Through joint collaborations, it also provides links to full text documents and other services. Most bibliographic records catalogued after 2004 describe Japanese monographs in original script as well as in transliteration.
Participating UK Libraries are : British Library; British Museum; Bodleian Japanese Library; Cambridge University Library; Edinburgh (Stirling) Library; Japan Foundation London Library; Japan Infromation and Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan in the UK; SOAS Library; The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures; University of Sheffield) Ci Nii Articles: English interface ; Japanese interface This is a service that provides information on scholarly articles, with an emphasis on Japanese papers.It allows users to find articles by navigating a large volume of information including periodicals published by Japanese scholarly societies, research bulletins published by Japanese universities, and the National Diet Library periodicals index database.Links for Kindle editions are being added below, but you may find other electronic editions available.As with any new medium, teething problems have occurred.Ebooks allow students and scholars to search the whole text—or our notes—for any word or phrase.
In academia, that is one of the most valuable functions that an ebook can offer.A few years ago, Nihon jinbutsu bunkei mokuroku (日本人物文献目録) and Nihon kakou denshou jinmei jiten (日本架空伝承人名事典) has also been added.It also includes full text online articles from Shuukan Ekonomisuto (週刊エコノミスト) published on Mondays.When kanji and even macrons appear as graphics rather than as text, one wonders whether to blame publishers for ignorance or laziness in not taking the same care with ebooks as they do with print.Yet these are essentially aesthetic flaws which may affect the pleasure of reading, but do not detract from the many other benefits of the format. It contains the bibliographic record of most Japanese publications with their holding libraries.