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Databases beginning with the letter J.

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Description. Japan Knowledge is a portal to Japanese encyclopedias and dictionaries as well as databases for Japanese weekly journals and books. Contents include the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, Encyclopedia Nipponica, the Biographical Dictionary of Japan, Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionaries, Dictionary of Contemporary Words, Imidas (Innovative Multi-Information Dictionary), Shogakukan Unabridged Dictionary of the Japanese Language, Jitsu/Great Dictionary of Chinese Characters, Digital Dai-ji-sen Japanese Dictionary, Weekly Economist, Japanese Company Handbook, JK Who’s Who, and NNA Global Business News from Asia and Europe. Books include Toyo Bunko and Shogakukan Japanese Classical Literature.


Japan Times Archive

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Founded in 1897, The Japan Times is the oldest English-language newspaper in Japan. It has been published to promote mutual understandings between Japan and other countries. This newspaper Includes unique articles that cannot be read in Japanese-language newspapers. The Japan Times Archives provides full-text access to issues from March 1897 to December 2018, and the Japan times Online (free version) includes articles from 1999 to present. Use Factiva if you encounter access restrictions to the current year.

Coverage: 1897 to present.



JFK's Foreign Affairs and International Crises, 1961-1963

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Description: This collection provides insight into President Kennedy’s views and actions on The Bay of Pigs, Support of Third World countries, Nuclear weapons and testing, NATO and the Multilateral Force in Europe, The international space race, and more.


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Description: Free-at-the-point-of-use images, video and audio content licensed for educational and research use accessed from a single interface. Collections included cover a range of subject areas.
Coverage: Includes access to Getty Images and a range of newsreels including, ITN, Gaumont, British Paramount, Channel 4 and Reuters. Also material from Imperial War Museum, Wellcome Library, Royal Geographical Society & St George's Hospital Medical School as well as Art & Design collections.  Content is in the process of being transferred to the new publisher.


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Description: The source of journal impact factors, JCR is a unique resource for journal evaluation using citation data drawn from over 8,400 science and technology journals and 3,000 in the social sciences.


JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments)

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We have had access to all of the content in JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments). JoVE is a scientific video methods journal containing over 9,500 video articles. JoVE publishes novel methods, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold-standard protocols in both the physical and life sciences. JoVE articles are peer-reviewed and indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Web of Science, SciFinder, and Scopus.

In addition, we have access to JoVE Science Education Library which aims to “better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. The simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.”


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Description: This database is part of the ARTFL Project. This is the online text version of the Journal de Trevoux, or Memoires pour l'Histoire des Sciences & des Beaux-Arts,Memoires pour l'Histoire des Sciences & des Beaux-Arts. The journal was one of the most influential and controversial 18th century French periodicals, dealing with almost every discipline of knowledge: Grammar, Rhetoric, Sacred and Profane Philology, Religious, Ancient, Modern and Literary History, Moral Theology, Law (French and Ecclesiastic), Philosophy, Political Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Natural History, Astronomy, Fine Arts and to a lesser extent, Poetry and Drama. The print original consisted of 878 volumes and published monthly from January 1701 to December 1767. Currently, the ARTFL Project’s online version provides 109 volumes, 1751-1758. More volumes will be added as the project progresses.


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Description: Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive.
  Each title is listed in DiscoverED.

The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1-15; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Ireland, Lives of Literature, Life Sciences. 

The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.  Userguides to the various collections can be found at

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Description. JUTA Law is one of the leading publishers of legal content from Africa, an extremely important resource for comparative study. Content in Jutastat includes: South African Law Reports from 1947 to date and South African case law from 1838, South African Statutes, Zimbabwe Law Reports, Statutes of Zimbabwe, Tanzania Law Reports, Statutes of Tanzania, Zambia Law Reports, Statutes of Zambia, Namibia Law Reports, Statutes of Namibia, as well as Juta’s online journal content: Acta Juridica, Annual Survey of SA Law, South African Law Journal, South African Journal of Criminal Justice, South African Mercantile Law Journal, Stellenbosch Law Review, Tydskrif vir die Suid Afrikaanse Reg / Journal of South African Law.  Subject coverage includes administrative, civil procedure, commercial, constitutional, criminal, intellectual property, international, labour, mining, revenue and shipping law.