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The Bibliography of Asian Studies contains information on works of scholarship related to Asian studies from 1971 to the present. It no longer contains information on individual monographs. All works are in English.
Database of digitized issues of The Japan Times, The Japan Advertiser, The Japan Times & Mail, The Japan Times and Advertiser (Morning ed.) , Japan Times and Advertiser (Evening ed.) and the Nippon Times; includes all issues March 22, 1897 through three years before the present date.
The English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly (1902-1940) is the newspaper of record for Japan's engagement with modernity and its emergence, through war, political and social upheaval and seismic social change in East Asia, onto the world stage in the first half of the 20th century. This collection includes the Kobe Weekly Chronicle (1900-1901) the predecessor of the Japan Chronicle Weekly.
This database contains full text of the Asahi newspaper back to the 1800s and continuing to the present. It allows for keyword search of articles and views of page images from the newspaper. It also includes some weekly Asahi publications. There is no English search interface or English content.
This database contains the full run of the Yomiuri newspaper from the 1870s to the present, with full text articles. Although the full text of each article is not searchable, the articles have each been tagged with keywords, making search highly effective. It also contains English translations of editorials and other content, as well as Yomiuri's English-language publications since 1989.
Maisaku is the full digital archive of the Mainichi Shinbun, going back to when it was the Tokyo Nichinichi Shinbun and continuing to the present. The interface is in Japanese, but you can access The Mainichi, which is an English publication.
JAIRO searches institutional repositories across Japan, which are digital archives of research at individual universities and other institutions. The content from IRs is largely downloadable for free, and JAIRO allows you to limit your search to full text materials only. JAIRO has an English interface, but much of the content is in Japanese. It's a great way to find research not published in traditional academic journals, but may be the only research done on a given topic so far.
This section covers subscription databases at Penn that include article citations, abstracts, newspaper articles, dissertation citations and full text ebooks.
To find specific journals (which may not be in JSTOR, EBSCO, or ProQuest - such as those in Project MUSE), search for the journal name in Franklin using the "Journal Title Keyword" search. Then click on the journal name, and connect to the e-resource through the link provided on the right-hand side of the Franklin record for the journal. If the journal is not available online, you can request the article from LIBRA. If it is not owned by Penn, you can request it via InterLibrary Loan.
JSTOR is a full-text archival collection of roughly 1000 journals, usually dating back to their first issue. It typically excludes the most recent 1-5 years. Articles are available for viewing online or downloadable as PDFs.
JSTOR specializes in making available the back issues of journals in a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines. Issues are available both as images and as text, making searching possible both within each title and across the whole database.
Penn's subscription currently includes all the available collections:
the Arts & Sciences Collection I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and the Complement
the Business II & III Collection
the Biological Sciences Collection
the Health & General Science Collection
the Language and Literature Collection
the Music Collection
the 19th Century British Pamphlets
Access to journals from JSTOR is restricted to current Penn faculty, staff and students.
Printing from the JSTOR database requires downloading a helper application called JPrint.
EBSCO MegaFile includes academic journals, popular magazines, and newspapers, often with full-text. You can limit your search to "area studies" to narrow to journals and other publications that are more likely to be related to Japan and Asian studies. In addition, searches can be limited by type of publication, to scholarly, peer-reviewed journals only, or to only articles with linked full text.
General, multidisciplinary periodical database, covering all scholarly disciplines, with many general and popular magazines, and news sources. Includes bibliographic citations with indexing and abstracts for more than 16,000 periodicals.
ProQuest provides several useful databases for looking for citations and some full-text research papers. These include Dissertations and Theses Fulltext, which allows you to search for dissertations and master's theses and, in many cases, download a PDF of the dissertation. Periodicals Index, meanwhile, searches thousands of periodicals (including academic journals), with a focus on humanities and social science. Both of these are excellent ways to broaden your subject-based search, or in the case of dissertations, find a copy of research you're already looking for.
Humanities and social sciences. The scope is international, including journals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other Western languages.
Historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). It includes over 2,000 journals published throughout the world including key historical journals from many countries, as well as hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities. 1974- present. Updated three times a year.
Google Scholar is helpful for finding a wide variety of citations that may be downloadable from multiple databases, such as JSTOR or Project MUSE, without having to search each database individually. It also links to articles, dissertations, and other materials located in institutional repositories and available for free download, as well as to Google Books, which may have book previews or even free downloads for public domain books. In addition, Google Scholar provides "related citations" for many sources, linking to related scholarship with citations and download links. It is especially strong for finding download links and citations for articles whose titles and authors you already know. It can also be helpful for finding more research by authors you are already interested in.
Use the Penn link here to have Google Scholar provide PennText links for all available articles - it logs you in via Penn's system. Going straight to Google Scholar does not provide this service.
An article citation service that includes full text of open-access articles either in CiNii or various institutional repositories. It's best for articles from more recent decades and includes both academic and some popular magazines and journals. CiNii has few English-language articles but does have an English interface.
MagazinePlus contains citations from a variety of Japanese academic journals as well as popular and trade magazines. Its interface and content are all in Japanese, and it doesn't contain any full text.
Zasshi kiji sakuin shūsei dētabēsu, or Zassaku Plus, searches across thousands of periodicals in Japan for Japanese-language article citations, as well as the article search service CiNii. It doesn't contain any full text, but is very useful for finding historical citations, especially from the first half of the 20th century. The interface is in Japanese and there is no English content.