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Basic Library Guide

Contents List

You can understand the basics with the ★marked contents

■Library Introduction

★How to Use the Komaba Library 2022

★ Komaba Library Virtual Tour

This video introduces how to use the Komaba Library mainly for new UTokyo students and faculty members.
https://youtu.be/DENgEiQFMpY​​​​​​​

■How to Find Information and Literature

★Tips for Searching Library Books and Resources【Web Seminar】

Let's learn the basics of literature search! These web seminars introduce practical ways to find library books and journal articles using databases. It is nice to practice searching together while watching the video.


Part1 The differences between books and journals
Key points: Features of books and journals, When do you use the library books and resources?
https://youtu.be/LIeVDKsUapA

Part2 Finding Books
Key points: How to find books、UTokyo OPAC, MyOPAC, reservation/delivery、E-journals/E-books
https://youtu.be/IIDH1guC970

Part3 Using databases & E-Journals from off-campus​
Key points: How to access E-resources from outside the University、EZproxy、Literacy website、Database List
https://youtu.be/2OKBlcOpaHk

Part4 Finding journal articles in Japanese​
Key points: How to find Japanese articles, TREE, UTokyo Article Link, UTokyo OPAC, E-journals/printed journals、how to get copy/PDF of papers
https://youtu.be/NigJLvZSlNE

Part5 Finding journal articles in English
**You need to log in to Google by your ECCS Cloud Mail account to watch Part5.
Key points: How to find English articles, Web of Science, Google Scholar, peer review, phrase search, citation, review articles, prohibited citation
https://youtu.be/7S07li0Xn0w

Training Session

Academic Information Literacy Section provides "Database training sessions" that are useful for writing reports, treatises, and learning. 
https://www.lib.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/library/literacy/training

How to Access Databases and E-journals from Off-Campus: EZproxy

There are methods such as using via EZproxy and registering as a user.
https://www.lib.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/library/literacy/user-guide/campus/offcampus

 

Literacy Website

The "Literacy" website is where you can search, utilize, and learn about academic information available at the University of Tokyo. See also the introduction leaflet.
▼"Let’s use the Literacy website! / Let’s use the databases!"(4p)

How to Use UTokyo OPAC

■MyOPAC Services

[Free Services]How to use MyOPAC

★[Paid Services]MyOPAC Delivery Request Service

■Reference Services

ASK Service

The ASK Service is a library reference service via the internet. Answers are usually provided by E-mail.
https://opac.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/opac/ask/?lang=1

■Useful Information for Writing Academic Papers

Writing Support

Support for writing reports, theses, and other papers Basics you need to know before you start writing academic papers!
https://www.lib.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/library/literacy/user-guide/campus/report 

Academic Skills Book List

The following list is a compilation of books and e-books on academic skills from the Komaba Library. The English e-books are on p.10-12.

Reference Management Software

Research Ethics/Copyright

Check the rules you need to know to write a report/academic paper, such as correct citations, copyright, and research ethics.
Writing Support>Prohibiting plagiarism and research ethics

■Others

Connecting to the Internet in the Komaba Library

E-books on Learning Japanese Language

E-books on learning Japanese are available for international students.
https://library.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/news/e-books0113-EN.pdf
The list is shared by the Libraries for Engineering and Information Science & Technology.