Databases (Find Articles and Reports)
Bibliographic database of Buddhism related articles & books published in Japan. Includes articles in many languages, including English.
Dissertations, journal articles, and white papers from Japanese educational institutions.
Searches not just the National Diet Llibrary, but libraries, archives, museums, and academic institutions in Japan.
Scanned gallery exhibitions of rare materials, including books, illustrations, and historical documents.
Searches digital images and scans of Japanese books and periodicals.
"...an English-language interactive tool for teachers and students interested in incorporating the wonders of early Japan in teaching and learning across a range of subjects including history, geography, environment, cuisine and religious studies."
"東寺百合文書 (Toji Hyakugo Monjo) refers to a collection of medieval Japanese documents originally preserved at Toji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The huge collection comprises nearly 25,000 documents spanning roughly 1,000 years, from the 8th to 18th centuries. The bulk of the collection dates from the 14th and 15th centuries." All items have been digitized and are available via this website.
Chinese Buddhist Canon
This is a working bibliography of translations of Chinese Buddhist texts from the Taishō edition of the canon into Western languages. Some translations of extra-canonical Chinese Buddhist texts are included.
Full text of 85 volumes of Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō (大正新脩大藏經). Text is searchable and helpful tools include auto-searching the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism and cross referencing to the English canon from Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK).
Related Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers)
"...seeks to deepen understanding and further the pursuit of knowledge about the peoples and cultures of Asia."
"...semi-annual journal dedicated to the academic study of Japanese religions."
"...carries articles on all aspects of Buddhism as well as English translations of classical Buddhist texts and works by modern Buddhist thinkers."
Reference (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Bibliographies)
A series of short video tutorials on researching with Chinese, Japanese, and Korean topics and languages.
Correspondences of Buddhist canonical terms (with canonical and textual references) in Japanese, Chinese, English, Sanskrit, Tibetan. Thus far focusing on terms found in: Abhidharma-kośa 倶舎論 and Mahāyāna śatadharmā-prakāśamukha śāstra 大乗百法明門論.
Citing with Chicago Manual of Style
This guide from Yale gives an overview of how to cite Chinese, Japanese and Korean sources in Chicago style.