Links for Learning

Search for materials in other libraries

Referral Service: Shizuoka Main Library Hamamatsu Branch Library
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services: Shizuoka Main Library Hamamatsu Branch Library

NII(National Institute of Informatics)

CiNii Books You can search for books and journals in the libraries of universities and research institutions throughout Japan.
CiNii Dissertations Search for information on dissertations written for doctoral degrees in Japan.
Webcat Plus This is a database for searching books, journals and personal information.
“Associative Search” allows you to search for information that is highly relevant to the words or sentences you enter, even if you cannot find the right search terms. (e.g. If you search for the current Akutagawa Prize winner, you will be shown other works by the same author, as well as previous Akutagawa Prize winners.)
There are links to CiNii Books and National Diet Library in this datebase, and you can check the holdings by transitioning pages.

NDL(National Diet Library)

NDL Search It allows you to carry out integrated searches of materials held in the National Diet Library, prefectural libraries, central libraries of government-designated cities, archives, museums and academic research institutions throughout Japan.
National Diet Library Digital Collections This service allows you to search and browse digital materials collected and stored by the National Diet Library. (Materials marked with “National Diet Library/Library transmission only” can be used at the Shizuoka University Library. How to use

Shizuoka Prefectural Central Library

Shizuoka Prefectural Central Library Book Search Online catalog of Shizuoka Prefectural Central Library.
Oudan-Kun Book Search(Shizuoka Prefectural Across Searching System) This database allows cross-searching of materials held by public libraries(prefectural, municipal and town) in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Shizuoka Prefectural Newspaper and Magazine Comprehensive Catalog You can search for newspapers and magazines held by public libraries (prefectural, municipal and town) in Shizuoka Prefecture.

OCLC(Online Computer Library Center)

WorldCat It is the world’s largest resource search service, with major libraries in many countries participating.

NDLTD(Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations)

Global ETD Search This is a search and browse service for electronic theses and dissertations, with participation from institutions in North America and other countries.


Google Scholar You can search for articles published in academic journals.
Google Books You can search for the full text within the book held by libraries and publishers around the world.


Calil This service allows you to cross-search the holdings and loan status of over 7,300 libraries and reading rooms across Japan.

Tips for research

Research Navi(National Diet Library) This is a collection of library resources, websites, databases and information on relevant organisations to help you research a particular subject.
Ref Search(Shizuoka Prefectural Central Library) It mainly contains information on how to find out about Shizuoka Prefecture.

Other libraries’ websites

Libraries of Shizuoka Prefecture(Shizuoka Prefectural Central Library) This web page introduces information about libraries in Shizuoka Prefecture (each library’s website, contact details, statistics and event information).
Library Links(Japan Library Association) This is a collection of links to websites of public libraries and university libraries in Japan.