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Learning Support

Graduate student staff provides support to your studies by answering your questions such as how to use computers, research, and write reports. You can consult them in Chinese or English. Go to the Support Desk for their advice.

IT Support

  • How to use the Information Media Studies System / PCs / on-demand printers
  • How to use application software, such as Word and Excel
  • How to use wireless LAN

Writing Support

  • How to write reports
  • Recommending books and DVDs on writing

Support on Bibliographic Search and Using the Library

  • How to search for books and journals (using the OPAC)
  • How to search for articles
  • How to use Library facilities

Study Counseling for Each Field of Study


Support Desk

Hours: Monday - Friday, 15:00 - 19:00

Affiliation of each Staff Member

Language

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Japanese

Eng. M2

GSLC. D3

Lit. D3

Eng. M2

GSLC. D3

Chinese

Environ. D2

Environ. D2

Hum. M2

Environ. D2

Hum. M2

English

Hum. M2

Med. D2

Hum. M2

Law. D3

Med. D2

Research Field of each Staff Member

Engineering M2

Mon. & Thu.
Japanese

Research Field: Nuclear engineering

GSLC D3

Tue. & Fri.
Japanese

Research Field: Media theory, CSRC

Literature D3

Wed.
Japanese

Research Field: Modern Japanese Literature

Environment D2

Mon. & Tue.
Chinese
(Japanese/English/Korean)

Research Field: Environmental Economics, International cooperation, Air pollution

Hum. M2

Wed. & Fri.
Chinese
(Japanese/English/Korean)

Research Field: Comparative of classical literature in Japan and China

Environment D2

Thu.
Chinese
(Japanese/English)

Research Field: Environmental Economics; Econometrics

Humanities M2

Mon. & Wed.
English/Japanese

Research Field: English linguistics/Generative Grammar/Syntax

Law D3

Thu.
English/Japanese/Sinhalese

Research Field: Public policies on Public-private Partnerships

Medicine D2

Tue. & Fri.
English/Japanese

Research Field: Public Health and Health Systems


FAQ

IT Support

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I cannot login to the computers in the Library.
A.1
You need to renew your initial password. For faculty, researchers, and auditors, an account issuance procedure is needed before the password change.
In addition, you have to take the Information Security Training within a month after your enrollment.
For further information, please refer to the website of the Information Media Studies System.
 
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How can I print out documents from a Library computer?
A.2
You can print out through an on-demand printer. You need a co-op photocopy card to use the printer. After outputting documents from the computer, insert the copy card into the card reader beside the printer, and operate the touch panel to print out the documents.
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Can I use CDs and DVDs on the Library computers?
A.3
You can use the external CD/DVD drive on the Library computers by applying at the Circulation Desk.
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I heard that there are computers with Illustrator installed.
A.4
The computers in the Writing Support Area has Adobe software such as Illustrator and Photoshop (Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard).
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Are there scanners available?
A.5
No, we do not have any in the Library.

Writing Support

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I would like to ask for advice on how to write reports.
A.1
Graduate student support staff will offer consultation. The report writing classes held at the Library will also help you.
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Where can I find books about writing?
A.2
They are placed on the bookshelves next to the Support Desk. Ask the support staff for their recommendations.
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How do I find the books I need?
A.1
Use the OPAC to look for books held by the Nagoya University Library. You can search the OPAC by titles, authors, or keywords.
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I am looking for an article on the OPAC, but I can’t find it.
A.2
You cannot search for articles by their titles on the OPAC. Search by the title of the journal to see if the volume you need is held at the Library.
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I am looking for articles about ……
A.3
Please use databases to search for articles by subject. CiNii Articles for Japanese articles and Web of Science for foreign articles are major databases. There are many other databases available in the Nagoya University. Please refer to the list of databases on the Library website.
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How do I photocopy Library materials?
A.4
There are machines for making copies at private expense and ones at university expense.
The former can be paid by coins or Co-op copy cards. There is a Co-op copy card vending machine in the Library. To use the copy machines, please fill in the application form for copy services.

Others

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Are external users allowed to use the computers in the Library?
A.1
You need your Nagoya University ID to use the computers in the Learning Commons. Only the computers for OPAC search are available to external users.