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Scholarly informationLibrariesAcademic societies and research institutions
Patents, statistics, and standardsBookstores and publication informationQualifications and tests

Scholarly information

Search papers
CiNii Articles A site for looking up Japanese papers (National Institute of Informatics).
CiNii Books A site for searching Japanese university library collections (National Institute of Informatics).
J-STAGE A system for distributing and exhibiting Japanese academic journals (Japan Science and Technology Agency).
NDL-OPAC A system for searching and making requests for materials in the National Diet Library collection.
WARP A project conducted by the National Diet Library for collecting and preserving online materials.
Ingenta A site for looking up papers in Western journals.
Dissertation Express A site for searching for and requesting academic theses with a focus on North America (ProQuest LLC).
Yushodo Dissertation Service Center A site for providing and ordering academic theses with a focus on North America (Yushodo Co., Ltd.).
Links
J-GLOBAL An integrated science and technology link center (Japan Science and Technology Center). (Japanese Only)
National Diet Library
Digital Collections
The NDL Digital Collections enables a user to search and view a variety of resources, collected and stored by the National Diet Library of Japan.
Database shusei A collection of links to databases believed to be useful in investigation and research (created by Makoto Okamoto, Academic Resource Guide).(Japanese Only)
Research information and scholarly information
researchmap Researcher and research community look-up service (operated by JST and NII).]
JREC-IN A researcher database (Japan Science and Technology Agency).
Academic Resource Guide An e-mail magazine covering the topic of scholarly information usage.(Japanese Only)

Libraries

Domestic
National Diet Library As a general rule, all publications published domestically in Japan are preserved in the National Diet Library.
University libraries A collection of links to university libraries (created by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Library).
Public libraries A collection of links to public libraries (created by the Japan Library Association).
Tokyo Western Regional Academic Library Consortium A consortium of national, public and private university libraries in the Tama region of Tokyo.(Japanese Only)
Chofu City Library This library’s central building is located at the south exit of Chofu Station and contains an abundance of general-interest books.(Japanese Only)
International
Library of Congress The online catalog of the U.S. Library of Congress.
The British Library The online catalog of the British Library.
KVK Cross-search a catalog of the primary libraries in the German-speaking world.

Academic societies and research institutions

Academic societies
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan Materials such as the The Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, IEEJ Transactions, and IEEJ technical meeting manuscripts are available in the library.
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Materials such as The Journal of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, The IEICE Transactions, and The Technical Report of the Proceeding of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers are available in the library.(Japanese Only)
The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers The ITE Journal and The Proceedings of the ITE Annual Convention are available in the library.
Information Processing Society of Japan Materials such as the Journal of Information Processing and IPSJ Transactions are available in the library.
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers The Transactions of the SICE are available in the library.
The Physical Society of Japan The Butsuri(Niohon Butsuri Gakkaishi) is available in the library.
Japan Industrial Management Association The Journal of JIMA is available in the library.
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Materials such as the bulletins of the JSME and the Transactions of the JSME are available in the library.
The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials The Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials is available in the library.
The Optical Society of Japan Optical Review is available in the library.
The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences Aeronautical and Space Sciences Japan and Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences are available in the library.
Acoustical Society of Japan he journal and transactions of the Acoustical Society of Japan are available in the library.
Materials Science Society of Japan The publication Materials Science and Technology is available in the library.(Japanese Only)
The Japan Society of Applied Physics The publication Oyo Butsuri is available in the library.
The Japan Society for Precision Engineering The Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering is available in the library.
ACM Association for Computing Machinery
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ACS American Chemical Society
AGU American Geophysical Union
AIP American Institute of Physics
APS American Physical Society
IET Institute of Engineering and Technology
IEEE Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
IEEE Technical Societies/Councils
IOP Institute of Physics
OSA Optical Society of America
RSC Royal Society of Chemistry
SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering
研究機関
NII (National Institute of Informatics) NII implements services such as CiNii and CiNii Books.
JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) JST implements services such as J-STAGE and J-GLOBAL.
Scholarly Societies Project A collection of links to academic societies around the world (created by the University of Waterloo).
Think tank information Information on domestic and international think tank institutions and research results (created by the National Institute for Research Advancement).
Public institutions and international organizations from various countries A collection of links for international organizations and public institutions which also provides the full names for organization abbreviations (created by the International Legal and Political Documentation Center, the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University).(Japanese Only)

Patents, statistics, and standards

Patents
Industrial Property Digital Library A database containing various information concerning patents (created by the Japan Patent Office).
USPTO Web Patent Full-Text Databases U.S. patent databases (created by the USPTO).
Statistics
Statistical data from the Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications A list of statistical data created by the Stistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
Japan Statistical Yearbook The online version of the Japan Statistical Yearbook (created by the Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications).
World statistics The online version of Sekai no tokei (World Statistics; created by the Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)(Japanese Only).
Standards
Japanese Industrial Standards Committee Full-text content in PDF form may be viewed using JIS search.
Japanese Standards Association An organization that sells publications on JIS standards and publishes Japanese translations of major international standards.
ISO Catalogue A site that sells publications on ISO standards and is also searchable.
ASTM International Users can search a catalog of ASTM standards.
IEEE Xplore Users can search IEEE standards.

Bookstores and publication information

Books.or.jp A collection of available books published in Japan.(Japanese Only)
Amazon(Japan) Search for and order Japanese books, Western books, CDs, DVDs and other items.
MARUZEN&JUNKUDO Search for and order Japanese books, Western books and other items.(Japanese Only)
Kinokuniya Search for and order Japanese books, Western books and other items.(Japanese Only)
Elsevier Publisher of scientific, technical and health information.
Springer Fields: neurosurgery, neuroorthopaedics, cell biology, microchemistry, rock mechanics, neurology, geology, architecture, and art.
Wiley Publisher of scientific, technical, and medical books and journals.
Taylor & Francis Publisher of academic books, journals, e-books, textbooks, media, software, reference and online learning resources.
Publisher links A collection of links to Japanese publishers (created by Kinokuniya).(Japanese Only)
Publishers' Catalogues A collection of links to major international publishers (Northern Lights Internet Solutions Ltd.)

Qualifications and tests

 

IT Passport Examination Examination on comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of fields such as knowledge of business strategy, marketing, finance, legal affairs, general management, including knowledge of IT such as security, network and project management (implemented by the National Examination for Information Processing Technicians Center).
Systems Administrator Examination Tests whether the testee has defined knowledge and skills concerning information technology and the knowledge needed to implement computerization from the perspective of the end user (implemented by the National Examination for Information Processing Technicians Center).
Senior Systems Administrator Examination Tests whether the testee has knowledge and skills concerning the application of information technology in business and the knowledge needed to implement operational reform and improvement as a computerization leader (implemented by the National Examination for Information Processing Technicians Center).
Information Systems Security Administrator Examination Tests whether the testee has fundamental knowledge concerning information security and the knowledge needed to choose, implement, analyze and review information systems security policies (implemented by the National Examination for Information Processing Technicians Center).
System Architect Examination Tests the knowledge needed to perform/implement the series of processes from business requirement analysis, to system design, program development and testing, based on a project plan (implemented by the National Examination for Information Processing Technicians Center).
Network Specialist Examination Tests knowledge of specific skills concerning networks (implemented by the National Examination for Information Processing Technicians Center).
Database Specialist Examination Tests knowledge of specific skills concerning databases (implemented by the National Examination for Information Processing Technicians Center).
CG Creator Certification Test Evaluates the abilities needed by a CG creator at three levels (implemented by the Computer Graphic Arts Society).(Japanese Only)
CG Engineer Certification Test Evaluates the abilities needed by a CG engineer at three levels (implemented by the Computer Graphic Arts Society).(Japanese Only)
CAD Examination by CSAJ Tests knowledge by rank concerning CAD system usage skills (implemented by the Computer Software Association of Japan).(Japanese Only)
Professional Engineer Certifies the possession of advanced practical skills concerning science and technology (implemented by the Institution of Professional Engineers, Japan).(Japanese Only)
Radio Operator The test for land, sea, air and general radio operators (implemented by the Japan Radio Institute).(Japanese Only)
Chief Electrical Engineer and Electrical Construction Worker (Implemented by the Examination Center for Electrical Engineers).(Japanese Only)
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language [Educational Testing Service(ETS)]
TOEIC Test of English for International Communication [Educational Testing Service(ETS)]
Government Official Employment examination information (National Personnel Authority).(Japanese Only)
Other Qualification and test information (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare).(Japanese Only)