(last modified on 2017.9.15)
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"Guide to UTokyo Libraries"
  A concise PDF pamphlet describing the services provided by UTokyo libraries.

"Library Location Map"
  A PDF map showing where on campus each library is located.
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How to use UTokyo OPAC

 UTokyo OPAC top page
Books and journals can be searched by the University of Tokyo OPAC (Online Public-Access Catalog).
*Search by selecting the "UTokyo OPAC" tab.
*Clicking on other tabs will allow searches through external databases (Other Univ., CiNii Articles, etc.), but be aware that search rules differ from those for OPAC.
[1] Entrance to MyOPAC
This links to the login page for MyOPAC.
Logging in to MyOPAC provides access to many services.
→see: How to use MyOPAC
[2] ASK Service
You can submit a question through ASK Service from this menu. You'll receive a response from a library via e-mail.
[3] New Books List
New Books List is displayed for the General Library, the Komaba Library, the Kashiwa Library, and many department libraries.
  This menu links to GACoS, a gateway to search for documents and other academic information over the internet. Databases are available outside the campus via SSL-VPN Gateway and Authentication Gateway Service with UTokyo Account. For more information, see
 ⇒Online services available from outside the campus

[5] Search Articles (TREE)
TREE (UTokyo REsource Explorer) is a service where you can search for academic information through one search bar. You can search for paper materials and electronic copies, as well as books and articles at once on TREE.
TREE’s scope is databases/electronic journals that UTokyo has subscriptions.

[6] Other Univ.
Selecting "Other Univ." tab, you can search other books and journals held by other universities in Japan. CiNii Books database is used for the search.
[7] CiNii Articles
CiNii Articles is a database which covers all fields of Japanese academic papers provided by National Insitute of Informatics. For precise information, see CiNii Articles
JAIRO provides cross-search for academic information stored in the institutional repositories in Japan.
[9] Amazon
pages for book purchase
E-JOURNAL PORTAL provides search for e-journals and e-books subscribed by UTokyo.
[11] WorldCat
WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections brought by OCLC.
[12] Advanced [search]
Click "Advanced" to perform advanced search.
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Advanced search

[1] Document Type
Searches can be refined by specifying document type.
Putting checkmarks in "Books" or "Journals" will allow searches of both Japanese and English language books or journals.

[2] Campus
Searches can be refined by specifying campus or the library.

[3] Search Field
Searches can be made with search fields such as "Title," "Author," and "Publisher."
Be aware of input rules when using search fields other than "Any (keyword)." How to search using partial keywords? →see: Truncation (Prefix Matching)

[4] Boolean Operations
To use multiple fields for search terms, select boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) from the pull down menu.

[5] Sort / Ascending or Descending order
Display order of search results (title, author, year, publisher, relevance) can be set to ascending or descending order.

[6] Number of results displayed

You can set the number of search results displayed on one page.

[7] Search Option
Conditions such as year, country, and language can be specified.

[8] Return to UTokyo OPAC
Click on the logo in the upper-left corner of the page to return to UTokyo OPAC.
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Advanced keyword techniques

 General rule
 Title, Series name
 Author, Editor
 Exact match
 Phrase searching
 Right-hand truncation (Prefix Matching)
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Placing an order for book reservation, photocopies, and delivery

 The OPAC search results screen (for paper journals and books)
Search results:

Search results can be exported to citation tools such as RefWorks, EndNote, and Mendeley.
For journal:
Check the "Location" and "Volumes" to see which volumes and issues of the journal are available. Click Copy button or PDF button to request copy or pdf of journals!
*When logging into MyOPAC from the top of the OPAC screen, buttons will be displayed.

For books:
You can place a delivery request for the holdings of libraries in other campuses by clicking Reserve button. If it is listed as "On Loan," you can also make a reservation for the materials with the Reserve button.
Click Copy button or PDF button to request copy or pdf of books!
*When logging into MyOPAC from the top of the screen, buttons will be displayed.
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 A range of methods for obtaining material
Available services vary by library. For details, consult with your department library.

This mark indicates paid services.
You can reserve and request delivery/copy/pdf via MyOPAC.
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 Returning a book
If the book was borrowed from a library on a different campus, it can be returned without visiting the campus. Return the book to your department library or the campus libraries, the General Library, Komaba Library and Kashiwa library, then the book would be returned to the library where it belongs.
* If you and the library where the borrowed book belongs are at the same campus, please go to return the book directly.
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 How to extend the loan period
Please return books before they become overdue. If you would like to borrow the books longer, the loan periods can be extended if the books are not yet overdue. Any of the methods below can be used to extend the loan period.
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 Making a request for library purchase of the book
If the book you need is not found at the library, you can make a request for library purchase of the book.
The request for a book will be considered by the library to which the request is made.
If you make the request through MyOPAC, the processing status of the request can be viewed on the MyOPAC page.

Any of the methods below can be used to make a request for library purchase. For those with a faculty account, requests can be made through the link.
For details, inquire at your department library.
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 Searching other universities' holdings
If the University of Tokyo Library doesn't have the books or journals you need, search other universities' holdings. Switch the tab to "Other Univ.", now books and journals held by other universities can be searched.
(Search rules differ from those of UTokyo OPAC. When using abbreviations, you need 2 or more letters and suffix *. Example: ame* jour* sociol*)
If the document is located at another university, a "Copy/Borrow from other univ." link will be displayed on the search results page.
Click the link to make a request for copy or borrowing.
For details, consult with your department library.
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How to use MyOPAC

 Login / logout
There are links to the MyOPAC log-in page on the OPAC page.
You can log in to MyOPAC from off-campus as well.
Log in with your UTokyo Account, and the MyOPAC page will open.
Please use library account if you do not have UTokyo Account.
Please enable cookies in your Web browser settings.
*If you are experiencing difficulty with logging in, please consult with your department library.
*→see: Change Password -- Help
*When finished using MyOPAC, be sure to click "MyOPAC Logout" at the upper-right corner of the MyOPAC page to log out. And click on the red X icon at the top-right of the screen to close the browser.
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 The MyOPAC service menu
By logging into MyOPAC, the following services become available: Additionally, notices from libraries and calendars/hours of the frequently visited libraries can be displayed. Bookmarks can be made to save OPAC search results as links.
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 How to use MyOPAC
[1] OPAC searches
You can input keywords to OPAC search box. When searching OPAC from here, a request button such as "Reserve" and "Copy" will be displayed on the search results page. →see: The OPAC search results screen (for paper journals and books)
Clicking the "Advanced Search" link opens the OPAC advanced search page.

[2] Selecting a counter
Selecting the frequently-used library displays calendars and notices from the library.

[3] Messages from the library
Messages from libraries sent to you will be displayed on MyOPAC. It may be the information such as library events, penalties being imposed, or a reserved book becoming available. Please be certain to read them.

[4] Links to services
To extend a lending period or perform other functions, mouseover "MyOPAC Service" and click links to the services.

[5] Bookmark
Clicking on "More" will display the bookmarks list you've registered.
Clicking on "Edit" lets you edit and delete bookmarks.
There are two methods for registering bookmarks:

(1) Bookmarking OPAC search results
After logging in to MyOPAC, search with OPAC and click on "Bookmark" on the results page. Enter the necessary fields, and click on "Insert."

(2) Registering bookmarks from the bookmark page (other websites, etc.)
Click on "Edit" and "Add a Bookmark" on the bookmarks list, enter the necessary fields, and click on "Exit."

[6] Setting content not to be displayed
To hide irrelevant contents, place the mouse over the title of contents and click the "X." (Some content cannot be hidden.)
To use the default menu, click on "Set Default."

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