Search & Find

What Is Tulips Search?

Tulips Search is a discovery service offered by University of Tsukuba Library. You can quickly and easily search for a variety of materials in the world by simply 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 of 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.")

What Tulips Search can do

  • Search results will be displayed in order of relevance.
  • Direct access to the full text online.
  • Expand your search by checking the "Add results beyond your library's collection" filter.
  • You can check the holdings of other institutions and apply for interlibrary loan services.
  • You can save your references in RefWorks.

About Refinement

Add results beyond your library's collectionYou can search for resources beyond our library's collection. Try to check the box to broaden your search to improve your search.
Library CatalogYou can refine for books and journals in our library's collection. However, articles will not be displayed.
Open AccessYou can refine articles that are available online for free. Open Access articles are marked with an "Open Access" symbol on the right side.
Please use in combination with "Add results beyond your library's collection".
Full Text OnlineYou can refine books, journals, and articles (subscription titles and some open access) that are immediately available in full text online. Due to various factors, you may not be able to reach the full text. Please contact us if you are unsure.

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
    • CiNii Articles
    • JAIRO
    • J-STAGE
    • Nature
    • ProQuest
    • ScienceDirect
    • SpringerLink
    • Web of Science
    • Wiley Online Library

Not all databases and items are covered by Tulips Search, so it is recommended to search the individual databases to perform more detailed search.