Search & Find

What Is Tulips Search?

Tulips Search (Discovery Service Summon) is a new service for quickly and easily searching for a variety of materials held by the library simply by entering keywords into a single search box. It is possible to make one search to find materials in a variety of formats, including printed books and journals, e-books and e-journals, as well as information from individual academic papers. (This is especially useful when you are not sure whether the material you are seeking is contained in a “book,” “journal,” or “paper.”)


Available Functions

  • Search results displayed in order of relevance
  • Obtain online documents directly
  • Based on the retrieved document information, you can perform actions like checking the holdings of other organizations and applying for copy services
  • Save information on retrieved articles into RefWorks
    Tulips Search Use Guide (by Sunmedia)(PDF/463KB) (in Japanese)

Searchable Materials

  • Books and Journals in the collections held by University of Tsukuba Library
  • Tsukuba Repository
  • Electronic resources that are available through University of Tsukuba (e-journals, e-books) *A partial list of electronic resources is shown here
    • Cambridge University Press
    • Blackwell Reference Online
    • JSTOR
    • NetLibrary
    • Nature
    • Oxford University Press
    • ProQuest
    • Science
    • ScienceDirect
    • SpringerLink
    • Wiley Online Library         etc.
  • Web of Science
  • PubMed
  • ERIC
  • LISA
  • National Diet Library Zasshi Kiji Sakuin (Japanese Periodicals Index)
  • National Institute of Informatics (NII-ELS Electronic Library Service Academic Society Journals, NII- ELS Electronic Library Service Research Bulletins, JAIRO)
  • Comprehensive Database of Archaeological Site Reports in Japan

Add Results beyond Your Library’s Collection

If you cannot find the material you are seeking, it is possible to expand your results to include materials other than those available through University of Tsukuba. Try selecting a check box for the “Add results beyond your library’s collection“filter.

Materials that Cannot Be Searched

Not all materials can be searched through Tulips Search, like some CiNii Books and CiNii Articles as well as SciFinder.
 It is recommended to search the individual databases.