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Asian Library Remote Resources and Services

This guide supports Asian Library users as they study, teach and conduct research from home.


Welcome to the Japanese Studies Remote Resources page! This page provides quick links to electronic resources in Japanese studies available for UBC faculty and students. Check out also the regular Japanese Studies Resources guide for more complete listing of available resources.

Important Note: Some e-resources listed here are available for a limited time only. To support online teaching and research, the Library is offering limited subscription access. These resources are identified with a "Limited Time Only" note.

Questions? Please contact Tomoko Kitayama Yen, the Japanese Studies Librarian. Tomoko is available for one-on-one consultations via email, phone, or Zoom (e-conferencing tool; please ask for a link and password).

  • Introduction for Japanese Language Learners: Meet Your Librarian

Reference Resources

Article Indexes

Newspaper Databases


If you need library material that the library does not currently license in electronic format, or only has in Print, please send a request to Tomoko. If the requested material is for a course, please include your name, faculty, course number and date by which the material is needed.

The library is working to source Electronic versions of Print materials. The Japanese e-books are available on the following three platforms.