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[ARCHIVED] Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery: CiNii Search

Guides to locating and requesting Japanese books and articles held elsewhere, including libraries in Japan.

How To Use CiNii Books for Your ILL/DD Requests

1. Access to CiNii Books (

If you are not in the Advanced Search screen, click on "Advanced Search" (this depends on your browser)

Advanced Search screen

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Click "Advanced Search" if your browser takes you to this screen

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2. Type Search Keywords in JAPANESE or Search by Katakana or Hiragana
When you use Katakana or Hiragana, divide the words as you romanize.

  • In Japanese: 前川国男 コスモスと方法
  • In katakana: マエカワ クニオ  コスモス  ト ホウホウ
  • In Hiragana: まえかわ くにお こすもす と ほうほう

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Click on the link for a full record

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3. In the full record display, copy and paste the URL into your ILL/DD Request so that ILL/DD staff could get access to this record.

  record url 1record url 2

(If You Are ILL/DD Staff, Click Here to Continue)

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