Guide to e-journals/e-books

User restrictions

  • Subscribed e-journals/e-books are available to members of Wakayama University (students, teaching and administrative staff) only on-campus.
  • Open access journals/books are available to anyone.


The following restrictions apply to use of e-resources.

  • Systematic or programmatic downloading.
  • Reproduction or redistributing of full-text file.

Non-compliance can result in suspension of service for the entire campus of Wakayama University.

How to Search for e-journals/e-books

  • You can search for subscribed e-journals/ebooks on OPAC.
  • "e-Resource Portal Site" provides a title list of e-journals/e-books. Journals/Books marked with "Free" icon on that site are available to anyone on or off-campus.
  • When you search an article database like CiNii Articles on-campus, the search result shows e-Resource Portal Site icons. Click the icon to find out if it is available as a printed material or e-resource.
    If it isn't available, you can log in to MyLibrary and navigate to the site of InterLibrary Photocopy Request and providing bibliographic information.

Package/Platform list which Wakayama University subscribes to


Publisher/PackageOutlineRemote Access
ACM Digital Library Journals and proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery from the first issues to the latest  
ACS 56 e-journals published by the American Chemical Society from 1996 to the present  
APS 14 e-journals published by American Physical Society from the first issues to the latest  
JSTOR JSTOR Sustainability
1,933 monographs (reports) and 206 journals about "sustainability" are available.
Nature "Nature" published by Nature Publishing Group from 2008 to the present

* Back numbers are available in the Closed Stacks Room of the library.

Oxford University Press  
Science "Science" published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1997 to the present  
ScienceDirect The following e-journals published by Elsevier from 1999 to the present
Taylor & Francis The following back numbers (-1996) published by Taylor & Francis  
Wiley Online Library 1,398 e-journals published by Wiley from 1997 to the present



In e-book collections of NetLibrary, you can use free e-books and 40 subscribed e-books about science and engineering published by Tokyo Denki University Press.

Emerald Insight

You can use 31 e-books on tourism and hospitality published by Emerald Publishing.

JSTOR JSTOR Sustainability
1,933 monographs (reports) and 206 journals about "sustainability" are available.

The following collections published by Springer are available.

  • "Computer Science" published in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 (3,604 titles)
  • "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" published in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011 (2,175 titles)
  • "Behavioral Science" published from 2006 to 2011 (266 titles)
  • "Engineering" published in 2009 and 2011 (1,278 titles)
  • "Professional and Applied Computing" published in 2006 (119 titles)
  • "Full Package" published in 2005 (3,040 titles)
Maruzen eBook Library

You can use more than 800 subscribed e-books in the collection of Maruzen e-book Library.

It is available off-campus if you register as a user.

* Limit on number of users: 1 (Be sure to logout when you finish using this database.)

ProQuest Ebook Central

You can use 41 e-books on tourism published by Channel View Publications.

* Limit on number of users: 1 (Be sure to logout when you finish using this database.)

Routledge Handbooks Online The following collections published by Routledge are available.

Open access e-journals

The following are the portal sites of journals freely available for anyone from any network.

DOAJ(Directory of Open Access Journals)
DOAJ is a portal site of open access journals managed by Lund University Library, Sweden.
HighWirePress is a portal site of e-journals of mainly natural science managed by Stanford University. It contains many e-journals that are free access after a certain period.

Contact Us

If you have any trouble using e-resources, for example, when you can't access a full-text file, contact us after checking the following items.

  • Article title, journal title, number, pages, URL
  • Error message
  • Access route to the e-resource (Ex. from a link on the library website, from a link of OPAC, from the website of the publisher, etc.)
  • Your PC's OS, web browser version and your location (on-campus/off-campus)
  • The time trouble occurred
  • Can you access the same e-resource from another PC?
  • Can you access other e-resources of the same publisher/platform?

Contact information

Information Service Section, Wakayama University Library
E-mail: lib-joho@center.wakayama-u.ac.jp

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