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How to search image data available from the National Diet Library via the Internet

The NDL continues to digitize its collections and make digital content for which copyright has been cleared accessible via the Internet. This Search guide explains how to search for digital images.

Index

1. National Diet Library Digital Collections
 1-1. Content available via the Internet
 1-2. How to search
 1-3. How to download the data in Jpeg format
2. Online Gallery
3. Reproduction of digital content

 

1. National Diet Library Digital Collections

This database contains items digitized from the collections of the National Diet Library.

 

1-1. Content available via the Internet

The National Diet Library Digital Collections comprises digital images of books acquired prior to 1968, magazines published before 2000, books from the Edo period or earlier, items from the Modern Japanese Political History Materials Room collections, and other materials. The indexes of all materials are accessible and searchable via the Internet, and digital contents that have cleared copyright can be accessed via the Internet. Basically, books from the Edo period or earlier, Modern Japanese Political History Materials Room collections, and books that are in the public domain are available via the Internet.

 

1-2. How to search

Input keywords such as title or name of author in the search field at the top of the page and select the Available Online check box under the search field. There is no automatic translation function, so it is necessary to input Japanese characters to search for Japanese titles.

When you not searching for a specific title, you can find data of interest by specifying types of material, categories, and year of publication. 

  • To search for books

  • To search for books from the Edo period or earlier

Materials from the Edo period or earlier, such as Ukiyo-e, can be searched in Rare Books and Old Materials.

  • To search for modern Japanese political history materials

To search for materials on modern Japanese politicians, bureaucrats, military figures, or other significant individuals, click Modern Japanese Political History Materials.

1-3.How to download data in Jpeg format

Images can be downloaded in the following way.

 

2.Online Gallery

The Online Gallery features digital exhibitions of the unique content from NDL collections.Among the exhibitions is one called The Landmarks of Edo in Color Woodblock Prints and another called The Meiji and Taisho Eras in Photographs.

For details, please see the following website:
Top>Online Gallery
(http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/gallery/index.html)

 

3.Reproduction of digital contents

The NDL is happy to grant permission to reproduce images from the National Diet Library Digital Collections.
Please refer to the following webpage for information on reproducing digital content from the National Diet Library Digital Collections.
Top>Site Policy>Utilizing the contents of the website of the National Diet Library
(http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/attention/index.html#web_repro)

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