Cataloging

1. Information resources

In Japanese books, bibliography information is found on the title page on the front and in the colophon at the back.

Examples of colophons
・Colophon written left to right ・Colophon written top to bottom
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Words for colophons

版(はん)/Edition 版(はん)/Edition
刷(すり/さつ)/Print/Impression
責任(せきにん)/Responsibility 著者(ちょしゃ)/Author
編者(へんじゃ/へんしゃ)/Editor
監修(かんしゅう)/Editorial supervisor
出版(しゅっぱん)/Publication 出版者(しゅっぱんしゃ)/発行所(はっこうしょ)/Publisher
  • Japanese can be written from left to right (horizontally) or from top to bottom (vertically). As such the publication year tends to be written using the Western year number conversion (e.g. 2011) in horizontally, whereas in vertically the Japanese reckoning is more commonly used (e.g. Heisei 23).
  • Arabic numerals are normally used in horizontal writing, and kanji numerals in vertical writing.
Examples
  • 2011年4月1日
  • 平成二十三年四月一日

Arabic/Kanji numeral correspondence table

Arabic numerals 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 100 1000
Kanji numerals



2. CiNii Books

This is the union catalog of university libraries and others.
Character readings can be searched by hiragana, katakana or Roman characters.

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Search-window Words

タイトル(たいとる) Title
著者名(ちょしゃめい) Author
出版者(しゅっぱんしゃ) Publisher
ISBN/ISSN International Standard Numbers
件名(けんめい) Subject
分類(ぶんるい) Classification
注記(ちゅうき) Note
資料種別(しりょうしゅべつ) Format
言語種別(げんごしゅべつ) Language
出版年(しゅっぱんねん) Year

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Detail-window Words

タイトル・著者名(たいとる・ちょしゃめい)/Title/Author Information
書誌事項(しょしじこう)/Bibliographic Information 詳細情報(しょうさいじょうほう)
/Details
図書館所蔵(としょかんしょぞう)/Holding Libraries
外部リンク(がいぶりんく)/External link
内容(ないよう)/Contents
注記(ちゅうき)/Note
関連文献(かんれんぶんけん)/Related Books


3. NDL-OPAC

This is the catalog of the National Diet Library.

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キーワード(きーわーど) Keywords
タイトル(たいとる) Title
著者(ちょしゃ) Author
出版者(しゅっぱんしゃ) Publisher
請求記号(せいきゅうきごう) Call No.
件名(けんめい) Subject Heading
分類(ぶんるい) Classification No.
ISBN/ISSN International Standard Numbers
資料種別(しりょうしゅべつ) Material Types
所蔵場所(しょぞうばしょ) Location
出版年(しゅっぱんねん) Year of Publication
本文の言語(ほんぶんのげんご) Text Language

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Detail-window Words

資料種別(しりょうしゅべつ) Material Types
請求記号(せいきゅうきごう) Call No.
タイトル(たいとる) Title
責任表示(せきにんひょうじ) Responsibility/Author
出版事項(しゅっぱんじこう) Publication etc.
形態・付属資料(けいたい・ふぞくしりょう) Physical Descript.
ISBN/ISSN International Standard Numbers
著者標目(ちょしゃひょうもく) Author Heading
件名(けんめい) Subject Heading


4. Osaka Prefectural Library Web Catalog

This is the catalog of the Osaka Prefectural Library.

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Search-window Words

書名(しょめい) Title
著者(ちょしゃ) Author
出版者(しゅっぱんしゃ) Publisher
件名(けんめい) Subject
分類(ぶんるい) Classification
出版年(しゅっぱんねん) Publication Year
コード(こーど) Code, ISBN, ISSN

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opac_syosai_e.jpg The contents title and subject are written over the Japanese characters in Roman characters (furigana).


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