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- You can cross-search among the following databases:

- "Hokkaido Univ." : Books and journals (including e-books and e-journals) available at Hokkaido University.

- "CiNii Books" : Books and journals available at the libraries of universities and institutions in Japan.

- "CiNii Articles" : Academic papers published in Japan.

- "Repositories" : Academic papers available through Institutional Repositories in Japan.

- "National Diet Library" : books and journals digitized and made available by National Diet Library(NDL), including NDL Digital Contents and “Aozora Bunko.”

- "Calil" : Books and journals available at public and university libraries in Japan.

- "WorldCat" : Books and journals available at the libraries around the world.


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captionSimple Search

How to use "Simple Search".

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 Database

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Please choose the database to use.
Keywords remain in the search column when switching into another database.


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 Search by Keyword

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Enter keywords to search.
If you type two or more words, the result shows those of perfect match with both (each) keyword(s).
Please refer here for the detail.


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 Search button

search-button

Click "Search" to begin the search.


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 Clear button

clear-button

Clearing keyword(s).


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Keyboard Typing

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For peculiar characters such as Kana, Alphabet, and Cyrillic, keyboard typing is also available.
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 Switching Simple and Advanced search

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The simple search can be switched into the Advanced search by pushing the link.


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captionAdvanced Search

How to use "Advanced Search".

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 Database

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Please choose the database to use. Keywords remain in the search column when switching into another database.


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 Material Type

object

You can specify the type of the material.

It is difficult to distinguish whether material is bound as a book or a journal. Therefore it is recommended to use this option only when you intend to narrow the results by specific type of material.


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 Campus

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You can select specific library (location) to search.


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 Search Items

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You can search by search items.
Please refer to "Detailed typing method of search terms",
"Logical operator" for details.





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 Logical operation

boolean

You can search using logical operations.
Please see here for the detail.


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 Year Published

year

You can search by year of publication.


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 Country


country


You can search by specific country of publication.


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 Language

language


You can search by language.


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 Subject

subject

You can search by subject (category) of the content.


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 Media type

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You can search by media type.


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 Collection

place

You can search by specifying the collection.


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 Sort

sort

The result can be switched into ascending or descending order.


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 Display

display

You can select the number of search results shown per a page.


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 Search button

search-button

Click "Search" to begin the search.


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 Clear button

clear-button

Clearing keyword(s).


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Keyboard Typing

keyboard-button

For peculiar characters such as Kana, Alphabet, and Cyrillic, keyboard typing is also available.
keyboard


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 Switching Simple and Advanced search

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The simple search can be switched into the Advanced search by pushing the link.


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captionSearch Tips

Here are some tips for getting good results upon your search.

▼ General rule

▼ Title/Series name

▼ Author/Editor name

▼ Publisher

▼ Subject

▼ ISBN

▼ ISSN

▼ Standard classification number

▼ Possession classification

▼ Call Number

▼ Bibliography ID

▼ Barcode Number

▼ LCCN

▼ NDLCN・NDLPN

▼ CODEN

▼ Publication year

▼ NCID

▼ NBN Number

▼ Common code

▼ Other codes





 General rule
  • ? The database is case-insensitive, e.g., search by "abc", "ABC," and "Abc" returns the same result.







 Title / Series name
  • Either full or part of the title/series name can be used for search.
  • For title/series name including Kanji, either Kanji and Hiragana phonetic can be used.

✽   Supported characters: Chinese characters (Kanji), Hiragana, Katakana, the Roman alphabet, Cyrillic alphabet, and Greek alphabet.







 Author / Editor name
  • Either full or part of the author/editor name can be used for search.
  • For the name including Kanji, either Kanji and Hiragana phonetic can be used .
  • For alphabetical names, use an original spelling. Original spelling
  • For some translated books, Katakana phonetic can be used.







 Publisher
  • ? Search by the name of publisher. Japanese phonetic is unsupported.







 Subject
  • Subject here means the theme and/or topic of the book. The result shows the list of materials which concider the searched theme/topic.
  • Use full sentence of subject.







 ISBN
  • Search by ISBN (International Standard Book Number, an unique number to identify books.)
  • Hyphen "-" can either be in- or excluded.
  • XISBN is also available.








 ISSN
  • Search by ISSN (International Standard Serial Number, an unique number to identify journals).








 Standard classification number
  • Search by standard classification number.
  • in some cases, this number is different from the number on the book label.







 Possession classification
  • Search by classification number(same the number on the book label).







 Call Number
  • ? Search by "Call Number", a pair of classification number, author symbol and series number (if any).
  • Call Number is printed on a label on a spine of the book.







 Bibliography ID
  • Search by bibliography ID.







 Registration Number ( Book ID ) ( Book ID )
  • Search by a unique number given each book (printed on barcode label on the book cover).







 LCCN
  • ? Search by the Library Congress Card Number (replacing the hyphen with 0).
For example:
○ 98-11705 ⇒ 98011705
○ 75-432 ⇒ 75000432







 NDLCN・NDLPN
  • Search by National Diet Library Card Number (NDLCN) and National Diet Library Periodical Number (NDLPN).







 CODEN
  • Search by CODEN, the number given by "American Society for Testing Materials".







  NACSIS ID ( NCID )
  • Search by (NCID), given by NACSIS-CAT.







 NBN Number
  • Search by ID given by National bibliography making organization.







 Common Code
  • Search by Journal Code or school unique number.







 Other codes
  • Search by standard numbers other than ISBN, XISBN, ISSN, NBN, and NDLCN (if any).







captionPrefix search

Wildcard (*) enables you to search with partial (prefix)-match.




For example : The search by the keyword "communi*" will list up materials include either "community" or "communication", etc.







captionExact match search

Exact matching search can be done by typing "# (pound sign)" at the beginning of the keyword.

Exact-match search can be applied when any of the following options are selected.

  • Title Words
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Subject
  • Any(Keyword)




  • In this case, search for materials only entitled "beautiful life",







    captionPhrase search

    *On advanced search, phrase search is available for following options:
  • Title Words
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Subject
  • Any(Keyword)




  • In this case, search for materials including a phrase "Historical dictionary", such as "Historical dictionary of Tokyo" and "European historical dictionary series" are searched.







    captionLogical operator

     A and B [AND]

    To search for records containing all the keywords entered, use "AND" operator in advanced search.



    In this case, search for materials including both "beautiful" and "life".

    Select AND operator and locate space between two words or put "*" in between them, e.g., "A * B" or "A B", search result includes both A and B.
    * AND operator is not available for "Full title" and "Author"

    ▼ Example of separated by "*".

    ▼ Example of separated by space.





     A or B [OR]

    To search for records containing any of the entered keywords, use "OR" operator in advanced search.



    In this case, search for materials including either "Yosano" or "akiko" or both of them, e.g.,"A + B", search result includes either A or B, or both A and B.
    ▼ Example of separated by "+".





     A not B [NOT]

    To exclude a certain keyword, use NOT operator in advanced search.



    In this case, search for materials include Charlotte but not Bronte.

    By join keywords with half-width minus (-) such as "A - B", search for materials include A but not B.
    ▼ Example of separated by "-".


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