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Searching the Card Catalog

  • Not all materials acquired before FY1990 are in HERMES. If you cannot find an item using HERMES, please search the card catalog. It is located near the browsing area on the 1st floor of the main building.
  • The usual procedure is to search for Japanese books by title, and foreign books by author.
  • Card catalog information is not updated. Since call numbers given in the card catalog may not be accurate, please check HERMES as well when searching.

Types of Card Catalogs

Material Type Arrangement Last Updated
Japanese books in the Kunitachi Classification
(divided between 1966 onwards and 1965 and earlier)
Alphabetically by title and author (or co-author) February 1991
Japanese books in the Kodaira Classification Alphabetically by title February 1991
Chinese classics and Chinese books Alphabetically by Japanese reading of title/author (co-author)
Main Building Classification code order
1992
Korean books IIn Hangul Ganada order by title and author
Alphabetically for items translated into Japanese
2000
Theses
(including master's theses and credit-earning theses for doctoral courses)
Divided by department, and then arranged alphabetically by author February 1991
Foreign books in the Kunitachi Classification or Kodaira Classification Alphabetically by author (co-author) February 1991
Russian books Alphabetically by author (co-author) 1993

Japanese titles and authors are romanized using the Hepburn system.

As a rule, Japanese and Chinese books are arranged in character order, while foreign books are arranged in alphabetical order.

Some foreign books may be arranged by title when the names of the author(s) are uncertain or multiple.

How to Read the Cards

The call number is written in the top left-hand corner of the card. This code will show you where the material is located.Floor Guide

Items marked with a “研” or “産研” stamp are held by the Institute of Economic Research Library and Institute of Innovation Research (collection inherited from the former Division of Industrial Management Research ) respectively.

Sample Card (Japanese Book)

Sample Card (Japanese Book)

Sample Card (Foreign Book)

Sample Card (Foreign Book)

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