Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):free access for databases, E-Journals and E-Books

To lessen the influence of the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), providers and publishers kindly provide free access for a limited period as below. Please make them useful for your research and study.
In addition, you can access most of E-Resources (databases, E-Journals and E-Books) that Osaka University subscribes from outside the campus. This page also shows you how to access those materials.

Last update:2020/5/29

Free access for Osaka University members

Titles that can be accessed for a certain period of time by applying from an institution

“America’s Historical Imprints Series I : Evans, 1639-1800 初期アメリカ刊行物史料集成:エヴァンス データベース ” ;(DB)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

  • Content:This database contains virtually almost all books, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period, amounting to more than 36,000 printed works (2,300,000 pages).
  • mnual[PDF]
  • Until June 30, 2020


Bloomsbury Collections;(Ebook)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

  • Content:Over 9,000 foreign books are available from Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Until June 30, 2020(Extended)
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


Cambridge Core: Academic textbooks (Ebook)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access  Including purchase and open access

  • Content:A textbook of 705 titles from Cambridge University Press is available. Only HTML format is available.Title list[EXCEL]
  • Unlimited-User access
  • Until May 31, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


Cengage Learning (Gale);(DB)

  • content1:Academic OneFile(+General OneFile):Approximately 17,000 journals centered on academic journals, newspapers, reports, encyclopedias, videos, and other non-magazine materials, approximately 2,400 titles, totaling approximately 19,400 titles are recorded. Although there are some duplications, Gale General One File, which contains a total of about 14,300 titles including general magazines, 10,300 magazines and non-magazine materials, is also available.
    Until July 31, 2020

On Campus Access Off Campus Access Catalog

  • content2:National Geographic Virtual Library:The first issue and subsequent issues of National Geographic are available for full-color viewing, true to the original. It also contains National Geographic Society maps, books, images and videos.
    Until July 31, 2020

On Campus Access Off Campus Access Catalog

  • content3:The Making of the Modern World Parts III(1890-1945): takes The Making of the Modern World series deeper into the twentieth century covering the key events that have shaped the modern world. Beyond the study of economic thought, the collection provides an invaluable resource for the studying of social forces unleashed by the economy.
    Parts I and II, which have been purchased by Osaka University, are also available for integrated search on Gale’s platform. The entire PartsI, II, and III is a large electronic collection of social sciences with about 75,000 volumes of material spanning the period 1450-1945.
    Until July 31, 2020

On Campus Access Off Campus Access Catalog

  • content4:The Economist Historical Archive. 1843-2015: This is an electronic version of the first issue of The Economist, a British economic newspaper, with page images that are faithful to the original paper, making it possible to search the full text.
    Until July 31, 2020

On Campus Access Off Campus Access Catalog

  • content5:Times Digital Archive. 1785-2014: This is a digital version of The Times (The Times of London) with page images that are faithful to the original paper, allowing for full-text search of articles from the first issue.
    Until July 31, 2020

On Campus Access Off Campus Access Catalog



De Gruyter;(EBook)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access  Some materials are not available at this link.

  • Content:Nearly 75,000 DRM-free e-books from De Gruyter and partner publishers, published from 1650 to 2016, to be made available free of charge to university libraries. Click here[教育と研究の未来(紀伊國屋書店)] to see the titles for each publisher
  • Until June 30, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


EBSCOhost eBook Collection;(Ebook)

On Campus Access Off Campus Access  Including purchase and open access

  • Content1:Harvard Business Review E-Book Subscription Collection About 650 titles
  • Until May 31, 2020
  • Content2:eBook Collection About 11,000 Japanese books
  • Until June 30, 2020
  • Content3:eBook Academic Collection About 193,000 foreign books
  • Until June 30, 2020
  • Content4:eBook Clinical Collection About 3,000 titles
  • Until June 30, 2020
  • Content5:eBook Nursing Collection About 650 titles
  • Until June 30, 2020


EBSCOhost Academic Search Ultimate

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content:This is the top-level version of the Academic Search series, the world’s largest full-text database for academic institutions, contains over 18,000 titles of which over 10,000 titles provide the full text.
  • Until August 17, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


EBSCOhost Business Source Ultimate

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content:This is the highest version of the Business Source series, which is a full-text information database of publications in academic fields related to business such as management and economics, contains over 6,700 titles of which over 4,800 titles provide the full text. .
  • Until August 17, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


EBSCOhost Applied Science & Technology Source Ultimate

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content:Applied Science & Technology Source Ultimate covers a wide range of topics including artificial intelligence, applied mathematics, plastics, hydroponics, computer science, chemical engineering, energy resources and robotics, contains over 1,300 titles continuously of which over 1,100 titles provide the full text.
  • >Until August 22, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


EBSCOhost Humanities Source Ultimate

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content:Humanities Source Ultimate provides full-text information on academic journals in the humanities field published around the world, contains over 1,600 titles continuously of which over 1,300 titles provide the full text.
  • Until August 22, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


EBSCOhost Sociology Source Ultimate

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content:Sociology Source Ultimate provides full-text information on academic materials in sociology and related fields, contains over 1,600 titles continuously of which over 1,300 titles provide the full text.
  • Until August 22, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


Educational Video Online;(DB)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

  • Content:Video contents of Maruzen Publishing in the fields of medicine and nursing can be viewed on the website.
  • Unlimited-User access
  • Until June 30, 2020


Elsevier;(Ebook)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access   Including purchase and open access

  • Content:258 textbook titles available from Elsevier
  • Unlimited-User access
  • Eligible Title List
  • Until June 15, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


Emerald Publishing eBook free trial;(Ebook)

  • Content1:Business, Management and Economics eBook Collection:Access to approximately 1,700 titles in business and management
    Until June 25, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content2:Social Sciences eBook Collection: Access to nearly 1,000 titles in the fields of education and sociology
    Until June 25, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC

On Campus Access Off Campus Access



Passport(Euromonitor International);(DB)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access



HeinOnline;(DB)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

  • Content:HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 182 million pages and 281,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format.
  • Unlimited-User access
  • Until September 30, 2020


Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection;(DB)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

  • Content:More than 2,500 seminar-style lectures specially prepared by world-leading experts, including Nobel laureates, are available.
    With the transcript display and playback speed adjustment functions, it can be used for a wide range of purposes from research to education, including English listening training, presentation reference, and classroom materials.
  • Unlimited-User access
  • Until July 24, 2020


IEEE eLearning Library;(DB)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

  • Content:Highly technical and convenient IEEE online courses
    IEEE eLearning Library provide an effective learning environment for students, faculty and engineers, such as communications, computer technology and engineering, from basic learning to advanced technology and human resource development.
  • Unlimited-User access
  • Until June 30, 2020


IGI Global;(EJ・Ebook・Video)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

  • Content:Over 5,000 titles of Reference Book, 200 titles of journals, and 80 lecture videos provided by IGI Global are available.
  • Unlimited-User access
  • Until June 25, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


JoVE Science Education;(EJ)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

  • Content:JoVE Science Education is a revolutionary video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.
  • Unlimited-User access
  • Until June 15, 2020


JSTOR;(EJ・Ebook)

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content:Over 26,000 journals and over 35,000 ebooks registered on the JSTOR platform are available.
  • Until December 31(Extended), 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


KargerLEARN@home;(Video)

 Access

  • Content:The following two courses are offered for free with the use of a coupon code
  • Eligible course1︓How to Write an Effective Research Paper
  • Eligible course2︓How to Submit a Journal Article and Get it Published
  • Until June 30, 2020(Extended)


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;(Ebook・DB)

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content1:LWW Health Library – Premium Basic Sciences Collection
    • Delivers trusted health science education and clinical content directly to students, faculty, and staff through a single online portal—providing interactive online access to essential texts, images, real-life case studies, and quiz banks specifically tailored for the specialty.
  • Content2:Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
    • Realistic, yet simple, fresh-tissue, video-based anatomy that can be used when dissections/cadaver labs are not available for students.
  • Content3:Bates Visual Guide
    • Delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course.
  • Content4:5 Minute Consult
    • Helps physicians and healthcare professionals provide the best patient care by providing quick answers they can trust, where and when they need it most.
  • Content5:Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network(GIDEON)
    • This one-of-a-kind resource covers all infectious diseases in every country. Updated daily, with information on the latest outbreaks, it’s ideal for help with diagnosing diseases and identifying organisms. Includes more than 30,000 graphs and images.
  • Until June 18, 2020


Loeb Classical Library;(Ebook)

 On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

  • Content:Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.
  • Unlimited-User access
  • Until June 30, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


MIT Press Direct collection;(Ebook)

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content:MIT Press Direct collection About 2,800 foreign books
  • Until May 31, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


Oxford University Press;(Ebook・Journal)

  • Content1:Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO):More than 17,000 titles of OUP academic books (covering the humanities, social sciences, and medical sciences) are available.
    Until July 13, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content2:University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO): 31,000 titles of content from more than 20 university presses are available. MIT and Mississippi UP are excluded because they are not available for trial.
    Until June 13, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content3:Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO): The online version of the Oxford Handbook, the world’s most acclaimed review article series, with a collection of 17 disciplines are available.
    Until July 13, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content4:Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs): OREs contains peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of topics by internationally active researchers in their fields.
    Until July 13, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content5:Very Short Introductions. (VSI): Oxford’s Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects — from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.
    More than 630 titles are available.
    Until July 13, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content6:AMA Manual of Style 11th edition: AMA (American Medical Association) Manual of Style latest 11th edition is available. An essential manual for anyone involved in the publication of medical articles. We will cover various questions that arise in the preparation stage of paper submission.
    Until July 19, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content7:Oxford Medicine Online: Oxford Medicine Online is a digital platform hosting Oxford University Press’ prestigious medical titles. This resource brings together authoritative texts by world-renowned authors available online for the first time. With over 1,000 books available, many of which include exclusive digital tools such as videos.
    Until July 19, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC

On Campus Access Off Campus Access

  • Content8:Oxford Journal Full Collection 2020:Approximately 100 magazines added to the full collection since 2016 that are not included in the university’s contract are available.
    Until July 24, 2020
  • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC
  • On Campus Access Off Campus Access



    ProQuest Central;(DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access  Click here for ProQuest DB cross-search including contracts

    • Content:The world’s largest academic literature database; contains over 25,000 titles from a wide range of publishers, including important publishers, academic societies, and university publishing, of which over 20,000 titles provide the full text
    • Until June 30, 2020
    • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global;(DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access  Click here for ProQuest DB cross-search including contracts

    • Content:World’s largest database of doctoral dissertations and master’s theses
    • Until June 30, 2020


    ProQuest Ebook Central Academic Complete;(EBook)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access  Click here for ProQuest DB cross-search including contracts

    • Content:A collection of over 170,000 academic e-books
    • Until June 30, 2020
    • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


    Academic Video Online(ProQuest);(DB)

    Access(On campus / off campus)



    Taylor & Francis eBooks;(Ebook)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content:Taylor & Francis eBooks has content in over 120,000 titles, including Routledge, CRC Press, and Informa Law, in a wide range of disciplines, ranging from introductory to cutting-edge research books.
    • You can access and browse the full text of all titles during the trial. * PDF download not available)
    • Until July 12, 2020
    • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


    医書.jpオールアクセス;(Journal)

     Off Campus Access

    • Content:This is a full-text database of about 100 Japanese journals from 9 major medical publishers, focusing on fields such as medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, and pharmacy.
    • Until July 25, 2020
    • You can also search the full-text materials included here by using OPAC


    In-subscription titles whose access range is expanded for a certain period

    Beck-online: Premium edition  (DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content:Change the setting to enable remote access
    • Until Jine 30, 2020(Extended)

    Beck-Online is a German legal resources full-text database. You can search the full text of over 100 journals and over 500 book titles.
    [Subject]  Law & Politics [Source type] Journal Articles / Books / Laws & Precedents



    CINAHL Plus (DB)

     On Campus Access  Off Campus Access

    • Content: Limit on No. of Users 4→ unlimited
    • Until June 30, 2020

    Covers indexing of over 4,500 journals in nursing and the allied health sciences.
    [Subject]  Medicine & Nursing / [Source type] Journal Articles



    JapanKnowledge Lib (DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content: Limit on No. of Users 4 → 50
    • Until July 31, 2020(Extended)

    Collection of Japanese language reference works. Includes language dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, and more.
    [Subject]  General Fields / [Source type] Encyclopedias & Dictionaries



    The Japan Times Archives  (DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content:Change the setting to enable remote access
    • ※Please be sure to log out to disconnect the authentication after use.
    • Until July 31, 2020(Extended)

    The Japan Times is an English-language newspaper with the oldest history in Japan since the Meiji era. The Japan Times Archives enables users to search for articles across 120 years, ranging from the inaugural issue in March 1897
    The following titles are also available on the same platform.
    ・The Japan Advertiser
    The Japan Advertiser is an English-language newspaper mainly written by American reporters and published in 1913-1940 for Europeans and Americans living in Japan.
    ・The Japan Times of 1860s
    Content: 223 pages, weekly paper, 4-8 pages per issue. Includes domestic and foreign news; information on foreign ships and court trials, plus ads for companies and embassies in Japan
    [Subject]  General Fields / [Source type] Newspaper Articles



    SciFinder  (DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content:Change the setting to enable remote access to user registration
    • Click here here for user registration from off-campus
    • Until July 31, 2020(Extended)

    The most comprehensive database for the chemical literature, indexing journal articles, chemical substances and reactions, and more.
    [Subject]  Chemistry /[Source type] Journal Articles / Fact Data /



    聞蔵IIビジュアル  (DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content1:Change the setting to enable remote access
    • Content2:Limit on No. of Users 2 → 52
    • ※Please be sure to log out to disconnect the authentication after use.
    • Until June 30, 2020(Extended)

    Database of articles from the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.
    [Subject]  General Fields / [Source type] Newspaper Articles



    雑誌記事索引集成データベース  (DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content:Free release of the entire database
      Free release of the entire database
      You can also use the “20th Century Media Information Database” that is out of contract
    • Until May 31, 2020

    Database for Japanese Magazine and Periodicals from the Meiji Era to the Present.
    Subject]  General Fields / Literature & Language / Philosophy & Psychology / History & Geography / Art / Law & Politics / Economics & Business / Society & Education / Folklore & Anthropology / Mathematics & Phycics & Information Science / Chemistry / Biology / Medicine & Nursing / Others / [Source type] Journal Articles /



    日経テレコン21 (大学向けコンテンツ)  (DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content:Change the setting to enable remote access
    • Limit on No. of Users 3 ※Please be sure to log out to disconnect the authentication after use.
    • Until June 30, 2020(Extended)

    News and financial information from mainly Nihon Keizai Shinbun newspaper.
    [Subject]  General Fields / [Source type] Newspaper Articles



    都道府県統計書データベース  (DB)

    On Campus Access How to Access Off Campus[PDF]

    • Content:Free release of the entire database
      You can also use the range outside the contract
    • Until July 31, 2020(Extended)

    「Provides access to Prefectural Statistics. Prefectural Statistics include annual statistical reports issued by each prefecture since Meiji era. They cover a variety of areas such as population, agriculture, and industries. At Osaka University, reports issued by each prefecture in the Chūbu region* between Taishō era and Shōwa era (before WWII) are available. * Chūbu region: Aichi, Gifu, Yamanashi, Niigata, Shizuoka, Ishikawa, Nagano, Toyama, and Fukui prefecture.
    [Subject]  General Fields /[Source type] Fact Data



    読売新聞 ヨミダス歴史館  (DB)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content:Change the setting to enable remote access
    • Limit on No. of Users 2 ※Please be sure to log out to disconnect the authentication after use.
    • Until June 30, 2020(Extended)

    Database of articles from the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.
    [Subject]  General Fields / [Source type] Newspaper Articles



    EBSCOhost eBook Collection  (EBook)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content: Limit on No. of Users 1→ unlimited (some materials are not applicable)
    • Until June 30, 2020


    Maruzen eBook Library(Ebook)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access  

    • Limit on No. of Users 1→ 50(some materials are not applicable)
    • Until July 31, 2020


    ProQuest Ebook Central  (EBook)

    On Campus Access Off Campus Access

    • Content: Limit on No. of Users 1→ unlimited (some materials are not applicable)
    • Until June 19, 2020


    Anyone can access for free

    In addition to the above, there are other providers who make their materials accessible from anywhere for a certain period of time. Please check the information for each provider.


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    How to access to E-Resources (databases, E-Journals and E-Books) from outside the campus

    You can access most of E-Resources (databases, E-Journals and E-Books) that Osaka University subscribes from outside the campus. Opportunity to study in your home will increase for the time being, so please make them useful for your study.

    How to access to databases from outside the campus

     How to access to databases from outside the campus

    1. At first, please visit our library’s website . Second, click on “Off Campus Access” icon.
    2. In “Access to databases” in the center, click the database you want to use.
      ※If there is not the database you want to use in the list, you can’t use it from outside the campus.
    3. You are required to log in with your Osaka University Personal ID & Password (they are the same ones as MY HANDAI and KOAN). After logging in, you can access databases.

    How to access to journal articles (E-Journals) from outside the campus

    How to access to journal articles (E-Journals) from outside the campus

    1. At first, please visit our library’s website. Second, type your keywords into the search box (“Catalogue” tab) and click on the search button. You can’t search E-Journals by article titles and articles’ authors. Please type the journal title.
    2. In the search result, please click on the journal title which has “E-Journal” icon.
    3. OPAC opens a new page containing detailed information on the journal, please check whether the issue you need is included.
    4. If it is included, please click on “Osaka-U.” icon.
    5. After OPAC opens “Osaka University E-Resource List”, please type information of the journal such as published year and “GO” button.
    6. You are required to log in with your Osaka University Personal ID & Password (they are the same ones as MY HANDAI and KOAN). After logging in, you can access E-Journals.
      ※If you are not required to log in, you can’t use the journal from outside the campus.

    How to access to E-Books from outside the campus

     How to access to E-Books from outside the campus

    1. At first, please visit our library’s website. Second, type your keywords such as the book title into the search box (“Catalogue” tab) and click on the search button.
    2. In the search result, please click on the book title which has “E-Book” icon.
    3. fter OPAC opens a new page containing detailed information on the book, please click “eBook” icon in “View” field.
    4. You are required to log in with your Osaka University Personal ID & Password (they are the same ones as MY HANDAI and KOAN). After logging in, you can access E-Books.
      ※If you are not required to log in, you can’t use the book from outside the campus