E-Resource Portal Help

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 the drop-down menu.
    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 a star 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 title or keyword.”
  • Advanced Search 
    You can combine search criteria such as “Keywords,” “Subject,” “Resource type," “Full text,” and “Licensed for Waseda / Free database.”

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 a star 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.)

Icons & Glossary

  • Core Databases
    Core databases for each subject area or resource type will appear at the top of the list with a star icon (only for “Find databases by subject or resource type” searches).
  • Licensed
    E-resources (e.g., databases, online journals, e-books) Waseda subscribes to. Access to these e-resources is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff.
  • Free
    Databases and websites open to the public on the Internet. Selected by the Waseda University Library.
  • Off-Campus Access
    Waseda licensed databases, online journals, and e-books remotely available via Off-Campus Access service, which will allow you to access e-resource from home or other off-campus location.
    Note that not all e-resources are available from off-campus due to licensing or technical restrictions. For some e-resources, it may take some time before they are available from off-campus.
  • Proxy Access
    Waseda licensed databases, online journals, or e-books that are accessible only through the Waseda University proxy servers.
  • Concurrent user limit
    Maximum number of user allowed to use the Waseda licensed database, online journal, or e-book at one time. Displays “Concurrent user limit: none” if there is no limit.
  • Japanese | Chinese/Hangul | Western languages | Others
    Language of the content included in the e-resource.
  • Some full text
    E-resources that contain full-text content or some full-text content.
  • Notice
    Notice for outages, maintenance, restrictions on use, etc., displays in red letters.

Proper use of E-Resources

Please read the following guidelines before using e-resources.

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