Shinanomachi Media Center (Kitasato Memorial Medical Library)

E-Resource Guidelines

This guide is for users affiliated with Keio University.

Institutions and users may not:

(a) downloads of the content of an entire issue of a journal or a book at one time or obtain substantial portion of data using automatic program are prohibited.
(b) transfer data to any third party (digitally or in print).
(c) use data for commercial purposes or gains.
(d) translate, edit, modify, distribute and/or publish data without prior permission.

Failure to follow any of the above rules may result in Keio University's access to Medical*Online-E being suspended. In such a case, the person(s) responsible will be identified through usage statistics, and disciplinary or legal action may be taken.

Please note:
・Researchers are permitted to share abstracts, not full articles, with other researchers, for academic purposes.
・Extent of use varies by source. Check each source's website to confirm details


Any computer connected to the Media Center's network can access our electronic resources.
Media Center Computers
Remote Access (Japanese Version Only)

Valid Users

All current Keio University faculty, staff, and students are considered valid users. Restrictions may apply depending on the user's contract details. Access to electronic resources that are only provided by certain campuses may be limited. Shinanomachi Campus-affiliated faculty, staff, and students are considered valid users for all electronic resources licensed by the Shinaomachi Media Center.

For a fee, non-affiliated alumni (Graduate School of Medicine alumni as well as Sanshikai, Kobaikai, and Ken Mane Mita-Kai members) are able to access electronic resources at the Media Center.
[Walk-in Access to eResources]

Proper Use

Electronic resources are licensed for educational or research purposes only.
The number of times an item can be accessed, printed, or downloaded varies by publisher.

Users must respect the copyrights in any item they print or download. Permission to temporarily or semi-permanently store downloads for personal research purposes is at the discretion of the publisher.

Proxy Server

The Media Center's proxy server allows authorized members of the Keio community to access restricted databases from off campus. The proxy server lets users access databases anonymously and also allows for caching. Your browser will contact the proxy server to request a page, and the proxy then stores that page in its cache. The next time that page is accessed it is served from the cache at local network speeds.

IP address authentication is the traditional method used to identify users requesting access to electronic resources. Some databases will not allow access via the proxy server because there is no way to confirm that all users in the group are valid or not. If your IP address is within the registration range, you may be able to read the full text by disconnecting from the proxy server.