June 7, 2021
The following issues have been fixed
May 6, 2021
Mar. 8, 2021
Feb. 9, 2021
Other minor improvements have been made.
Jan. 12, 2021
Dec 7, 2020
Nov 2, 2020
August 11, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
June 8, 2020
May. 7, 2020
Nov. 5, 2019
and solved some other issues.
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.
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.