Finding English language resources in Japan Knowledge Plus
Japan Knowledge Plus
contains the Encyclopedia of Japan
(in English) and several Japanese-English dictionaries. Access to this resource can be found in the Databases
section of the Kresge Library website. Use the alphabetical navigation at the top of the page to select the letter J
, then select Japan Knowledge Plus
This takes you to the Japan Knowledge homepage. To enter the database from here, click one of the the institutional access login buttons.
Now click the large login button on in the upper right hand corner.
This will take you to the main page. One of the English-language sources you can use is the Encyclopedia of Japan, which can be accessed from the Advanced Search tab near the top left of the page. If you hover your mouse over it, you can select Encyclopedia of Japan
from the dropdown menu. After you make your selection, the menu on the left of the page will switch to another menu in English.
The other English-language resources available to you are English-Japanese dictionaries. You can find them in the menu on the left of the main page. Select English from the menu on the left side of the page to see a list of dictionaries to choose from.
Currently, the sources available to you are:
= The Random House English-Japanese Dictionary
= The Progressive English-Japanese Dictionary
= The Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary
= COBUILD English-Japanese Dictionary
= The Cambridge British English Dictionary
= Physical Sciences English-Japanese Dictionary
= Medical English-Japanese Dictionary
= Unno's Real English Dictionary
= Progressive Business English-Japanese Dictionary
= SPED Science and Technology English-Japanese Dictionary
Select the resources you'd like to work from, then use the search box near the top of the page to conduct your search. Enter your keywords and click the Search button. From this point forward, you should be able to search as you would in an English-language database.
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