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Databases (off-campus use)

Service Overview

You can use a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access e-journals and databasesfor which Kindai University has licensing agreementsfrom outside the university via the Kindai University network.
Please read the Terms of Use below before accessing these databases.

Eligible Users

Undergraduates, graduate students, and full-time faculty and staff of Kindai University
List of available databases

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1
  • Mac OS (operation confirmed with Mac OS X 10.10)
  • Android (compatible with Android OS 4.0 or later)
  • iOS (iPhone/iPad) (compatible with iOS 6 or later)
  • Linux (operation confirmed on CentOS 5)

Check These Items before Use (acquiring an academic user ID and password)

1. Undergraduates and Graduate Students of the Higashiosaka, Nara, Wakayama, or Hiroshima Campuses

No application is necessary. Log in with the academic user ID and password issued to you when you were admitted.

  • Correspondence Division students must apply to the Administrative Office of the Correspondence Division prior to use. Please note that only full-time students can use this service.

2. Full-time Faculty and Staff of the Higashiosaka Campus

Please obtain an academic user ID and password.

Please inquire at the Administrative Office of your faculty regarding acquiring an academic user ID.

3. For Persons Other Than 1 and 2 Above

To obtain a user name and password, request an "E-journal and Database Off-Campus Access Application Form" in advance at any library counter, fill in the required items, and return the form to the library counter.

The applicant must bring the application form to the library counter in person. We will confirm the applicant's identity at the time we accept the application. We ask your cooperation in this matter.

Once the application is submitted, it takes about five days until the ID and password are issued.

Locations Where Applications May Be Submitted

  • Higashiosaka Campus: Central Library (main counter, 3rd floor)
  • Nara Campus: Faculty of Agriculture Library
  • Osaka-Sayama Campus: Faculty of Medicine Library
  • Wakayama Campus: Faculty of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology Library
  • Hiroshima Campus: Faculty of Engineering Library
  • Fukuoka Campus: Faculty of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering Library

Terms of Use

  • Please be responsible in keeping your ID and password safe and secure.
  • If we discover fraudulent use or illicit activity, we will suspend use.

Prohibited Actions

In general, the following actions are strictly prohibited under the agreement with database providers.
Engaging in these activities may be regarded as copyright infringement, and may result in cancellation of the agreement or suspension of service for the entire university.

  • Use for purposes other than individual study or academic research.
  • Publishing search results (data) without permission of the database producer/owner.
  • Providing or distributing search results (data) to third parties, regardless of whether via printed hardcopy or electronic methods.
  • Acquiring excessive amounts of data at one time or continuously, whether manually or via use of an automated program.
  • Other acts contrary to the Terms of Use.

Usage Instructions

Refer to the following when using a Windows, iOS, or Android device.

Connecting for the First Time Using a Windows, iOS, or Android Device

For Windows Vista/7 Devices

  1. Click on the
  2. Enter your academic user ID and password.
  3. The "Manual Installation" screen will appear. Follow the instructions on the screen to install. (If the security warning screen shown below appears, click "Install".)

    The screen below will be displayed in the browser and installation begins.
  4. When the following screen appears, (List of Available Services), installation is complete.
  • If the Windows "Allow change" dialog box appears during installation, click "OK" to confirm and proceed with the installation.
  • If progress on the installation stops, the installation may have already been completed. From the Windows menu button at the bottom left of the screen , select All Programs → Cisco. If Cisco AnyConnect is displayed, Start from there. If it is not displayed, perform the installation procedure again from 1-1.
  • If you are prompted to enter a VPN server during start up, enter ssl-gw.clib.kindai.ac.jp.
  • During start up, if you are asked to enter an ID and password, enter your academic user ID.

For Windows 8/8.1 Devices

  1. Click on the クリックするとログインページに移動します。
  2. Enter your academic user ID and password.
  3. The "Manual Installation" screen will appear. Follow the instructions on the screen to install. (If the security warning screen shown below appears, click "Install".)

    The screen below will be displayed in the browser and installation begins.
  4. When installation is complete, use the Search function in the Charms Bar on the right side of the screen and search for Cisco AnyConnect. Then launch the application.
    • We recommend creating a shortcut on the desktop.
  5. Access databases and e-journals from this page. Note, however, that the accessible titles will vary depending on the campus to which you belong.
  • If the Windows "Allow change" dialog box appears during installation, click "OK" to confirm and proceed with the installation.
  • If progress on the installation stops, the installation may have already been completed. From the Windows menu button at the bottom left of the screen , select All Programs → Cisco. If Cisco AnyConnect is displayed, Start from there. If it is not displayed, perform the installation procedure again from 1-1.
  • If you are prompted to enter a VPN server during start up, enter ssl-gw.clib.kindai.ac.jp.
  • During start up, if you are asked to enter an ID and password, enter your academic user ID.

For iOS or Android Devices

  1. Download and install the Cisco AnyConnect application.
    iOS Note: Available from App Store

    Android Note: Available from Google Play.

    A dedicated app is available for each of the following models.
  2. Tap the AnyConnect icon to launch the application.
  3. At the initial startup, tap to agree to the End User License Agreement. Also, tap "OK" when the following message appears.
  4. Tap Connections < Add VPN Connection to add a new gateway access point. (Enter the server address: ssl-gw.clib.kindai.ac.jp)
  5. At the top of the screen, turn on the AnyConnect VPN (move the slider to the right).
  6. Enter your academic user ID and password and tap the Connections button.
    When your ID and password have been authenticated, the service will be accessible. (VPN will be displayed at the top of the screen.)
  7. Launch an Internet browser on your device and access databases and e-journals from this page. Note, however, that the accessible titles will vary depending on the campus to which you belong.

Connecting for the Second or Subsequent Time on a Windows, iOS, or Android Device

For Windows Vista/7 Devices

  1. From the Windows menu button at the bottom left of the screen, select All Programs → Cisco, and click on Cisco AnyConnect to launch the application.
  2. Enter your academic user ID and password, and log in.

For Windows 8/8.1 Devices

  1. Use the Search function in the Charms Bar on the right side of the screen and search for Cisco AnyConnect. Then launch the application.
  • We recommend creating a shortcut on the desktop.

For iOS or Android Devices

  1. Tap the AnyConnect icon to launch the application.
  2. Tap Connections and then the gateway access point to be used. (Enter the server name: ssl-gw.clib.kindai.ac.jp)
  3. Enter your academic user ID and password and tap the Connections button.
    When your ID and password have been authenticated, the service will be accessible. (VPN will be displayed at the top of the screen.)
  4. Launch an Internet browser on your device and access the databases and e-journals from this page. Note, however, that the accessible titles will vary depending on the campus to which you belong.

Disconnecting

For Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Devices

Click the connection icon at the bottom right of the screen and select VPN Disconnect.

For iOS Devices

  1. Tap the AnyConnect icon.
  2. Slide the AnyConnect VPN button to the left. Your VPN session is terminated when Details displays Disconnected. (VPN displayed at the top of the screen will also disappear.)

For Android Devices

  1. Tap the AnyConnect icon.
  2. In the AnyConnect home window, tap Menu → Exit. Your VPN session is terminated when VPN at the top of the screen has disappeared.
  • If you cannot terminate AnyConnect normally, open the Android application management screen and tap Force Stop to terminate the application manually.

List of Services
(Databases and e-journals accessible through an off-campus connection)

  1. CiNii Articles
  2. eol
  3. Factiva.com
  4. JapanKnowledge Lib
  5. JDreamⅢ
  6. NetLibrary
  7. The Museum of Modern Japanese LiteratureWeb Version
  8. Web OYA-bunko
  9. Kagakusho Shiryokan
  10. Kikuzo II Visual
  11. Zassaku-Plus
  12. Nikkei BP Article Search Service (academic edition)
  13. Nikkei Telecom
  14. Japan Center for Economic Research
  15. Maisaku
  16. Yomidas Rekishikan
  17. Rika Nenpyo Premium
  18. American Chemical Society
  19. APS (American Physical Society)
  20. EBSCOhost
  21. Emerald Management Xtra 150
  22. Gale Virtual Reference Library
  23. HCPP (House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 19th century/20th century)
  24. Journal of Biological Chemistry
  25. Journal of Cell Biology
  26. Literature Online
  27. MathSciNet
  28. Nature
  29. OECD iLibrary
  30. Oxford Journals
  31. PNAS (Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences)
  32. PRESS DISPLAY
  33. Royal Society of Chemistry
  34. Science Online
  35. ScienceDirect
  36. SciFinder (Academic)
  37. SpringerLink
  38. The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003
  39. The Times Digital Archive
  40. Web of Science
  41. Wiley Online Library
  42. Westlaw NEXT
  43. 人民日報 (People's Daily)
  • As of November 12, 2015.
  • The databases and e-journals that you may access will vary depending on the terms of the agreement, and on the campus on which your faculty/department is located and on the faculty/department to which you belong.
    For details, please check below.

List of Available Databases

Inquiries

Acquisition and Organization Department, Administrative Office, Central Library
Inquiries

  • Some of the linked materials or pages are only in Japanese.
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