How to access e-resources

At Osaka University, you can use e-resources (e-journals, e-books and databases). This page introduces to you how to access them.

Accessing e-resources on campus

If you are in a campus of Osaka University e-resources can be accessed directly. They can be searched using the following tools. Please choose appropriate tools depending on your purpose.

* Please click on the small image to see a larger version.

Discovery Service

If you want to search across disciplines / If you want to search by an article title or a table of contents

  • You can use Discovery Service to search across the Library Catalogue, e-journals, e-books, and many databases, all at once.
  • You can search for Open Access Journals in any of the Digital Repositories.
  • Search by an article title or a table of contents is also available.
  • When you want to check full text, please click the Osaka U. icon Osaka U..
  • All materials and databases that are available in the Osaka University can not be retrieved.

* Below is a search overview.

1. Search screen2. Result list3. Detailed record
You can use Search Options and/or Advanced Search.
Discovery search screen
Nallow or sort your search results.
Discovery result list
Access the items in your results.
Discovery detailed record

E-journals

If you know specific title / If you want to browse or search A to Z list

  • You can search and use e-journals including some free titles.
  • You can search for specific e-journals by journal title or ISSN number.

* Below is a search overview. For more details, please refer to manual【pdf: 494KB】 (Japanese).

1. Search screen2. Result list3. Links to e-journal sites
Search by title or ISSN.
EJ search screen
Click on a title which you want to read.
EJ result list
Click on one of the links to go to e-journal site.
Links to e-journal sites
* Please check information on availability.
E.g., Available from 1951 volume 1 issue:1
Most recent 9 month(s) not available

E-books

If you know specific title / If you want to browse or search A to Z list

  • You can search and use e-books including some free titles.
  • You can search by e-book title, ISBN number or author name.
  • Browsing by the Publisher / Vendor list is available.

* Below is a search overview. For more details, please refer to manual【pdf: 494KB】 (Japanese).

1. Search screen2. Result list3. Links to e-book sites
Search by title, ISBN, or author name.
Ebook search screen
Click on a title which you want to read.
Ebook result list
Click on one of the links to go to e-book site.
Links to e-book sites

Databases

If you want to conduct a search for a specific subject / If you know the source type (newspaper articles, precedent, etc.) you need to search

  • You can search information of journal and newspaper articles, encyclopedias, and other reference books using databases.
  • On this page, you can select database by subject and/or source type.

* The Osaka U. icon Osaka U. may appear in search results of some databases. Clicking on it leads you to a list of e-resources and their availability, that allows you to connect directory to the full text of an article (if available at Osaka University).
DB result list

Accessing e-resources from off campus

Most of e-resources can be accessed from home or business trip destinations.

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