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Japanese Studies


Articles, Databases

Albertsons Library provides access to over 230 research databases and indexes via its "Articles, Databases" link on the library's homepage:

We have created several subject-specific lists of databases germane to your topic. The following databases cover general aspects of the Japanese language and literature: 

Ethnic NewsWatch

  • An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.
  • This current database begins its coverage in 1990. 

Literature Resource Center

  • Full-text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines—the majority peer-reviewed—as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries. 

Literary Index

  • Gale's Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale.
  • Combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 215,000 titles into one source.

Literary Criticism Online

  • Search across multiple literary works including the Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB), Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), Poetry Criticism (PC), and more.

MLA International Bibliography

  • The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
  • Electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers.
  • International coverage is represented by literature from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, and while the majority of records are from English-language publications, at least sixty other languages are represented including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.


Interdisciplinary databases:


Academic search premier

  • Full text articles available
  • Cross-discipline scholarly database

Essay and Literature Index

  • 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections
  • 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually
  • Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, art history, drama, and film.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive

  • Full text articles available
  • Cross-discipline scholarly database

ProQuest Dissertations

  • Comprehensive collection of multidisciplinary dissertations and theses

SAGE Premier

  • Cross-discipline scholarly database