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Malfunction Information
  • 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    →We have withdrawn the service since the malfunction is continuing and we are not able to solve the problem yet at this time.(Nov. 5,2019)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.
  • Long keywords, consisting of approximately 25 or more letters, do not return any search result.(Oct. 28,2019)
  • The function for adding your loans to the Favorites List via My Library is currently out of service. (Dec. 12, 2019)
New Features

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



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 Articles via KOSMOS using the search scope "Articles"? 

A. Yes. Please note that the search scope "Articles"enables you to search various databases including CiNii Articles. The cross-searching helps you find many articles at once. On the other hand, you may get too many search results though. If you prefer searching CiNii Articles solely, we recommend direct access to CiNii Articles instead of KOSMOS.

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 admitted to the library unless they bring letters of introduction. 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

[Archive]New Features

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.