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Finding English language resources in Japan Knowledge Plus

Japan Knowledge Plus contains the Encyclopedia of Japan (in English) and several Japanese-English dictionaries.  You can find it under J in the Library's Databases section.  To enter the database from its home page, click the login button.

Japan Knowledge Online Login button  = login

Japanese Knowledge Plus homepage with login button highlighted


This will take you to the main page.  One of the English-language sources you can use is the Encyclopedia of Japan-- you can access it from the Advanced Search tab near the top of the page.  If you hover your mouse over it, you can select Encyclopedia of Japan from the dropdown menu.  If you do, you'll see the menu on the left of the page switch to another menu in English.

Japan Knowledge Plus advanced search button = Advanced Search

Japan Knowledge Plus page with Advanced Search tab and Encyclopedia of Japan highlighted


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.  If you click on the English tab, you'll see a list of dictionaries to choose from.

Japanese phrase for = English
Japan Knowledge Plus page with English tab and English language resources highlighted


Currently, the sources available to you are:

Japanese phrase for = The Random House English-Japanese Dictionary
Japanese phrase for = The Progressive English-Japanese Dictionary
Japanese phrase for = The Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary
Japanese phrase for = COBUILD English-Japanese Dictionary
Japanese phrase for = The Cambridge British English Dictionary
Japanese phrase for = Physics and Chemistry English-Japanese Dictionary
Japanese phrase for = Medical 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.

Japan Knowledge Plus search button  = Search

Japan Knowledge Plus search page with search box highlighted

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