The following databases are available at the U.S. Embassy / American Center Reference Service (ACRS) in Japan. Availability differs depending on the center. Please contact us for details. (Last Updated: March 30, 2010)
Full-text service of over 2,000 scholarly journals mainly in the humanities and social sciences. Certain titles are available with abstracts only. The following databases are available: Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite, and MasterFILE Premier.
Facts On File World News Digest
World news digests since 1940. Searchable by keyword and date.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale offers reference titles in eBook format. Cross-searchable with multiple titles by key word. Our current holdings are as follows:
American Men & Women of Science (25th ed., 2008)
Cities of the United States (6th ed., 2009)
The College Blue Book (36th ed., 2009)
Notable Black American Men, Book II (2007)
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans (26th ed., 2009)
The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives (1998-2007)
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever (2009 ed., 2008)
Who's Who Among African Americans (23rd ed., 2009)
Public opinion records by the Gallup organization since 1935.
Global Issues in Context
Full-text article database offering global perspectives on internationally important issues and world news. It features hundreds of new articles on social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues. Full texts from English language periodicals and newspapers, and reference books are included. Also includes multimedia materials such as video clips and audio files.
Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest
Digests of the laws of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Nationwide U.S. telephone listings by geographical area. Searchable by personal name, company name, area, or address.
ProQuest Academic Research Library
Full-text service of approximately 4,000 scholarly journals mainly in the humanities and social sciences. Certain titles are available with abstracts only.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: A&I
Abstracts of doctoral dissertations and masters theses in humanities, social science, science and engineering from the United States. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637.
USA Trade Online
Trade data from the U.S. Census Bureau. You can access current U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export items and 24,000 import items.
Wall Street Journal Online
Full-text service of the Wall Street Journal for the past two years. Older articles are available at Factiva.com.
The U.S. Embassy / American Center Reference Service offers the following databases as well. Librarians will search these databases for you and provide you with the search results. For details, please contact us.
Associations: Gale Directory Library
Information source for more than 460,000 international and U.S. non-profit membership organizations in all fields.
Biography Resource Center
Biographies and full-text articles including the complete Marquis Who's Who.
Books in Print
Comprehensive database of world wide English-language book titles. Searchable by author, title, ISBN, subject, and publisher. Also provides ordering and contact information for publishers in the U.S.
Provides the texts of congressional bills, major hearings, committee reports, and related congressional materials.
GalleryWatch was merged into CQ.com in March 2010. The contents previously provided by GalleryWatch, such as CRS reports, are now available on CQ.com.
Provides the full texts of newspaper and business periodical articles.
Federal News Service
Presidential statements, political leaders' speeches, briefings and interviews from federal agencies. Also provides major congressional hearing transcripts.
Gale Infotrac One File
Full-text service of scholarly journals. Certain titles are available with abstracts only.
Provides full-text searches of the digitized back issues of several hundred journals.
Directories of federal agencies, Congress, courts, and local municipalities. Also available in print format. Currently, the Reference Service holds the following titles: Federal Yellow Book, Federal Regional Yellow Book, State Yellow Book, Congressional Yellow Book, and Judicial Yellow Book.
Information aggregator with multiple U.S. and international news and legal sources.
Major U.S. newspapers delivered in their original format.
Can search WorldCat (the OCLC catalog of books and other materials in over 10,000 libraries worldwide)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Full-text access to the following newspapers, dating back to 1800; the Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
The following CD-ROM-based databases are available at the U.S. Embassy Reference Service. These are only for archival purposes and no longer updated. The latest information can be searched from other web-based databases. For details, please contact us.
Index to biographical information from books, periodicals, obituaries in newspapers, and other printed materials published from July 1984 to January 2006.
Congressional Masterfile 2 (CIS Index)
Index and abstracts to publications of the U.S. Congress, including congressional reports, published hearings, committee prints, and related documents from 1970 to September 1998.
Full-text access to CQ Researcher articles from 1992 to 2000.
Cumulative Book Index
Citations to English-language books published worldwide from 1982 to October 1999.
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
Index service to over 3,600 publications on public and social policy. Covers monographs, serials, government documents, and research institute reports. Coverage is from 1972 to October 2004.
PDQ (Public Diplomacy Query)
Index and full-text service to U.S. Government official texts regarding international relations. Includes policy statements and press briefings by the Department of State and the White House. Covers from 1988 to September 1996.