• Scopus

    The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
    Ref. Quick Reference Guide

  • Web of Science   *Service was ended in March 2018.

    Integrated Web platform where science and academic pursuits are supported.
    Ref. Help, Training materials
    ※In January 2014, the name of the product platform was changed from "Web of Knowledge" to "Web of Science".

  • Journal Citation Reports

    Journal Citation Reports (JCR) allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from approximately 12,000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries/regions.
    The Journal Impact Factor identifies the frequency with which an average article from a journal is cited in a particular year. You can use this number to evaluate or compare a journal’s relative importance to others in the same field or see how frequently articles are cited to determine which journals may be better for your collection.
    Ref. About, Help, Training materials

  • JapanKnowledge Lib

    An online web archive that boasts the largest corpus of encyclopedia, dictionaries, reference compilations, and periodical resources (approximately 50 different sources) in Japan.
    ≫How to use (video)

  • Westlaw Next (Westlaw Classic)

    Law information and newspapers.

    *From February 2024, IP authentication will no longer be available and only single sign-on authentication via the university's accreditation will be available. Please register for use via GakuNin.
    How to use the GakuNin-authentication system:
    1. Access the dedicated URL for Kagoshima University and log in with your Kagoshima University ID and password.
    2. On the Westlaw Next initial registration screen, enter your first name, surname and email address to register as a user.
    3. Access to Westlaw Next becomes possible.
    (On the second and subsequent accesses, proceed from 1 to 3 as user registration has already been completed.)


    Database of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research.

  • LEX/DB

    Law information database.

  • ERIC

    The online digital library of education research sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

  • Scirus(Elsevier Science) 【Scirus has retired in Jan. 2014.】

    Search engine only for scientific information.

  • J-STAGE (Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic)

    A platform of e-journal publishing for academic (science and technology, including social sciences / humanities) societies in Japan.

  • MathSciNet *Service was ended in Dec. 2021.

    Document information on mathematics field.


    It provides citations to agricultural literature.

  • PubMed  ( General Portal | Portal for Kagoshima University )

    PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
    Ref. User Guide

  • CINAHL Plus   *Service was ended in March 2023.

    CINAHL Plus provides nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, nurse educators and students with an expanded version of CINAHL Database, the cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature. Including access to additional journals and increased content dating back to 1937, it covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
    CINAHL Plus also contains nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association as well as access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, book chapters and more.
    Content Includes: Indexing for more than 5,400 journals; Searchable cited references for more than 1,400 journals; More than 70 full-text journals
    Ref. About, Basic Searching Tutorial

  • PubChem

    National Institute of Health.

  • Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search

    Online newspaper article database. Database of full-text articles from the Asahi Shimbun and others.
    * Kikuzo II has changed to “Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search” from 1 April 2022.

  • Minami-Nippon Shimbun Database

    Online newspaper article database. Database of full-text articles from the Minami-Nippon Shimbun.

  • Maisaku

    Online newspaper article database. Database of full-text articles from the Mainichi Shimbun and others.