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Malfunction Information
  • The function for adding your loans to the Favorites List via My Library is currently out of service. (Dec. 12, 2019)
  • Searching by tags is currently out of service.(Sep. 25,2019)
    →We have withdrawn the service since the malfunction is continuing and we are not able to solve the problem yet at this time.(Nov. 5,2019)
    ※Please use Labeling instead.
New Features

Mar. 13, 2024

  1. Full-time faculty/staff members and professors emeriti are now able to request book delivery from Waseda University Library using KOSMOS. For details, see help.
  2. When signing in, you will find a button ‘ILL Request (Photocopy)' on the detail screen of the library item. The button will take you to the online form for document delivery (photocopy request). For details, see help.

Nov. 6, 2023

  1. When displaying citations section by clicking "citing this" or "cited in this" at the bottom of each record, materials that are not "Available Online" are now included in the results. In addition, a link error to Web of Science has been resolved.
  2. Previously, the Citation export action in the "Send to" section copied citations to the clipboard in plain text format, but the citation's formatting (such as italics) was lost when copying it to a document (such as Microsoft Word). You can now save the citation to the clipboard in Rich Text Format and retains the citation's formatting when copied to Microsoft Word documents. In addition, the issue of not being able to generate the first initial of the first author's name when using the APA 7th edition format has been fixed.
  3. Unable to export records in Newspaper search to Endnote. This has been fixed.

Jun. 5, 2023

  1. Changed the order of top menu links. Please click the three dot menu icon to view all menu items.
  2. Some labels and records added to Saved Records in My Favorites temporarily disappear from the Labels section when selected. This has been fixed.

May 8, 2023

  1. You will receive the following warning prompt 60 seconds before timeout. (When signed-in, your session will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity.) For details, see help.
  2. The issue that the filter in Get It section doesn’t work has been fixed.
  3. After performing "Seach Inside", the new results page displayed in Japanese was open even though the "Display Language" was set to English. This has been fixed.

Mar. 6, 2023

  1. When using Mendeley export, only the first subject was sent to "Author Keywords" (RIS KW field) and repeated occurrences were omitted. This has been fixed.

Feb. 6, 2023

  1. You can now set the number of page results by also clicking the expand icon next to the total results count that appears at the top of the page. For details, see help.
  2. When signed in, you can now search saved records. The search is performed on the Title, Author and labels fields. For details, see help for "Search in My Favorites".
  3. With advanced searches, you can now search by BOOKID (the number printed on the barcode label attached to the material). For details, see help.
  4. You can now use the Starts With option to search for call numbers.

Q. How do I expand my search to Waseda University's collections?​

A. Enter search terms in the search box, then select the search scope "Library Catalog (Keio & Waseda)" by clicking on the magnifying-glass-shaped icon on the right hand of the search box. You will get search results containing both Keio and Waseda Universities' collections in print and digital formats. 

Q. How do I find the REQUEST button?

A. The button is displayed when you are signing in to KOSMOS.

Q. How do I find specific volumes and issues when searching a journal? There are too many volumes and issues.

A. Click on the funnel-shaped icon that appears in the "Get It" section. You would be able to filter the search results by location, volume, year and description.

KOSMOS Help > How to Interpret Each Record > "Get It" Section

Q. When I type in the surname and given name of a particular author then submit a search, I get many search results that are apparently not the works by the intended author. Do you have any tips for a more accurate searching?

A. Try Phrase Search. If you enclose more than a search term in quotation marks, the search terms are recognized as a phrase. You may also submit a Phrase Search by choosing the search style "with my exact phrase." 

Q. When I search, I get too many search results including unnecessary records. Do you have any tips for a more efficient searching?

A. As you submit a search, the system may divide search terms into single characters, and retrieve any records that contain the characters, resulting in a huge number of records to be found. We suggest Phrase Search by title, author name and other conditions if you are looking for specific library items. 

Example 1: "congnitive" "sociology" → Performs AND Search for the terms. Any record that contains both "cognitive" and "sociology" are searched. In the search results, the words may or may not appear adjacent to each other.
Example 2: "cognitive sociology" → Performs Phrase Search. The search results include the phrase "cognitive sociology," in other words the search terms appear in sequence as stated in the search box.

Q. Can I search CiNii Research via KOSMOS using the search scope "Articles"? 

A. Yes and No. There are some materials that are included in CiNii Research but cannot be searched in KOSMOS. We recommend that you search the CiNii Research site directly.

Q. What types of databases can I search via KOSMOS using the search scope "Articles"?

A. Various databases around the world are available. They are very helpful to cross-search a large number of articles at a time. The function of "Articles" is controlled systematically, and the conditions and environments may be changed without any notification. If you prefer searching specific databases rather than comprehensive searching, we recommend direct access to them instead of KOSMOS.

※Here are a part of the databases available through KOSMOS. Please note that there are more.

-Bibliographic information for journals, books, articles published in Japan

--National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index, J-Stage, institutional repositories, JapanKnowledge, Japan Medical Abstracts, etc.

-Bibliographic information for journals, books, articles published by major publishers in Europe and the United States
--Brill, CUP, Elsevier,IEEE, NLM, OUP, Sage, SpringerNature, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, etc.

-Bibliographic information and citations for articles included in major databases
--Web of Science, Scopus, JSTOR, PubMed, etc.

-Bibliographic information for archival collections on history, diplomacy and politics 
--EEBO, ECCO, NECO, etc.

-Bibliographic information for newspaper articles
--NYT, WSJ, Times, etc.

Q. I want to narrow my search results by filtering. What should I do if there is no ideal filter shown on the screen?

A. There are several types of filter categories such as language, subject, creator and so on. Each category is capable of displaying up to 50 filters. If more than 50 filters exist in a category, rest of the filters are hidden subsequently that you cannot find them on the screen. In case that the filter matching your needs is not found, try other search methods such as Advanced Search or Phrase Search.

Q. A library called "Kyoseikan" is included in the pickup location list. Could you tell me where it is?

A. Kyoseikan Library, which is located on Hiyoshi Campus, is a library for Graduate Schools of Business Administration, System Design & Management, and Media Design. If you are an undergraduate student, please do NOT choose Kyoseikan as a pickup location, for undergraduate students are not allowed to enter except those who have applied in advance for permission. Make sure to choose a library where you can access for sure. Please note that the request by an undergraduate student, in which Kyoseikan is selected as a pickup location, will be canceled.​

[Archive]New Features

Dec. 13, 2022

  1. The large number of records in MyFavorites could not be exported to Mendeley, RefWorks, BIBTEX and PRINT. This has been fixed.
  2. The large number of records may not be exported to Endnote. Please download the records in RIS format first, then import them to Endnote.

Dec .5, 2022

  1. The following issues have been solved. Please note that you can save a maximum of 50 records at one time from your active loan or loan history.
    - Active loan and loan history record in My Library cannot be sent by e-mail. 
    - Unable to export more than 10 records to EndNote at once.

Nov. 7, 2022

  1. For the mobile version (iOS), the issue that the export actions menu was covered by the search box in the search results list has been fixed. Please note that export to Excel, BIBTEX and RIS is no longer available for the mobile version.
  2. The "Share" export action has been added to the search results and My Favorites. You can share the permalink using Facebook and Twitter.
  3. The design of the feedback tool icon for users to report broken links has changed.

Aug. 31, 2022

  1. The seach scope "Everything" now includes holdings of Waseda University Libraries.
  2. The order of search scope "Everything" and "Library Catalogs (Keio & Waseda)" has switched.

Aug. 8, 2022

  1. The issue that cannot open Virtual Browse item when opening a full view from My Favorites has been fixed.
  2. The issue on switching from Active loans to Previous and historic loans has been fixed.

Jul. 4, 2022

  1. The active loan and loan history record in My Library can be exported to Excel and printed now. However, the problem that e-mail from My Library did not return any data persists.
  2. The bug that license information is not displayed in View Online has been fixed.
  3. Descriptions of suppressed items displayed in the item filter. This has been fixed.
  4. We are testing a new feedback tool for users to report broken links to the library. When you find a broken link, you can click the "!" icon which displays at the bottom right corner. Please note that you won't receive any messages from the library.

May 2, 2022

  1. When placing book requests, your campus now appears first in the list of pickup locations. .

Apr. 4, 2022

  1. The total number of pages is included for exporting to the bibliographic record of books to RIS or EndNote (EP tag).

Mar. 7, 2022

  1. After performing an advanced search, the Search Criteria section is collapsed. For more information, please see Help.

Jan. 11, 2022

  1. In some cases, the source of a record as shown in the record's details was different from the source when using the Send to Print action. This has been fixed.
  2. In Article Search, when exporting records from Primo/VE to RIS or to a reference management system (such as EndNote), they appeared with type Generic. This has been fixed to map the correct type (Book, Journal, etc.).

Dec. 6, 2021

  1. The problem where the overdue alert mark would always appear when viewing the loan history in My Library has been fixed.

Nov 18, 2021

  1. A Issue regarding long keywords not returning any search result has been solved.
  2. The scope of e-Journal is now displayed in the search results(Only when the scope is limited).
  3. In Article Search, some records that lack its journal title have been fixed.

Sep. 22, 2021

  1. The links to the full-text of articles available on the Internet through Unpaywall are now displayed in the search results list. Please keep in mind that the full-text PDF downloaded from the link may or may not be the final edition. For more information, please see Help.
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  3. Added an icon to the search range selection pull-down.

Aug. 2, 2021

The following improvements have been made.

  1. In the search results list, the number of results displayed per page can now be customized
  2. CDI search results now more accurately show links to paper holdings and electronic resources
  3. Facet lists are no longer hidden in the search window in the mobile version

July 5, 2021

  1. Some of J-Stage link would not be linked correctly in the article search
  2. The top page would not be displayed and would remain in the loading state
  3. Improved search function when keywords contain hyphens: For example, searches for the term chat-room, will also include results for chat room and chatroom.

June 7, 2021

The following issues have been fixed

  1. Volume and part names of books are not displayed in the My Library "Request" page
  2. The overdue mark next to the "Loan" tab in My Library is not displayed correctly when you are borrowing large number of books.

May 6, 2021

  1. Fixed a bug that prevented searching for keywords containing 々 and 〇.
  2. Search suggestions now include keywords of search history in the same session.

Mar. 8, 2021

  1. The titles in the loan list in My Library now have the volume number.
  2. The problem where a resource which has secondary title would cause a significant drop in display ranking, even though the search is for a keyword that is an exact match to the primary title, has been resolved.

Feb. 9, 2021

  1. The problem with the kanji search has been resolved. In principle, the same characters in simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, and Japanese kanji can now be searched simultaneously
  2. The problem of the resource type not being registered correctly when registering to EndNote has been fixed

Other minor improvements have been made.

Jan. 12, 2021

  1. The following issues have been solved.
    • -Some of the contents in the NDL Journal Article Index("Zassaku") could not be searched in the "Article Search"
    • -The year of publication would not be included when exporting to Mendeley

Dec 7, 2020

  1. Enable to set Search Alerts
    Setting/Cancelling Alerts
  2. Enable to use QR Code as a link to a detail page

Nov 2, 2020

  1. The following issue has been solved.
    • -When trying to view details of Waseda holdings, the display position has been moved back to the Keio holdings section.

August 11, 2020

  1. Enable to download records in Excel or CSV format
  2. Enable to sort and filter their saved searches by specific labels on mobile devices

Jul 6, 2020

  1. The following issues have been solved.
    • -Pre-filtering with a resource type on article search scope does not work
    • -Location ordering profile setting does not work
    • -Automatic logout due to time out does not correctly logging out.
  2. Setting Cursor/Focus in the Search Box

June 8, 2020

  1. Enable to export to EndNote
    Note: Exporting "Resource Type" does not work correctly.

May. 7, 2020

  1. Enable to export to Mendeley
  2. Enable to use sticky facet, a function to make all facet locked by one click.
  3. Improved Display of Subcategories for Journal Searches
and solved some other issues.

Nov. 5, 2019

  1. Enable to select multiple items on the Brief Results page and perform the following operations in bulk
    ・Apply export actions (such as print, email, and export to RefWorks).
    ・Save to My Favorites by selecting the Pin icon that appears above the list of records. In addition, signed-in users are permitted to apply a new or existing label to the items.
    Select Individual/All Search Results
  2. Enable to create Short Permalinks for Records

and solved some other issues.