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The following databases are available at the American Centers in Japan. Availability differs depending on the center. Please contact us for details. 

Full-text service of over 2,000 scholarly journals mainly in the humanities and social sciences. Certain titles are available with abstracts only. The following databases are available: Political Science Complete and MasterFILE Premier.

ProQuest Academic Research Library
Full-text service of approximately 4,000 scholarly journals mainly in the humanities and social sciences. Certain titles are available with abstracts only.

USA Trade Online
Trade data from the U.S. Census Bureau. You can access current U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export items and 24,000 import items.

Wall Street Journal Online
Full-text service of the Wall Street Journal for the past two years. Older articles are available at

The U.S. Embassy / American Center Reference Service offers the following databases as well. Librarians will search these databases for you and provide you with the search results. For details, please contact us.

Associations: Gale Directory Library
Information source for more than 460,000 international and U.S. non-profit membership organizations in all fields.

Biography in Context
Biographies and full-text articles.

Books in Print
Comprehensive database of world wide English-language book titles. Searchable by author, title, ISBN, subject, and publisher. Also provides ordering and contact information for publishers in the U.S.
Provides the texts of congressional bills, major hearings, committee reports, and related congressional materials.
GalleryWatch was merged into in March 2010. The contents previously provided by GalleryWatch, such as CRS reports, are now available on
Provides the full texts of newspaper and business periodical articles.

Gale Academic One File
Full-text service of scholarly journals. Certain titles are available with abstracts only.

Provides full-text searches of the digitized back issues of several hundred journals.

Leadership Directories
Directories of federal agencies, Congress, courts, and local municipalities. Also available in print format. Currently, the Reference Service holds the following titles: Federal Yellow Book, Federal Regional Yellow Book, State Yellow Book, Congressional Yellow Book, and Judicial Yellow Book.

Information aggregator with multiple U.S. and international news and legal sources.

Major U.S. newspapers delivered in their original format.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Full-text access to the following newspapers, dating back to 1800; the Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

(Last Updated: Dec. 4, 2015)