Web OYA-bunko


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  • Material type: Articles
  • Available on: Campus
  • Language: Japanese
  • Full text: Unavailable
  • Number of concurrent access:2

(Translation of excerpts from the use guidance for the “Web OYA-bunko academic organization version 2022.5.1”)
This is a database of article indexes of major magazines held by the Oya Soichi Library, known as a library specializing in Japanese magazines.
The collection is characterized by the focus on general-interest publications, such as weekly magazines, general topic magazines, fashion magazines and women’s magazines.
Various search methods allow you to research specific people and issues, including article titles, magazine names, publication dates, pages, and speakers.


  • Number of articles
    The index of magazine articles published in and after 1988 contains about 5.85 million entries.
  • Number of registered authors
    About 150,000.
  • Number of registered titles
    About 1,500 titles. There are about 400 main magazines that are currently in publication. Indexing is performed for about 120 magazines from genres including weekly magazines, general topic magazines, women’s magazines, and economic magazines. Only the main articles are indexed from 280 magazines, including publications on sports, performing arts, literature, publishing & book reviews, health, lifestyle information, and town information.

Usage Precautions/ Notices

  • Web OYA-bunko can only be accessed by 2 people at the same time.
    Please click the “ログアウト” (Logout) button as soon as you have completed your search.
  • [May, 2022] University of Tsukuba students who wish to use Oya Soichi Library are entitled to a discounted photocopying fee. Please bring your student ID card when you visit Oya Soichi Library. (Faculty and staff members are not eligible.)