University Library

University Library

The University Library consists of the Hayama Library and IURI libraries. The University Library gathers, organizes, and accumulates electronic materials. Under close cooperation with the Hayama Library and IURI libraries, the University Library aims to promote the education / research activities by performing required activities for facilitation of the use of academic information. It offers a large number of e-journals and e-books so that faculty and students of IURIs dotted around the country can use these materials in common. In addition, the university introduces and offers the world's largest bibliographic / citation database "Scopus".

■Hayama Library (Attached Headquarters)

Hayama Library gathers, organizes and releases various academic materials to provide high-level research and education and to pioneer advanced academic fields. Hayama Library is open around-the-clock to the faculty and students at the Hayama Campus for reading and borrowing. It collects and makes available standard references and books that can be used in all Departments and Schools, as well as specialized books and journals related to studies in cutting-edge and/or interdisciplinary research fields.

Image and video documentation materials are available through in-house facilities.

In addition, the Library offers the SOKENDAI Institutional Repository, which allows free online access to doctoral dissertations and book/journal publications at the University, as well as academic papers published by the faculty and students at the Hayama Campus.

The Library also provides database services, including OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) for books and journals held by the Library.

These books and database are also available to general public. The venue effectively functions both as a place to collect research resources and a studying space. SOKENDAI staffs and neighborhood residents can borrow books belonging to Kanagawa Prefectural Library (KL-NET Service). Furthermore, since 2015, it has been serving as a service counter of National Diet Library to enable users to browse digital materials belonging to the National Diet Library.

Number of academic materials available at the Library

Book (Japanese) approx. 23,000 titles (Non-Japanese) approx. 24,900 titles
Journal (Japanese) approx. 200 titles (Non-Japanese) approx. 340 titles
E-book approx. 137,430 titles
E-journal approx. 5,480 titles
Institutional Repository approx. 5,000 titles

As of April 1, 2019

Electronic Journals

BioOne / JSTOR / Science Direct / Springer-LINK / Wiley-Blackwell / GeoScienceWorld / Scopus (Document/reference database search service)

※ In addition to the above, electronic journals for internal use at the Hayama Campus are available.

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