Searching Guide

Searching the Collections of University of Tsukuba Library

Finding Books / Periodicals

Basic Use Method

  1. Click on OPAC(Library Catalog)under the search window of top page.
  2. Enter the title of the book or journal, or keywords about the topic of your search, then click the search button.
    Examples: Environment Education
  3. Click on the title of the book or periodical that you want to view.
  4. A Search Result in Detail will be displayed. Make a note of [Call number], and click on [Location].
  5. Use the displayed map to go and search the stacks.

Finding Books

Finding Periodicals


Finding E-Journals / E-Books

University of Tsukuba Library E-Journals / E-Books List
This can be accessed from your home using remote access.


If It Is Not in the University of Tsukuba Library Collection…

Check whether the item is available at another library. You can request to borrow items from the collections of other libraries, and apply to obtain copies of the portions you need.

CiNii Books
You can search the information about the collections (books, journals) held at university libraries, etc. throughout Japan. Service provided by the National Institute of Informatics (NII).
Catalog of National Diet Library.
To just make a search, you can use the Guest Login [ゲストログイン] on the right side under “No registered ID?”.       
Ibaraki prefecture libraries network[in Japanese]
It is also possible to search the collections of the public libraries in Ibaraki prefecture. Inter-library loans are possible between the public libraries throughout the prefecture.  
This is the largest cooperative library catalog in the world. It is possible to search the collections of various libraries throughout the world, mainly in North America. If there is something you cannot find in a collection in Japan, try searching here.

*If you cannot find the materials you are looking for, please inquire at the Reference Desk.