CiNii (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator) is a database service which is provided by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo, Japan. It offers information on academic publications as follows:

  • CiNii Articles - information on academic articles published in academic society journals, university research bulletins or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database
  • CiNii Books - information on books and journals held by university libraries in Japan
  • CiNii Dissertations - information on dissertations written for doctoral degrees in Japan conferred by Japanese Universities and the National Institute for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the CiNii website. CiNii is available free of charge for any internet user.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library HelpDesk on extension 27200 or email