Improvement of search specifications for the CiNii Books, displaying table of contents and uniform titles

May 10, 2013

The following new functions are available on CiNii Books from May 10.

Improvement of search specifications for the CiNii Books

By revising normalization process of variant characters and signs on CiNii Books, it became possible to perform search close to that which had been realized on NACSIS Webcat.

Displaying description and table of contents

Following book databases have now been incorporated. If there are description and table of contents, it will be displayed on book & journal details page.

  • BOOK database since 2006 (Tohan co.,Ltd, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai Inc., Nichigai Associates, Inc., Kinokuniya Company Ltd)
  • Nielsen Book Data since 1988 (Nielsen Book Services Limited)

*Description and table of contents are not searchable in the free word field of the book & journal search and not exportable at book & journal details page.

Display example of description and table of contents; ("Oxford textbook of community mental health")

The screen capture of description and table of contents in book and journal details page.

Search by uniform titles, alias names

It is now possible to search by uniform titles and alias names in the free word field or advanced search of the book & journal search. Changes of advanced search of the book & journal search are as follows.

The screen capture of advanced search of the book and journal search.

  1. "Include Uniform Titles" checkbox has been added to the title field.
  2. "Include Alias Names" checkbox has been added to the author field.
  3. "Uniform Title ID" has been added.

Displaying Uniform Titles

"Uniform Title" in the Bibliographic Information area and "Uniform Title ID" in the Details area have been displayed.

Display example of uniform title and uniform title ID; ("Concerti per violino, archi e organo (o cembalo) : La primavera, L'estate, L'autunno, L'inverno")

The screen capture of Uniform Title and Uniform Title ID in Book and Journal Details Page

Added OpenSearch response fields

The data of ISBN and ISSN can be now acquired through the CiNii Books OpenSearch.

Note: These improvements are not included to help files. Thank you for your patience.