliographic database, the service provides abstracts of publications.
Used to refer to a bibliographic database, the service provides descriptors to help organise and navigate publications.
This means you can read the item in full from beginning to end, not just the abstract or summary.
Oxford subscribes to lots of databases you can use for free. You will likely find you need to use several databases for a thorough search of your subject area. The tabs at the top of this section take you to key databases for the Japanese studies and a link to browse all databases in the Japanese studies.
You can also search for specific databases via SOLO. Note, some key texts may be available via a database but not individually listed on SOLO.
For those seeking advice on accessing databases, we recommend the following guides:
Below are some of the key bibliographic databases applicable to the Japanese studies at Oxford.
To search Asahi newspaper articles published from Meiji period to to-date.
Cambridge Histories is the essential reference collection spanning 350 volumes in 10 subject areas.
JapanKnowledge an online web archive that boasts the largest corpus of encyclopedia,
dictionaries and references.
Database provides 24-Hour Nikkei News with over 100 stories translated from Nikkei's Japanese newspapers daily.
To browse a list of databases for the Japanese studies, follow the link below which takes you through to Databases A-Z.