Entries in bibliographic records

The organization of entries in this database is set out below. In the list display screen, those categories with an asterisk are not displayed.

  • 1. DB
  • 2. Article ID*
  • 3. Research Library request number*
  • 4. Article author
  • 5. Alternative form for article author*
  • 6. Article title
  • 7. Alternative form for article title*
  • 8. Book editor/author
  • 9. Alternative form for editor/author*
  • 10. Journal/book title
  • 11. Alternative form for Journal/book title*
  • 12. Volume number
  • 13. Page numbers
  • 14. Total number of pages*
  • 15. Publisher
  • 16. Publication year
  • 17. Publication country*
  • 18. Keywords
  • 19. Chapter title/Table of contents
  • 20. Fields
  • 21. Article author in Latin script (automatically generated)*
  • 22. Book editor/author in Latin script (automatically generated)*
  • 23. Update
  • 24. (Link)

1.DB

Journal (雑誌) indicates academic journals and university bulletins; Collections of papers (論文集) indicates independent volumes that are collections of articles; Book (図書) indicates other independent volumes.

2.Article ID*

ID number for the bibliographic record

3.Research Library request number*

This is the request number for a bulletin, journal, or book in the holdings of the Research Library of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. Items that are not in the holdings are marked “ - ”.

4.Article author

This is the name of the author of the article. In the case of multiple authors, the names are concatenated by “ ; ”. All names appear in the order “Surname Given name,” and for names in the alphabet, a comma “ , ” follows the surname. Names for which the surname and given name cannot be verified are entered as they appear in the text.

5.Alternative form for article author*

An alternative form for article author (which may comprise a transliteration into the alphabet, for example) is entered if provided. If the entry for article author is specified in a search, the alternative form is included in the search.

6.Article title

This is the title of the article.

7.Alternative form for article title*

An alternative form for article title (which may comprise a transliteration into the alphabet, for example) is only entered if provided. If the entry for Article title is specified in a search, the alternative form is included in the search.

8.Book editor/author

This is the name of the editor or author of a book. In the case of multiple authors, the names are concatenated by “ ; ”. All names appear in the order “Surname Given name,” and for names in the alphabet, a comma “ , ” follows the surname. Names for which the surname and given name cannot be verified are entered as they appear in the text.

9.Alternative form for editor/author*

An alternative form for editor/author is entered if provided. If the entry for editor/author is specified in a search, the alternative form is included in the search.

10.Journal/book title

This is the title of the bulletin, journal, or book in which the article is featured.

11.Alternative form for Journal/book title*

An alternative form for journal/book title is entered if provided. If the entry for journal/book title is specified in a search, the alternative form is included in the search.

12.Volume number

This is the volume number of the bulletin or journal.

13.Page numbers

These are the pages which the article occupies. For journals that are primarily written in vertical script, articles written in horizontal script are sometimes assigned page numbers in reverse order. For some older records no page numbers are assigned.

14.Total number of pages*

This is the total number of pages of a book.

15.Publisher

The university or publishing company issuing the bulletin, journal, or book is specified in this entry.

16.Publication year

This is the year in which the bulletin, journal, or book was published.

17.Publication country*

This is the country in which the bulletin, journal, or book was published. For publication domestic to Japan or those for which the publication country is not specified, the entry is left blank.

18.Keywords

These are entered only if provided in the article. There are cases where, for articles having no keywords in the records produced by the collaborative project “Publication of a Comprehensive Catalogue of Research on Japanese Language Studies,” between the Society for the Study of Japanese Language and the National Language Research Institute, keywords have been provided by the author afterwards, and these are entered here..

19.Chapter title/Table of contents

The chapter headings or table of contents is entered here. Secondary headings and subheadings such as 1-2. etc. are as a rule not entered. For records in the “Japanese Language Studies Annual Survey and Bibliography” up to and including 2009, and records in the “List of publications by the Society for Japanese Language Education,” this information is not entered.

20.Fields

At present articles are assigned up to 3 main fields. Be aware that, depending on the year of cataloguing, there is some variation in assignments. For details, see “About fields.”

21.Article author in Latin script (automatically generated)*

Only in the case where there is no alphabet spelling provided for the article author or alternative form for aritcle author, an automatically generated Kunreisiki spelling for the article author is entered.

22.Book editor/author in Latin script (automatically generated)*

Only in the case where there is no alphabet spelling provided for the book editor/author or alternative form for editor/author, an automatically generated Kunreisiki spelling for the author’s name is entered.

23.Update

Newly updated records are marked.

For records that have links to the full text (pdf) of the article in question, there is a “display text” button. From there the text can be accessed through a handle page. The specifications of the handle page depend on the institution in question.