Holdings of the III Library


How to Find Books or Journals

1. Books

Books acquired since 1994 appear in online catalogs (LILIPUT-OPAC, NACSIS-Webcat). Earlier works are in the process of being listed. Please refer to the card catalog to complete listing available.

All books are stored in the stacks. The collection is parted into several divisions by languages. Each language division is arranged in call number order. --Go to Layout of the III Library

 The call numbers on books in the III Library consist of two or three lines. The first line which usually consists of a capital letter and small letter represents the subject of the book. --Go to Classification Table of Books

2. Journals

Most of core journals appear in online catalogs (LILIPUT-OPAC, NACSIS-Webcat) but this process is still incomplete. Please refer to the card catalog and the list of journals on the homepage to complete listings available.

Unbound journals(recently received issues) are parted into three categories mentioned below and located in the reading room.
 
 

  1. Japanese bulletins: arranged in alphabetical order of names of institutions.
  2. Other Japanese journals: arranged in alphabetical order of titles.
  3. Foreign journals: arranged in alphabetical order of titles.
Back numbers are bound and stored in the stacks. The collection is, in the same way with books, parted into several divisions by languages. Each division is arranged in call number order. --Go to Layout of the III Library

3. Newspapers

Though the III Library has several current issues and reprints of newspapers, the Multi-Media and Socio-information Studies Archive Library, another library attached to the III, has the largest collection of newspapers in Japan and also provides database services of newspaper articles.

 Please consult first at the Newspaper and Multi-Media Library when you search for information about newspapers.

4. Others

Please consult a librarian when you search microforms, historical materials, Chinese and Korean materials, etc.

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