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  • The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japanese newspaper database that contains 3 databases: Rekiahikan--more than 10 million articles since its inaugural issue in 1874. The Yomiuri Shimbun -- about 4.8 million news articles of are available from 1986 onward. The Daily Yomiuri (English) -- about 175,000 articles of are available from 1989 onward.
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  • Taiwan nichinichi shinpo was an official newspaper of the Taiwanese government under Japanese colonial rule. In the wake of the changing status of affairs, this daily newspaper included news about legislation and the fluctuation of the social hierarchy, in addition to chronicling current events, and cultural activities. The paper was published in Japanese from 1898-1944, and added Chinese text from 1905-1911. It is one of the most indispensable resources for the study of Taiwanese history during the colonial period.
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  • MedlinePlus is an extensive consumer health site with access to information about specific diseases and conditions from the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, health organizations and academic medical centers. Additional information includes health dictionaries and encyclopedias, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials. Both health professionals and consumers can depend on it for accurate, current health information. (Updated daily)
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  • MagazinePlus is the largest collection of Japanese databases. With over 5.2 million items, it consolidates five separate databases: Zasshi Kiji Sakuin (an index to 9396 Japanese language and 102 Western language scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, with coverage from 1975-present, updated twice a month); Jānaru Indekkusu (an index to weekly and monthly magazines, with coverage from 1981-present, updated weekly); Joint (an index to 1300 economic journals, with coverage from 1981-1995); KSK (an index to foreign journals on industries, with coverage from 1986-present, updated every 2-3 months); Gakkai nenpō kenkyū hūkoku ronbun sōran (an index to annual publications of academic societies, with coverage from 1945-1995); and Ronbunshū naiyō saimoku sōran (an index to monographic books and conference papers, with coverage from 1945-1998). (Update frequency varies with index)
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  • This database is a citation index to periodical articles published in Japanese since 1868. Based on Meiji-Taisho-Showa-zenki Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Shusei, the database complements NDL's online index to magazines and periodicals (Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan Zasshi Kiji Sakuin). In addition, the coverage includes nationally distributed periodicals (Zenkoku-shi) and regionally published periodicals (Chiho-shi) as well as those published in former Japanese colonies (such as Toa Dobunkai and Toa Dobunshoin Daigaku). (Updates unknown)
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  • Kikuzo II contains five separate sections: 1. Asahi Shinbun, Shukan Asahi, and AERA: full-text database (1984 to the present) 2. Asahi Shinbun Shukusatsuban: newspaper-page database (1879-1989) 3. Chie-zo: dictionary of contemporary terms 4. Jinbutsu: Who's Who 5. Rekishi Shashin: historical photo archive (1930s-1945) (Updated daily)
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  • Kanopy is a video streaming platform which offers a broad collection that includes over 26,000 films and videos from 800 top producers such as BBC Active, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection/Janus films, Documentary Educational Resources, First Run Features, The Great Courses, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber Edu, Media Education Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, New Day Films, PBS, Psychotheraphy.net, the DEFA Film Library’s (East) German Film Collection, and many more. Kanopy launches over 300 new releases per month. Films range from documentaries, independent and foreign films, must-see classics, and blockbuster movies. With regard to topic coverage, humanities and the arts represent the largest category, followed by education and media/communication. Other strong categories are the sciences, social sciences, and history. Search for films by title, subject, keywords, or browse by subject. Register with Kanopy to utilize features such as playlists, clips, sharing, embedding, and creating a watch list for future viewing. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact Kanopy and they will try to obtain the film for the database within several weeks. See also Docuseek2 and Films on Demand databases for more streaming video options.
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  • About Japan: Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Databases.
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  • J-STAGE (The Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic) is a repository of academic journal articles and research papers created and maintained by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JSTA). Entries marked with the “Free/PDF” icon are available in full-text form free of charge. Some items may require a nominal fee for viewing. Other entries consist of bibliographic citations only. If an item's full text is not available, search the journal title in the UW Library Catalog to see if the journal is available through other databases; if it is not, use ILL. Patrons may register for MY J-STAGE, which allows access to additional services. Access to J-STAGE is free, and the site is available independent of the UW Libraries website. NOTE: When accessing the database on non-campus computers, using Google Chrome is recommended (PDF files may not open in Internet Explorer or Firefox on computers with older versions of Windows, unless the Abode Reader Font Pack for Japanese has been installed).
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  • The IBSS indexes the information contained in over 2,600 social sciences journals and 6,000 books each year. Coverage includes both core and specialized material from over 100 countries in more than 90 languages in the fields of economics, political science, sociology and anthropology. Approximately 70% of the records are in English. (Updated quarterly)
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