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Japanese Studies

Welcome to the UCLA Library Guide for Japanese Studies. This guide presents both introductory and in-depth information for Japan-related research.

Library Catalogs

Here is a short list of useful library catalogs for Japanese studies.

Books in Print

Here is a short list of sources for finding materials available on the market for Japanese studies.


Some titles listed below are for building use only.

Bibliography of Bibliographies

Here is a short list of useful bibliographies of bibliographies.

Journal and Magazine Articles

Here is a short list of useful articles databases for Japanese studies. Note that many of these sources only index journal articles -- they don't actually have the full text. Use the gold "UC-eLinks" button to do an automated search to find the full text or citation linker, or search for the journal title in the UCLA Library Catalog

Texts and Translations