Coverage includes over 8,000,000 full-text articles as of January, 2009 from 1945 to the present. Currently viewable are full-text articles from 1985 to the present, clipped images from 2005 to the present, and entire page images from 1945 to 1989. It is searchable by keyword in the full-text module from 1985 to the present and in the page image from 1945 to 1984. The page image between 1985 and 1989 is searchable only by date.
Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries is a news retrieval service from the publisher of Japan's second largest circulation newspaper, Asahi shimbun. Access to the database is limited to 8 users shared among the consortium of currently ten (10) participating institutions.