Humanities Links

Useful links to websites about the humanities and general-purpose databases. For details, please check the Humanities Links Explanatory Notes.

  • Click on each heading to find additional links to websites devoted to a specific area. Abridged version below.
  • The * symbol indicates a database subscribed to by the National Diet Library for on-site use only, for which only the name has been posted (no link).

Search Engines (Show more)

Library Catalogs (Show more)

In Japan

Periodicals in Japan


Trade Catalogs (Show more)

In Japan


  • Books in Print *
  • Ulrich's web *

Catalogs of Old Japanese Books and Chinese Books (Show more)

Full-Text and Contents Databases (Show more)

Periodical Indexes (Show more)

Newspaper Indexes (Show more)

  • Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search *
  • Yomidas Rekishikan *

Learning in General, Encyclopedias, and Museums (Show more)

Library and Information Science (Show more)

Publishing and Copyrights (Show more)

Philosophy and Religion (Show more)

Japanese History, Geography, and Regional Studies (Show more)

Historical Digital Images (Show more)

World History, Geography, and Regional Studies (Show more)

People and Portraits (Show more)

Architecture (Show more)

Television and Radio Programs (Show more)

Arts (Show more)

Manga (Show more)

Photography (Show more)

Music (Show more)

Dance and Theatre (Show more)

Motion Pictures (Show more)

Amusement (Show more)

Language (Show more)

Japanese Literature (Show more)

Foreign Literature (Show more)

Other NDL Links (Show more)

Convenient Tools (Show more)