【For Researchers】Academic Resources

You can use E-Contents (E-Journals, E-Books and Databases etc.) off-campus.
Please log in by SSO-KID via "Databases" page at Kyushu University Library Website. (Members of Kyushu University Only)

To lessen the influence of the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), providers and publishers kindly provide special trials and free access for a limited period as below.
Please use actively.

※Many of E-Contents that are available as trial are searchable at OPAC.

Last update: June 2, 2020

◆Social Sciences and Humanities Online Collections

We curated Online Collections which archive a lot of materials (after early modern era) of worldwide.
​Please refer to the list.

◆Temporary Remote Access of Database

beck-online (6/2 Renewal)
Remote access is available by ID/Password. Please register yourself.
URL:https://beck-online-beck-de.anywhere.lib.kyushu-u.ac.jp/Login
(To access this registration page, it is necessary to log in the library website by your SSO-KID.)
Period:Until July 31, 2020 (Extended)
Registration Procedure
①Access the registration page.
②Submit user information (e-mail adress etc.)
(E-mail adress should be one which domain is the one of @law.kyushu-u.ac.jp, @s.kyushu-u.ac.jp, @m.kyushu-u.ac.jp, and @jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp.)
③Link for use will be send to the e-mail adress.
More Information: https://beck-online.beck.de/Hilfe/beck-online-Zug%C3%A4nge_w%C3%A4hrend_...

◆Special Trials of E-Contents

●Videos / E-Learning Courses

Academic Video Online (Searchable at OPAC)
This is an useful database of streeming video containing 61,000 contents.
 -Special Trial until June 30, 2020.

Educational Video Online (5/20 New)
This is a medical / nursing video teaching material distribution service.
【For University members: ID】
 ● Members on the hospital campus have been notified of the ID by users email.
 ● Other faculty members, please contact us (Contact information below)
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

IEEE Xplore (4/17 New)
IEEE is offering free access to IEEE eLearning courses.
At the top page, please proceed to Browse > Courses.​
These courses cover a wide range of important, cutting-edge topics such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, edge computing, blockchain, IoT, cybersecurity, and professional development.
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

JoVE Science Education (5/18 New)
JoVE Science Education is the very first video journal in the world. This database is for biology, medical science, chemistry, and physics. These video demonstrations help to understand such as the basic methods and the laboratory techniques.
​All contetns of JoVE Science Education are freely available.
Remote access via IP address authentication is available.
 -Free access until June 15, 2020.

●Ebooks / E-Journals / Databases

Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCOhost) (5/18 New) (Searchable at OPAC)
Academic Search Ultimate offers access to resources cited in key subject indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.
Academic Search Ultimate provides thousands of English-language and native-language full-text journals from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America.
Academic Search Ultimate includes more than 77,000 videos from the Associated Press. This collection of videos from the world’s leading news agency includes footage from 1930 to the present and helps round out student research.
 -Trial until July 20, 2020.

AMA Manual of Style (5/20 New)
The AMA Manual of Style is a guide for anyone involved in medical and scientific publishing.
 -Trial until July 19, 2020.

Applied Science & Technology Source Ultimate (EBSCOhost) (5/26 New)
This database includes hundreds of full-text journals cited in leading citation indexes. It also includes hundreds of scholarly full-text journals cited in key subject indexes of leading science and technology journals.
It offers access to key resources covering multiple areas of study. In addition, hundreds of English-language and native-language full-text journals from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America bring a global perspective to researching the STEM discipline.
 -Trial until July 26, 2020.

Bloomsbury Digital Resources (5/25 New)
Bloomsbury provides 21 databases at the below for free, for university libraries and their associated students and faculty.
For more information about each database and useful tools, please refer to this list.
Arcadian Library Online
Berg Fashion Library
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts
Bloomsbury Architecture Library
Bloomsbury Collections (Searchable at OPAC)
This is the ebooks collection which is provided by Bloomsbury.
Bloomsbury Cultural History
Bloomsbury Design Library
Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers
Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases
Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive
Bloomsbury Food Library
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies
Bloomsbury Popular Music
Churchill Archive
Drama Online
Fairchild Books Library
Fashion Photography Archive
Human Kinetics Library
Screen Studies
Theology & Religion Online
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

Business Source Ultimate (EBSCOhost) (5/18 New) (Searchable at OPAC)
Business Source Ultimate provides one comprehensive package that also includes full text of journals found in key subject indexes. In addition to accessing essential full-text journals, it provides case studies, country economic reports and company profiles, as well as interviews with executives and analysts.
Business Source Ultimate provides thousands of English-language and native-language full-text journals from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America.
Business Source Ultimate includes more than 77,000 videos from the Associated Press. This collection of videos from the world’s leading news agency includes footage from 1930 to the present and helps round out student research. It also includes more than 27,000 videos from Harvard Business Publishing, IGI Global, Kiplinger Washington Editors, the Academy of Management and other top providers.
Through the Company View feature students receive detailed company information on finances, subsidiaries, products, employees and industry specifics for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies.
The Content in Context feature allows students to investigate a company through contextual access to related information including: Case studies / Industry profiles / SWOT analyses/ Books&Monographs / Articles from business journals, magazines and trade publications / Market research reports / Product reviews / News articles / Country reports​
 -Trial until July 20, 2020.

Cambridge Core (5/18 Renewal) (Searchable at OPAC)
Cambridge University Press provides 705 HTML textbooks for free, for university libraries and their associated students and faculty.
Title List
 -Trial until June 29, 2020. (Extended)

De Gruyter (5/20 New) (Searchable at OPAC)
De Gruyter provides 75,000 ebooks for free, for university libraries and their associated students and faculty.
Available titles are published by De Gruyter and associated publishers from 1650 to 2016.
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

EBSCO eBook Collection
More than 11,000 Japanese ebooks are available.
Title List
 -Trial until June 30, 2020.

EBSCO eBook Clinical Collection (Searchable at OPAC)
Title List
 -Trial until June 30, 2020.

EBSCO eBook Nursing Collection (Searchable at OPAC)
Title List
 -Trial until June 30, 2020.

Elsevier (5/15 Renewal)
Elsevier provides 256 textbooks for free, for university libraries and their associated students and faculty.
Title List
 -Free access until August 31, 2020. (Extended)

Emerald Insight (5/19 New)
The two collections are now trial.
Emerald Business, Management & Economics eBook Collection Subscription: 1991 - present (1,400 ebook)
Emerald Social Sciences eBook Collection Subscription: 1999 - present (790 ebooks on education and sociology)
 -Trial until July 17, 2020.

Harvard Business Review E-Book Subscription Collection (EBSCO) 【Ended】
This is the collection of more than 550 ebooks of Harvard Business Review Press.
Title List
 -Trial until May 31, 2020.

HeinOnline (5/29 New)
HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 183 million pages and 283,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,800 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.
In addition to members of the faculty of law or the law school as usual, this database is available for all of the members in the trial period.
Print/Download is unavailable. (※Print/Download is available as usual, if members of the faculty of law or the law school access via IP adress of it.)
 -Trial until December 31, 2020.

Humanities Source Ultimate (EBSCOhost) (5/26 New)
Humanities Source Ultimate offers access to key content covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It also includes hundreds of scholarly full-text journals cited in leading subject indexes to round out student research.
Humanities Source Ultimate offers a wide variety of resources, such as feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, book reviews, original works of fiction, reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas and plays that illuminate human thinking, action and interaction.
In addition, hundreds of English-language and native-language full-text journals from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America bring a global perspective to researching the human experience.
 -Trial until July 26, 2020.

IGI Global (5/25 New)
5,000 reference books and 230 journals published by IGI Global are available.
 -Trial until July 15, 2020.

JSTOR (5/28 Renewal) (Searchable at OPAC)
JSTOR provides ebooks and ejournals for free, for university libraries and their associated students and faculty.
Expanded access to journals and primary sources
Expanded access to ebooks
 -Ebooks are free access until June 30, 2020.
 -Ejournals and primary sources are free access until December 31, 2020. (Extended)

Loeb Classical Library (5/20 New) (Searchable at OPAC)
Digital Loeb Classical Library is provided for free, for university libraries and their associated students and faculty.
It is the digital edition of the famous series of greek and latin classics.
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

Maruzen eBook Library (Searchable at OPAC) (4/15 New)​
More than 60,000 japanese ebooks are available as trial to read for 5 minutes for one time. If you want to continue to read the same ebook, please re-access it.​
 -Trial until July 17, 2020.

MIT Press Direct (5/20 New) (Searchable at OPAC)
MIT Press provides 2,770 ebooks for free, for university libraries and their associated students and faculty.
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

Oxford Handbooks Online (Searchable at OPAC) (4/15 New)
All handbooks are available.
Oxford Handbooks Online is guided by a world-class Editorial Board that bring together the world’s leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking on a range of major topics. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research. Handbook articles review the key issues and cutting-edge debates, as well as providing arguments for how those debates might evolve.
Title List
 -Trial until July 13, 2020.

Oxford Medicine Online (5/20 New) (Searchable at OPAC)
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 to further enrich your learning and practice.
 -Trial until July 19, 2020.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias (Searchable at OPAC) (4/15 New)
All encyclopedias are available.
Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, it is developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
 -Trial until July 13, 2020.

Oxford Scholarship Online (Searchable at OPAC) (4/15 New)
Oxford Scholarship Online provides 17,000 academic ebooks from Oxford University Press, spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.
Title List
 -Trial until July 13, 2020.

ProQuest Ebook Central Academic Complete (Searchable at OPAC)
This collection contains 180,000 academic ebooks from leading publishers.
 -Special Trial until June 30, 2020.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of doctoral dissertations and master's theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day.
 -Special Trial until June 30, 2020.

Science of Synthesis (5/21 New)
Thieme Connect (5/21 New)
Science of Synthesis is the database of reference works of organic synthetic chemistry that is provided by Thieme.
In addition, three titles (SYNTHESIS, SYNLETT, and SYNFACTS) are available from the first issue to the current issue at Thieme Connect.​
 -Trial until August 20, 2020.

Sociology Source Ultimate (EBSCOhost) (5/26 New)
Sociology Source Ultimate includes many essential titles indexed in leading citation indexes as well as hundreds of scholarly full-text journals cited in leading subject indexes. In addition, extensive indexing for sociology books, monographs, conference papers and other non-periodical content sources is included for well-rounded research.
In addition, hundreds of English-language and native-language full-text sociology journals from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America bring a global perspective to researching the human experience.
More than 2,500 videos from top providers, including Journeyman, enhance the research experience for Sociology students. The videos offer a unique view of issues ranging from education and society to immigration issues, religion and politics.
 -Trial until July 26, 2020.

Taylor & Francis eBooks (4/21 Renewal)
All of the approximately 120,000+ titles, including Routledge, CRC Press, and Informa Law, are available for full-text access and viewing.
To print out PDF, click Read Online and click Print PDF.
 -Trial until July 12, 2020.

University Press Scholarship Online (Oxford University Press) (Searchable at OPAC) (4/15 New)
University Press Scholarship Online offers 31,000+ titles available in 31 subject areas, from Oxford and 25 other leading university presses.
The MIT Press and University Press of Mississipp are exceptions.
 -Trial until June 13, 2020.

Very Short Introductions Online (Oxford University Press) (Searchable at OPAC) (4/15 New)
All ebooks are available.
Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects.
All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
タイトルリスト
 -Trial until July 13, 2020.

World Scientific (4/27 New)
All World Scientific journal content published from 2001 are available.
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

◆Free Access for a Limited Period (Needless to log in)

ACM Digital Library
Association for Computing Machinery​ provides its all E-Contents for free.
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

Annual Reviews (4/30 Renewal)
Annual Reviews provides its all E-Journals for free.
 -Free access until June 15, 2020.

Berghahn Journals
Berghahn Journals provides its all E-Journals for free.
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

■Center for Research Libraries
CRL has temporarily reduced access barriers to nearly 10,000 titles which had been restricted to member access. The additional resources include materials published between the 1920s and early 1960s. Approximately 85% of the unlocked content is published outside the U.S..
More Information

GSA Ebooks (Searchable at OPAC)
All ebooks provided by Geological Society of America are available for free.
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

Project MUSE (Searchable at OPAC)​
E-Journals and E-Books from more than 50 publishers are provided for free.
The list of participating publishers, free accessible coverage and the period
 -Mostly free access until June 30, 2020.

Royal Society
Royal Society provides its all E-Journals for free.
 -Free access until further notice.

Springer
Springer provides textbooks for free.
Title List
 -Free access until July 31, 2020.

University of California Press
University of California Press provides its all E-Journals for free.
 -Free access until June 30, 2020.

Zassaku Plus (雑誌記事索引データベース ざっさくプラス) (5/25 Renewal)
The Complete Database for Japanese Magazine and periodicals from Meiji Era to the Present
 -Free access until June 10, 2020. (Extended)

◆Online Seminars for Various Tools

Web of Science & InCites Live Online Training

Clarivate Analytics, the provider of citation database Web of Science, is holding web seminars. You can join them from your own PC with advance registrations.

Scopus: Webinars

Webinar series on Scopus, a database of abstracts and citations provided by Elsevier.

SciFinderⁿ Training

Training resources for SciFinderⁿ, the most comprehensive database of chemical and bibliographic information.

Mendeley: Guides

You can check help guides and watch video tutorials on Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research.

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