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Searching HERMES

  • HERMES (Hitotsubashi Educational and Research MEdia Service) is the online catalog for Hitotsubashi University library.
  • Computers for the integrated library system were introduced in the library in 1992, automation of the card catalog started then.
  • As a rule, materials acquired from 1991 onwards are searchable via the online catalog. Materials acquired before 1991 are currently being added to HERMES.

HERMES (Online Library Catalog)

Important Tips for Searching HERMES

  • Entry into the system for materials published before FY1990 is still ongoing. Meantime please use the card catalog.
  • Books in Chinese/Korean/Cyrillic (Russian) have varying entry statuses and search methods, so searching for them requires special care.
  • You can search periodical titles in HERMES but not individual articles.

Understanding Search Results

Books

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Periodicals

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Materials included in HERMES

  1. The following materials in the library collection:
    • Books received from FY1991 onwards.
    • All Korean (Hangul) books.
    • All serial publications (periodicals (including electronic journals), almanacs, white papers, etc.)
    • Graduation theses, master's theses, credit-earning theses for doctoral courses, and doctoral dissertations received from FY1991 onwards
      • Some items may not be held at the library
      • Theses cannot be searched when connected from off campus
  2. Materials held at the Institute of Economic Research Library
  3. Materials held at the Research Centre for Information and Statistics of Social Science Library
  4. Materials acquired by the Center for Historical Social Science Literature from FY1991 onwards.
  5. All materials held at the Chiyoda Campus Library.
    Items acquired before the above-mentioned years are currently being entered into the system, and some of them are already searchable in HERMES.

Entry Status and Search Methods - By Language

Chinese books (including Chinese classics)

Entry status

  • Items received from FY1993 onwards can be searched for using HERMES.
  • Items with older dates of publication can sometimes be searched for via HERMES, so please use both HERMES and the card catalog.

Search method

  • Searching is possible via Kanji (simplified or traditional Chinese, or Japanese characters), Japanese reading, or Pin Yin Chinese romanization.
  • Chinese classics with a card catalog entry (and some that can be searched for via HERMES) can also be searched for via the National Chinese Classics Database.

National Chinese Classics Database

  • Search by specifying "Hitotsubashi University" as the "Holding Institution." Items are recorded using the original Chinese characters, but they can be searched for using any of the simplified or traditional Chinese, or Japanese characters.
  • Images of the opening pages for some items can be viewed.

Books in Korean (Hangul)

Entry status

  • Except for special items such as antique books and ancient writings, all items can be searched for using HERMES.

Search method

  • As a rule, books written in Hangul are searched for in Hangul.
  • Some items can only be searched for using the Japanese translation (Kanji or Japanese reading).

Books in Cyrillic (Russian)

Entry status

  • Items received from FY1994 onwards can be searched for using HERMES.
  • Items with older dates of publication can sometimes be searched for via HERMES, so please use both HERMES and the card catalog.

Search method

  • Searching is possible using either Cyrillic letters or their romanized transliteration.

Input Support Tools

  • A tool to convert Kanji (Japanese Kanji, and simplified or traditional Chinese characters) to their Kanji, Pin Yin or Hangul readings is available for use when searching or cataloging Chinese or Korean books.
  • Kanji - Pin Yin - Hangul: converting readings
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