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Common
Retrieval method | Search error messages | Top page | Setting

Search of the materials
a Simple search | b Advanced search | c Category search

Search results list
d Search results list screen | e Search results list screen (Pictures) | f Search results list screen (Sound and Videos)
g "Refine your results" and "Other services"

Details
h Details screen

* Since the same number system is used for the Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean versions of this website, there may be some vacant numbers.

Common

Retrieval method Description Example
Prefix searchPrefix search of metadata item values can be done by entering a slash (/) before the search string.
Example: To find a material whose title begins with the text string "port," enter "/port" in the title column of the advanced search.
/port
Exact match searchExact match search of metadata values can be done by entering slashes (/) before and after the search strings.
Example: To find materials of the title "tsunami" and not "big tsunami" or "tsunami warning," enter "/tsunami/" in the subject column of the advanced search.
/tsunami/
Phrase searchPhrase search is available by entering quotation marks ("") before and after the retrieval strings.
It is used, for example, when searching in English by specific word order, such as "Earthquake and Tsunami." The difference between single- and double-byte letters and spaces is not distinguished.
"Earthquake and Tsunami"
Keyword searchWhen you enter only the retrieval strings, partial match search is done. When you enter single- or double-byte spaces between the keywords, partial match search is also done by AND condition.Embankment Miyagi
Date search
* Advanced search only
You can search for items by the "date created" or "date issued." By using the dates field of the advanced search, you can also search by "year" and "year/month," and also choose the "range specification" and "date specification."
Example:
To search for items created after 2011, enter "2011/(null)/(null)-(null)/(null)/(null)" in the dates field.
To search for items created before 2011, enter "(null)/(null)/(null)-2011/(null)/(null)" in the dates field. To search from March 2000 to October 2012, enter "2000/03/(null)-2012/10/(null)" in the dates field.
To search from March 11, 2011 to October 31, 2012, enter "2011/03/11-2012/10/31"in the dates field.
Refer to "Description" column

Search error messages

Error Description Remarks
Search result exceeded.When the number of search results exceeds 1,000, the following message is displayed.
"The number of search results exceeds 1,000. Please refine your search."
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No search results
(Simple search, Advanced search)
When no item corresponds to the search conditions, the following message is displayed:
"No results found for "***"."
"***" is any retrieval string.
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Top page link

No Name Description Example
Top-1SettingMove to the setting screen. -
Top-2HelpMove to the help screen.-
Top-3LanguageSwitch the language using the pull-down menu.
日本語(Japanese)
 简体中文(Chinese)
 한국어(Korean)
 English
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Top-4Character sizeChange the size of characters.
If you click once, the characters will be enlarged.
If you click twice, the characters will be enlarged even more.
If you click a third time, the characters will return to their original size.
* If you want to lock the size, change the settings from the setting screen.
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Top-5Inverse displayThe colors will be inverted.
* If you want to lock the color of the display, change the settings from the setting screen.
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Top-6Header linkBy clicking the logo "National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive," you can move to the top page. It is the same for other pages.-
Top-7Search tabsYou can select the type of search by clicking the Simple search, Advanced search, or Category tabs.
When you move to the top page, the Simple search screen is displayed as the initial state.
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Top-8Recommended contentsYou can browse each content by clicking the images.
*If the content is held by an affiliated organization, you can access the content page of the organization.
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Top-9PicturesBy clicking, you will move to the search results list screen (Pictures).
On the search results list screen (Pictures), items which appear when you search without specifying the condition using the simple or advanced search will be displayed.
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Top-10Sound and VideosBy clicking, you will move to the search results list screen (Sound and Videos).
On the search results list screen (Sound and Videos), items which appear when you search without specifying the condition using the simple or advanced search will be displayed.
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Top-11ShortcutShortcuts to each pages of the National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive.
Click the link to access each of the pages.
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Top-12NewsThe four latest news items are displayed. Click on a title of the news, and you can read the full-text of the news items.
By clicking "All indication," all of the news will appear in a list.
By clicking the RSS button, and the RSS feed will be displayed, including the ten latest news items.
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Top-13Footer linkLinks to the top page of each institution or service are available from the Footer link, except for "About." The button "About" is linked to "About the National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive (Nickname: HINAGIKU)," and "Contact us" to the "9 Inquiries".
It is the same for other pages.
  • National Diet Library
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  • NDL Search
  • NDL-OPAC
  • About
  • Contact us
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Setting



Setting screen Description

No Name Description Example
Set-1Character sizeChange the size of characters.
If you click once, the characters will be enlarged.
If you click twice, the characters will be enlarged even more.
If you click a third time, the characters will return to their original size.
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Set-2Inverse displayThe colors will be inverted.-
Set-3Data providerYou can click the check box of the providers you want to narrow for searching.
By clicking "Show all", all providers are displayed.
By clicking "Check all/ Uncheck all", you can select / cancel all providers.
If you don't select any providers (leave the check box blank), all providers will be preserved.
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Set-4Sort by【Sort key】
You can select the sort condition with the first or the second sort key as follows:
Relevance, Date (newest), Date (oldest), Title (ascending), Title (descending), Creator (ascending), Creator (descending), Publisher (ascending), Publisher (descending)
【Number of lists】
You can select the number of the search results as follows:
10 results per page, 20 results per page, 40 results per page, 60 results per page, 80 results per page, 100 results per page.
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Set-5SaveBy clicking, you will save the setting of each item.-

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Search of the materials

a Simple search



By clicking the Simple search tab on the top page, the Simple search screen will be displayed. On the top page, the Simple search screen is displayed as the initial state.

Simple search Description

No Name Description Example
a-1Simple searchYou can search by a method other than the date search.
All the providers will be searched for regardless of the settings.
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a-2TranslateWhen you click the check box, the retrieval word is translated into Japanese and you can search the translated word as a retrieval word.-

b Advanced search

By clicking the Advanced search tab on the top page, the Advanced search screen will be displayed.

Advanced search Description
Note: Be sure to enter at least one item from b-1 to b-7.

No Name Description Example
b-1KeywordYou can search by any items except "Dates".-
b-2TitleYou can search by entering the title of a material.-
b-3Creator/Publisher/ContributorYou can search by entering the name of the creator, contributor or publisher of a material.-
b-4IdentifierYou can search by entering ISBN, ISSN, ID number of HINAGIKU, and others.
The ID number of HINAGIKU is XXX a part of the URL of detailed information screen as follows:
http://kn.ndl.go.jp/#/part/XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XX
Example:
In the case of the URL of a detail information screen as follows:
http://kn.ndl.go.jp/#/part/R200200045-IM00000011-00,
the ID number of HINAGIKU is "R20200045-IM00000011-00".
R200200045-IM00000011-00
b-5SubjectYou can search by entering the subject or classification.(Example of subject)
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
(Example of classification)
EG77
b-6LocationYou can search by entering the name of a place, prefecture, municipality, and others.
Since location information is often written in Japanese, it is recommended to translate into Japanese by using a translation function.
Sendai, Fukushima
b-7TranslateWhen you click the check box, the retrieval word is translated into Japanese and you can search the translated word as a retrieval word.
All the items from b-1 to b-6 are translated and searched. It is not possible to specify only particular items.
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b-8DatesYou can search by entering the date (for example the photographing date) when the material was created, published and released.-
b-9Content typeYou can search by selecting one or more items from Document, Pictures, Sound and Videos, Website.
By clicking the "Check all/ Uncheck all" all content types are selected / canceled.
*By clicking "Uncheck all", you can search as selecting all.
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b-10Data ProviderYou can click the check box of the providers you want to narrow for searching.
By clicking "Show all", all providers are displayed.
By clicking "Check all/ Uncheck all", you can select / cancel all providers.
*If you don't select any providers (leave the check box blank), all providers will be searched.
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b-11Sort by【Sort key】
You can select the sort condition with the first or the second sort key as follows:
Relevance, Date (newest), Date (oldest), Title (ascending), Title (descending), Creator (ascending), Creator (descending), Publisher (ascending), Publisher (descending)
【Number of lists】
You can select the number of the search results as follows:
10 results per page, 20 results per page, 40 results per page, 60 results per page, 80 results per page, 100 results per page.
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b-12Unavailable on the WebBy clicking, materials being available on the web will be only searched.
*"Available on the web" refers to materials that can be browsed from the Internet.
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b-15Advanced searchAdvanced search will be performed and moved to the search results list.-
b-16ClearRestore the search condition of Advanced search to the initial state.-

c Category search



By clicking the Category search tab on the top page, the Category search screen will be displayed.

Category search screen Description

No Name Description Remarks
c-1Content typeThe Content types "Website", "Document", "Pictures", "Sound and Videos", "Other" are displayed.
By clicking the name of Content type, you will move to the search results list screen.
*Depending on the material, multiple values may be given. In that case, it is included in the number of each value.
Display in descending order of numbers
c-2LocationBy clicking "▸", the top category "prefecture names" are displayed.
By clicking "▸" lower level "prefecture names", "municipality names" housing the materials are displayed.
By clicking "prefecture names" or "municipality names", you will move to the search results list screen.
*Depending on the material, multiple values may be given. In that case, it is included in the number of each value.
Display in a local government code of Japan
c-3DatesBy clicking "▸", years are displayed.
By clicking "▸" lower level "year", "months" are displayed, and further by clicking "▸" lower level "months", "days" are displayed. By clicking "Year" or "Year-month" or "Year-Month-Day", you will move to the search results list screen.
*Depending on the material, multiple values may be given. In that case, it is included in the number of each value.
Display in descending order of dates
c-4Data ProviderThe Data Provider list is displayed.
By clicking the Data Provider name, you will move to the search results list screen.
Display in the order of Character code (UTF - 8)
c-5LanguageThe Language list of "Japanese", "English", "Chinese", "Korean" and others are displayed.
By clicking a language name, you will move to the search results list screen.
*Depending on the material, multiple values may be given. In that case, it is included in the number of each value.
Display in descending order of numbers
c-6AvailabilityThe Availability list is displayed.
By clicking "Available on the Web" or "Available only at the NDL", you will move to the search results list screen.
Display in descending order of numbers

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d Search results list



There are 3 types of search results list surrounded with red frames in the above figure. Details of the tab are as follows.

d Search results list



Search results list screen Description

No Name Description Example
d-1Refine your results
(Left pane)
You can refine the search results by selecting "Content type" "Location", "Dates", "Data Provider", "Language" and "Availability".-
d-2Number of search resultsNumber of the search results is displayed.-
d-3TranslateIf you press "Translate", Japanese metadata will be translated into the selected language.
If you press "Original", the metadata of the displayed language is restored to Japanese.
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d-4Search results exceeded.When the number of search results exceeds 1,000, this message is displayed.-
d-5SortBy selecting each one of the following items and pressing the "Sort" button, you can sort the search results.
【Sort key】
Relevance, Date (newest), Date (oldest), Title (ascending), Title (descending), Creator (ascending), Creator (descending), Publisher (ascending), Publisher (descending)
【Number of lists】
10 results per page, 20 results per page, 40 results per page, 60 results per page, 80 results per page, 100 results per page
*The Title, the Creator / Publisher's ascending or descending order is Japanese alphabetical order.
*"Relevance" is degree of relevance of each material to the search term originally made in HINAGIKU, and is calculated based on the number of search keywords in the metadata, frequency of appearance, and others.
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d-6Page guideThe page guide of the search results list is displayed as follows.
・Numbers・・・Move to the selected page.
・「|◄」・・・Move to the previous page.
・「|◄」・・・Move to the first page.
・「►|」・・・Move to the next page.
・「►►|」・・・ Move to the last page.
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d-7IconThe icon is displayed. If there are thumbnail images, the images are displayed. If the contents can be browsed, you will move to the browsing page of each content by clicking it.
*If the content belongs to the affiliated archive, you will move to the browsing page of that archive.
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d-8TitleIf there are contents which can be browsed, by clicking it, you can move to the browsing page.
*If the content belongs to the affiliated archive, you will move to the browsing page of that archive.
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d-9DetailsBy clicking, you will move to the details screen.-
d-10High lightingIf a search string is hit at the simple search / advanced search, it will be highlighted with a yellow frame.
*Some metadata items will not be highlighted.
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d-11Data ProviderBy clicking, you will move to the page of "Data Provider" of each material. Depending on the "Data Provider", it will move to the top page of the "Data Provider" website. -
d-12Page guideRefer to d-6.-
d-13Return to topBy clicking "Return to top", the top of the same page will be displayed.-
d-14Other services and others
(Right pane)
"Other services ", "Related keywords", "Export your results" can be used. For details, please refer to "g "Refine your results"and "Other services"".-

e Search results list screen (Pictures)



Search results list screen (Pictures) Description

No Name Description Example
e-1Refine your results
(Left pane)
You can refine the search results by selecting "Content type" "Location", "Dates", "Data Provider", "Language" and "Availability".-
e-2Number of search resultsNumber of the search results is displayed.-
e-3TranslateIf you press "Translate", Japanese metadata will be translated into the selected language.
If you press "Original", the metadata of the displayed language is restored to Japanese.
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e-4Search results exceeded.When the number of search results exceeds 1,000, this message is displayed.-
e-5SortBy selecting each one of the following items and pressing the "Sort" button, you can sort the search results.
【Sort key】
Relevance, Date (newest), Date (oldest), Title (ascending), Title (descending), Creator (ascending), Creator (descending), Publisher (ascending), Publisher (descending)
【Number of lists】
10 results per page, 20 results per page, 40 results per page, 60 results per page, 80 results per page, 100 results per page
*The Title, the Creator / Publisher's ascending or descending order is Japanese alphabetical order.
*"Relevance" is degree of relevance of each material to the search term originally made in HINAGIKU, and is calculated based on the number of search keywords in the metadata, frequency of appearance, and others.
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e-6Page guideThe page guide of the search results list is displayed as follows.
・Numbers・・・Move to the selected page.
・「|◄」・・・Move to the previous page.
・「|◄」・・・Move to the first page.
・「►|」・・・Move to the next page.
・「►►|」・・・ Move to the last page.
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e-7IconThe icon is displayed. If there are thumbnail images, the images are displayed. If the contents can be browsed, you will move to the browsing page of each content by clicking it.
*If the content belongs to the affiliated archive, you will move to the browsing page of that archive.
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e-8TitleIf there are contents which can be browsed, by clicking it, you can move to the browsing page.
*If the content belongs to the affiliated archive, you will move to the browsing page of that archive.
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e-9DetailsBy clicking, you will move to the details screen.-
e-10Data ProviderBy clicking, you can browse each content.
*If the content is held by an affiliated organizations, you can access the content page of the organization.
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e-11Page guideRefer to e-6-
e-12Return to topBy clicking "Return to top", the top of the same page will be displayed.-

f Search results list screen (Sound and Videos)

Refer to e Search results list screen (Pictures) with the same structure as this screen.

g "Refine your results" and "Other services"



By selecting and clicking the refined condition in the left paneof the Search results list screen(d-1,e-1), the refined condition is displayed at the top of the left pane(g-1).And the items of the refined condition will be displayed in "g-2".
The left pane(d-1,e-1) is common to the Search results list screen, the Search results list screen (Pictures) and the Search results list screen (Sound and Videos).
The right pane(d-14) is displayed only on the Search results list, and is not displayed in the Search results list screen (Pictures) and the Search results list screen (Sound and Videos).

Search results list screen (after refining) Description

No Name Description Location
g-1Refined conditionThe refined retrieval conditions selected at "d-1" are displayed in "Refine your results". Clicking the "Remove" button on the right side of each refined condition will cancel each refining and display the search results list before each refining.Left pane
g-2Refine your resultsAfter refining the search results, the items which can be refined will be displayed in the left pane(d-1,e-1).Left pane
g-3Other servicesYou can search on the services other than HINAGIKU in "Services by NDL", "Administrative Document", "Academic information", "Search engines", and "Other" by entering search terms which you used on HINAGIKU.Right pane
g-4Related KeywordsIf the search term is collected in Web NDL Authorities, "Broader terms", "Narrower terms", and "Related terms" corresponded with the search term will be displayed.
By clicking "Broader terms" or "Narrower terms" or "Related terms", the string you clicked can be searched as "search term".
*If you search with multiple search terms, they are not displayed.
Right pane
g-5Export your resultsYou can export the search results which are displayed in the search results list screen by RSS.
By clicking "RSS", the RSS feed screen will be displayed.
When you export the search results of "Search results list screen (Pictures)" or "Search results list screen (Sound and Videos)" by RSS, you will display the screen and designate "Pictures" or "Sound and Videos" of "Content type" on the left pane(d-1,e-1).
Right pane

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h Details

h Details screen



Details screen Description

No Name Description Example
h-1 Back to results By clicking "Back to results", you will return to the Search results list screen. -
h-2View the contentBy clicking "View the content", you will move to the content display screen. If there is no content, it is not displayed.-
h-3TranslateIf you press "Translate", Japanese metadata will be translated into the selected language.
If you press "Original", the metadata of the displayed language is restored to Japanese.
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h-4IconThe icon is displayed. If there are thumbnail images, the images are displayed. If the contents can be browsed, you will move to the browsing page of each content by clicking it.
*If the content belongs to the affiliated archive, you will move to the browsing page of that archive.
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h-5Data ProviderBy clicking, you will move to the browsing page of each content.
*If the content belongs to the affiliated archive, you will move to the browsing page of that archive.
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h-6Metadata overviewThe title and creator of the Search results list screen are displayed.
*In some cases, there are differences from the title and creator which are displayed under the Metadata details
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h-7Metadata detailsThe metadata of the content is displayed.-
h-8High LightingIf a search string is hit, it will be highlighted with a yellow frame.
*Some metadata items will not be highlighted.
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h-9Metadata sourceThe link to the metadata details screen of the affiliated archive is displayed.
* In some cases, the top page URL of the affiliated archive is displayed.
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h-10Jump to provider's websiteBy clicking, you will move to the page of "Data Provider" of each material. Depending on the "Data Provider", it will move to the top page of the "Data Provider" website.-
h-11Export metadataThe metadata file of RDF will be downloaded.
Only a part of the "Data provider" which can be downloaded is displayed.
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h-12External serviceYou can add the page of this details screen to Hatena Bookmark or tweet it on Twitter.-

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