Remote Services

How to access e-journals, e-books, and databases from home

Some e-journals, e-books, and databases can be accessed from home.

  • Use "SSL-VPN Gateway Service" or "Authentication Gateway Service" to access online resources from home. For details, please refer to "Online services available from outside the campus" [GACoS]. Using "SSL-VPN Gateway Service" or "Authentication Gateway Service" is required to access to the e-books and databases below marked with [via Off-Campus access service].
  • Click “Search for Databases, E-Journals and E-books” and find e-journals and e-books by their titles or ISBN/ISSN.
  • Use “Databases, E-Journals and E-books List” to find databases.
  • Excessive downloading is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. There have been frequent occurrences of users unintentionally downloading using pre-read browser functions. See "Notice! To use electronic resources without disruption" [Guide for Online Study & Remote Work | University of Tokyo Library System]

E-books for members of School of Science

Find more information on E-journal & E-book Portal.

Key Databases

  • JapanKnowledge Lib [via Off-Campus access service]
    A database including many encyclopedias and dictionaries in Japan.
  • Web of Science [via Off-Campus access service]
    An integrated web-based platform which is useful for finding articles in English. It covers major academic journals of all subject fields and it is good tool for citation searching.
  • Scopus [via Off-Campus access service]
    An abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
  • SciFinder [via Off-Campus access service]
    A database of chemical reactions, substances, and literature. User registration from campus network is required.
    *IP address restrictions have been removed from April 11 to October 18, 2020. During the period, you can use it directly from off-campus without going through SSL-VPN / Authentication Gateway Service. However, you will still need your Username (ID) and password to log in. You can register via "SSL-VPN Gateway Service" or "Authentication Gateway Service" during this period.
  • Ichushi-Web [via Off-Campus access service]
    A database of bibliographic citations and abstracts from biomedical journals and other serial publications published in Japan.
  • Coronavirus Research Database [via Off-Campus access service]
    A collection of journal articles, dissertations and more related to COVID-19. When accessing from off-campus, click "ProQuest" in the "Databases, E-Journals and E-books List", then select "Coronavirus Research Database".
  • PubMed [UTokyo ver.] [Free]
    A free resource for searching biomedical and life sciences literature. An 'UTokyo Article Link' button will be displayed when you access via PubMed [UTokyo ver.]
  • National Diet Library Digital Collections [Free]
    A variety of resources collected and stored by the National Diet Library of Japan. Materials marked with "Available Online" can be accessed freely.
  • J-Stage [Free]
    A platform for academic e-journals published by Japanese societies. Articles marked with "FREE ACCESS" or "OPEN ACCESS" can be accessed freely.
  • Internet Archive [Free]
    A digital library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • BMC [Free]
    Peer-reviewed open access journals in the fields of biomedicine, life sciences, chemistry etc.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library[Free]
    An open access digital library for biodiversity literature.

Find more information on GACoS.

Postal Loan and Photocopy Service


(Last update: July 31, 2020)