Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Free Trial for Additional Features of the Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries

The current coverage of the Kikuzo II (Asahi Shinbun database) includes articles from 1945 to present. We have been offered a free trial (April 1 to May 31, 2010) for a couple of additional features that will expand the coverage to Meiji, Taisho and early Showa periods.

Meiji and Taisho Eras: 123,000 pages of the Asahi Shinbun between 1879 (when it was first published) and end of the Taisho era in 1926. Users can view the original newspaper as PDF, and all the articles and advertisements can be searched by dates, section numbers, time-line, keywords, and subject classification.

Pre-War Showa period (early Showa): 80,000 pages of Asahi Shinbun as images. It covers the period of early Showa through the Great Depression to the post-war Occupation period. In addition, it includes 470,000 advertisements.

Your feedback is extremely important! Please tell us what you think of the coverage, content, and how these additional features would be beneficial to your research. If you have any questions, or require any assistance with using this database, contact Fabiano Rocha, Japan Studies Librarian, at fabiano.rocha@utoronto.ca.

Enjoy the free trial!

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