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. Please visit "How to use e-resources from off-campus" on Literacy website.

Excessive downloading is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. There have been frequent occurrences of users unintentionally downloading using pre-read browser functions. See "E-resources : Instructions and Directions for Use" on Literacy website.

E-books for members of School of Science

Find more information on OPAC, E-journal & E-book Portal or TREE.

Key Databases

  • JapanKnowledge Lib
    A database including many encyclopedias and dictionaries in Japan.
  • Web of Science
    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
    An abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
  • SciFinder (n)
    A new version of SciFinder, a database of chemical reactions, substances, and literature. User registration is required.
  • Reaxys
    Reaxys is a compound・reaction database containing information of chemical reaction and measured physical properties. It covers organic chemistry to inorganic chemistry, organic metals, and complex chemistry.
    The Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry and Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry book series are no longer accepted, so please use this database.
  • Ichushi-Web
    A database of bibliographic citations and abstracts from biomedical journals and other serial publications published in Japan.
  • Coronavirus Research Database
    A collection of journal articles, dissertations and more related to COVID-19. When accessing from off-campus, click "ProQuest" in the "Database", then select "Coronavirus Research Database".
  • PubMed [UTokyo ver.]
    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 [Open]
    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 [Open]
    A platform for academic e-journals published by Japanese societies. Articles marked with "FREE ACCESS" or "OPEN ACCESS" can be accessed freely.
  • Internet Archive [Open]
    A digital library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • BMC [Open]
    Peer-reviewed open access journals in the fields of biomedicine, life sciences, chemistry etc.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library[Open]
    An open access digital library for biodiversity literature.

Find more information on "Database List".

Postal Loan and Photocopy Service

This service is for the member of School of Science who have difficulty visiting to our library because of prevention of infectious diseases, illness/injury, or family circumstances. Please check HERE.


  • "Welcome to the Science Library" (Video)
    This brief video begins with a virtual tour of our library, followed by tutorials about how to find books in the library, and how to use online resources.


(Last update: October 5, 2023)