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  • AsiaPortal
    Gateway to resources for Asian studies (Japanese newspapers, among other things).
  • CiNii 
    CiNii (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator) is a service from Nii (National Institute of Informatics) in Japan with  information on academic articles, books and dissertations.
  • Google Scholar 
    NB: Avoid using Google Scholar to search for literature in general, as the search service includes many non-scholarly sources and dishonest, predatory journals. You can however use Google Scholar to try to find specific articles and dissertations in full text that you have already found bibliographic information about in Linguistics Collection or MLA International Bibliography.
  • Japanese Text Initiative
    Full texts of old classical Japanese literature. 
  • Linguistics Collection
    Database collection for literature on linguistics and language-related related disciplines. The collection searches simultaneously in the databases Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and Linguistics Database.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Database for literature on linguistics and literary research.
  • National Diet Library
    The national library of Japan.  
  • Summon
    In this search service you find the library's printed books, e-books and journal articles. You also find books and articles that are not part of the library's collection. 
  • WorldCat
    A search service providing information on titles held by more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Student theses

  • Uppsök
    Search for full-text theses submitted at Swedish universities.
  • DiVA
    Find full-text theses and other scholarly works submitted at Högskolan Dalarna.

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