OPAC (Catalog)

The online catalog, called OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) is used to search for materials in the Rikkyo University Library. Access our OPAC.

Call Numbers

A Call Number is like an address of the book which tells where the book is located in the library. It also appears on the OPAC search result page and the spine of the item. You may use it in finding materials since the Library shelves materials in order of call numbers. It is consist of three parts; classification, author, and volumes.

Call Number

※The Library uses the Nippon Decimal Classification (NDC). This system uses numbers to arrange materials by subjects.

Article Databases

The Library provides special and multi-disciplinary article databases that are indispensable tools for university level research.
Database List:
International Databases List:

Electronic Journals (E-Journals)

To browse and search journals that provide information in full-text see the A-to-Z.
Note: To search journal articles by keyword visit the E-Journal list to access each database. The A-to-Z listing offers an alphabetical list of journal titles and subject listings. Here you may access the name of journals, but not the articles themselves directly.

Flow Chart(Searching books and articles)

Flow Chart


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