Update (posted September 1, 2020): Following the trial period described in this blog, OSU Libraries made the decision to permanently adopt the Maruzen eBook Library (MeL) platform, which can be accessed now at: https://library.ohio-state.edu/record=e1002576~S7. Continue reading for details on how to use this helpful new e-resource!
In an effort to increase the list of e-resources for research and teaching in Japanese Studies, we have set up an Extended Trial Reading Agreement for the Maruzen eBook Library (MeL), which will last until the end of May. During this trial period, OSU users will be able to access over 56,000 Japanese ebook titles.
Also during this trial period, unlimited concurrent user access is possible, but printing and downloading are not. If you have specific printing and downloading needs – or any questions whatsoever about Japanese language e-resources – please contact me, Ann Marie Davis, the Japanese Studies Librarian at OSU, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get started using this online platform, click the link in the OSU catalog here:
For tips on how to search for books in MeL and use the various platform functions, please refer to the Maruzen eBook Library cheatsheet.
If you see something you’d like to consider purchasing, please feel free to e-mail me. If you need MeL materials for your teaching or research projects, you can also fill out this form for eBook purchases, which goes straight to our OSU Library acquisitions office: