Tohoku University Agricultural Library


Key Databases

Articles & Materiales

All Subjects

CiNii Research Japanese articles
NDL Online Japanese articles and library materials available at the National Diet Library, Japan.
Web of Science Journal articles
Scopus Journal articles
Google Scholar Journal articles
HathiTrust Digital Library Digital preservation repository providing a collection of books and journals digitized from libraries around the world.
JDreamIII Articles (mainly in Japanese) of science and technology, medicine and pharmacology. The interface is only in Japanese.

Life Science

PubMed Articles in medical and life sciences written in foreign language.
Medical Online Articles in medical science written in Japanese.

Agriculture Science

AgriKnowledge Articles and information on agricultural science and technology of Japan.
AGRIS Articles and information on agricultural science and technology of Japan. Produced by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
AGRICOLA Articles, books, serials, and other materials on all aspects of agriculture. Produced by the National Agricultural Library.
Biodiversity Heritage Library Open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives.


Rūraru Denshi Toshokan Full-text access to the electronic versions of books published by Rural Culture Association Japan. (in Japanese)

Marine Science

Encyclopedia of Ocean Science (2nd edition) Electronic version is available from Science Direct.

Environmental Economics

EconLit Index database of economics literature from journals, books and othe materials. Produced by American Economic Association.
GreenFILE Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
Handbook of Agricultural Economics Electronic version is available from Science Direct.
Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics Electronic version is available from Science Direct.

Statistics, White Papers

Statistics: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Statistics, publications and information released by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries including report on results of national censuses.
e-Stat: Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan Official statistics of Japan
e-Gov Japan: As the official web portal of Government of Japan White paper and annual reports of japanese government ministries and Agencies.
OECD.Stat Data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member countries
FAOSTAT Links to various statistical databases of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
OECDiLibrary (-2013) Full-text publications and statistical data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Online version of the white papers held in Agricultural Library
*A guide to English version: Research Navi (National Diet Library)
・White Paper on Local Public Finance
・White Paper on the Oceans and Ocean Policy in Japan
・Annual Report on the Environment, the Sound Material-Cycle Society and Biodiversity in Japan
・Annual Report on the Japanese Economy and Public Finance
・White Paper on the National Lifestyle
・White Paper on the Labour Economy
・Annual Report on Forest and Forestry in Japan
・White Paper on Fisheries
・Annual Report on Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas in Japan
・White Paper on Land
・White Paper on International Economy and Trade


Asahi Shimbun Cross Search Full text/full page image of the Asahi Shimbun from 1879 to present.
Yomiuri Shimbun (Yomidas Rekishikan) Full text/full page image of the Yomiuri Shimbun from 1874 to present.
Kahoku Shimpo (Kahoku Shimpo Database) Full text/full page image of the Kahoku Shimpo from 1991 to present. (in Japanese)
Nikkei Shimbun (Nikkei Telecom 21) Full text of the Nikkei Shimbun from 1949 to present. (in Japanese)  *ID/Password (On-Campus)
Mainichi Shimbun (Maisaku) Full text/full page image of the Mainichi Shimbun from 1872 to present. (in Japanese)
The Wall Street Journal Full-text of the Wall Street Journal newspaper from 1984 to present.

Research Data

Life Science

National Bioscience Database Center Links to various life science databases and research tools.
Integbio Database Catalog Browse and search for description and metadata of various life science databases.
Life Science Database Cross Search Cross search system for various life science databases including entries of literature and patents, as well as molecular data.
Genome Analysis Tools Links to genome analysis tools. (in Japanese)

Food science

Food Composition Database Browse and search for food compositional data based on Standard tables of food composition in Japan. (in Japanese)


Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria Online version of Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria.


SciFinder-n Database of chemical substances, reactions, and journal literature in chemistry and related sciences. Provided by CAS.
*User Registration / Database Manual
Japan Chemical Substance Dictionary Organic compound dictionary database prepared by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
Kagakusho Shiryōkan Online version of chemical reference books and textbooks which compiled by The Chemical Society of Japan. (in Japanese)

Marine Science

OBIS (Ocean Biogeographic Information System) Integrated database of the world’s ocean biodiversity and biogeographic data.


JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments) Online video journal that combines high-quality video demonstrations of experiments with a detailed text protocol. *Accessible sections: Biology
Rūraru Denshi Toshokan: Video Online practical videos about farming. (in Japanese)


Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

JapanKnowledge Lib Encyclopedia, dictionaries, reference compilations, and periodical resources in Japan.
Life Science Dictionary Japanese-English / English-Japanese dictionary of life science.


MeSH Controlled vocabulary of biomedical terms used for indexing articles for PubMed.
JST Thesaurus Map Japanese technological term thesaurus provided by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). (in Japanese)
Thesaurus for Medical and Health-related Terms Japanese biomedical term thesaurus based on MeSH. (in Japanese)
Life Science Dictionary Thesaurus Japanese life science term thesaurus.
CAB Thesaurus Controlled vocabulary terms for the applied life sciences and agriculture.
AGROVOC Multilingual Thesaurus FAO's multilingual agricultural thesaurus.
NAL Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary Agricultural term thesaurus and glossary.

Subject Guides

Research Navi: Sangyō jōhō gaido An overview of research resources to explore markets, industries and companies in Japan. (in Japanese)
Research Navi: Nōgyō no shirabekata A guide to resources about agriculture in Japan. (in Japanese)
Research Navi: Nōrinsuisan ni kansuru tōkei A guide to statistics of agriculture, forestry and fishries in Japan. (in Japanese)