Archives, Databases and Catalogues

With the rise of digitisation over the last year there has been an explosion of new resources online. This being said there were many already in circulation. Here is a preliminary list, however there are still many more being uploaded every day.

General Catalogues/Collections

CiNii Articles – National

Cultural Japan

Institute of Informatics

Japanese Works Cambridge Digital Library

Japanese Collection British Library


NDL Digital Collections

National Library of Australia Japanese collection The Worlds Largest Library Catalogue


Guides and Database Support

DATABASE | International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken)

Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries|National Diet Library

LibGuides: Japanese Digital

NCC List of Notable Collections in North America

Resources: Databases from Japan (Chart)


Special Collections

Japan Art Catalogue Project

Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive: トップページ

Multi-Volume Sets Project (MVS)

NIJL Union Catalogue of Early Japanese Books

NIJL Union Catalogue of Japanese Books in Europe

Screenplay data base

Japanese and Korean Special Collection Leiden University