e-Resources (Online Journals / E-Books)



Terms of Use for e-Resources
The following actions are prohibited by the Copyright Act and the license agreements of providers.

  1. The systematic downloading, manually or using auto-downloading software, etc., of multiple full-text files within a short period of time (downloading of multiple reference citations, e.g., into EndNote, is acceptable.)
  2. Reproductions or the redistribution of full text data.
  3. Using full text data for purposes other than individual use

Remote Access to e-Resources

OIST employees can access the subscription-based journals and databases via https://journals.oist.jp/ using OIST username and password. If you have trouble accessing journals with this service, please consider requesting VPN access from the IT Division.
Instructions for how to use the OIST VPN can be found here.

Database Search System

For searching academic articles published in academic society journals, university research bulletins or articles included in National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database.

A database from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Contains 2.8 million reviews and abstracts from math publications.

SciFindern overview: Click HERE

SciFindern Quick Reference Guide: https://www.jaici.or.jp/scifinder-n/ref/sfn_en.pdf

Chemical Abstracts Service
Register for SciFinder *Registration is required.
User Registration Manual: English / Japanese
Presentation Material: English / Japanese
SciFinder Training Materials
E-learning : http://www.cas.org/training/scifinder
eラーニング(Japanese): http://www.jaici.or.jp/SCIFINDER/elearning/index.html
Structure Diagram Manual: English / Japanese

Academic citation indexing and search service. Includes Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and Derwent Innovations Index (Patent Data).
Online training opportunities: English / Japanese

Springer Nature Experiments is an advanced research solution dedicated to protocols and methods. Springer Nature Experiments has been designed to help users/researchers find and evaluate relevant protocols and methods across the whole Springer Nature protocols and methods portfolio (SpringerProtocols, Nature Methods, Nature Protocols and Protocols Exchange).
User Guide: English / Japanese

Online Journals

Electrical engineering, computer science and electronics

Peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes experimental methods in video format.

JoVE Webinar 1:Student & Researcher Session - Learn, Train and Publish with Science Videos: July 9, 2024
JoVE Webinar 2:Faculty Session - Using Visual Resources to Teach Science:  July 10,2024

Weekly journal of science

Medical, nursing and allied health information resources /Clinical Neuropharmacology / CNS Drugs / Current Opinion in Neurology /Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics / Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease /Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry / Neurology / Neurology Clinical Practice / Neuroreport

Journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary

Web portal of Elsevier

STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) journals & reference works by Springer

Synlett & Synthesis

Multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

1963〜2013 (Japanese only)

This database offers full-text articles for journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.


E-book platform that hosts a wide variety of titles. Provided by ProQuest.
Quick Reference Manual: English / Japanese

E-book Collection of Health & Medicine, Psychology, and Science

Springer eBooks' holding is from the Year 1842 -2019.

The archive's 59 full-text volumes provide the life science community with definitive reviews of progress in areas of molecular, cell, and developmental biology, genetics, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cancer biology, and molecular pathology.


Latest news and features from Japan: business, politics, commentary culture, life & style, entertainment and sportsJapan Times Digital検索方法


An essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology.

Other Links

A database service to search information of books and journals held by university libraries in Japan.

IRDB (Institutional Repositories DataBase) is a database service that collects and provides metadata of content from over 500 academic institutions' repository in Japan.

COAR is an international association with 164 members and partners from around the world representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others. COAR brings together individual repositories and repository networks in order to build capacity, align policies and practices, and act as a global voice for the repository community.


ERDB-JP is a data-sharing service for e-resources published in Japan.

Nikkei Science (English and Japanese)

PubMed with SFX (Link Resolver) and F1000.
22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

Provided by Japan Science & Technology Agency (Japanese only)

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

The services are planned and managed by JST, and the journals and its articles are managed by respective publishing societies.