Summary: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) between Japan and the US
Many Japanese language books and articles are available within the United States or they may be
requested from Japan. If the item you need cannot be found in MNCAT, the following sources
may be helpful.
WorldCat: WorldCat contains the holdings of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide, including
Waseda University Libraries and Keio University Libraries. Please see the instructions on how
to request material through WorldCat. https://umn.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/WorldCatProcedure.pdf
NACSIS CAT/ILL: this catalog is available in both Japanese and English. It contains catalog
records from Japanese libraries that participate in the GIF (Global ILL Framework) program, an
international interlibrary loan program for sharing books and articles. Material that you locate in
this catalog can be requested via ILLiad (see below).
WebCat Plus (Japanese only, includes Advanced search): http://webcatplus-equal.nii.ac.jp/
NACSIS WebCat (English): http://webcat.nii.ac.jp/webcat_eng.html
Zasshi Kiji Sakuin, the National Diet Library catalog. Use this catalog as a source for citations.
You will need to fill out the ILLiad request form for this material. http://opac.ndl.go.jp/index.html
Sources for Japanese articles:
Magazine Plus (to access please contact: David Faust, firstname.lastname@example.org)
ILLiad: Once you locate the material you need, you can fill out an Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
request. To do so, you must first submit a one-time registration in ILLiad, the system used to