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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.

The Japanese Studies library guide is your one-stop shop to finding research/scholarly resources related to Japan. You can find us on the second floor of YRL in the East Asian Library. Feel free to book a research consultation if you need help. If you are new to using the UCLA Library, please scroll down to "Tips for Using the Library". ありがとうございます!

Tomoko Bialock
Japanese Studies Librarian
tbialock@library.ucla.edu
Schedule Research Consultation
Kimberly McNelly
Project Manager
kmcnelly@library.ucla.edu
 
Su Chen
East Asian Studies Librarian
suchen11@library.ucla.edu
Junko Tanaka
Japanese Acquisition and Cataloging Specialist
jtanaka@library.ucla.edu
Quick Start Guide
  • クイックスタート
Lost? Confused? No problem! Start here.

 Getting started with Japan-related research

  • Click here for a general overview of Japanese Studies and Japanese Library resources at UCLA.
  • Take a look at our databases below-- just enter a keyword like "history" into the search field!
  • Check out how we use our collection materials with students. 
  • Still overwhelmed? See how to use the UCLA Library system. Just click on "Navigating and Requesting" to get started. 
  • Get notified about new Japanese Studies acquisitions. 

Japanese Studies Databases

Below are some good sources to jumpstart your search. For further in-depth information, please view the primary databases and other tabs.

PRIMARY RESEARCH DATABASES AND INFORMATION

INDEXES

DICTIONARIES

NEWSPAPERS

Below are a collection of digital newspaper archives.

Other Newspapers

MORE WEB RESOURCES AND DATABASES

 

GUIDES

 

OTHER RESOURCES

E-BOOKS

As a UCLA user, you have access to many e-book materials that may not be visible directly on the UCLA catalog (OPAC). Click or search the relevant title into the EBSCO, KinoDen, MeL, J-Dac or JapanKnowledge search fields to access e-book materials. A list of newly acquired materials for each platform can be seen below.

Databases and Resources

Databases
  • データベース
UCLA Library has access to an extensive network of databases.

 Getting started with Databases

Here is an extensive, compiled overview of our subscribed databases. Some good places to jumpstart your search are CiNii and JapanKnowledge, linked directly below.

Please note than when searching in UCLA Library Search or any other database, romanization and kanji variants may affect results. Please view the "Info Literacy" tab for help.  

Here is our compiled list of E-books. As a UCLA user, you have access to many e-book materials that may not be visible directly on the UCLA catalog (OPAC). Click or search the relevant title into the EBSCO, KinoDen, MeL, J-Dac or JapanKnowledge search fields to access e-book materials. A list of newly acquired materials for each platform can be seen below.

Japanese Information Literacy 

In order to find and use resources in your research, it is important to understand how research itself works in Japanese. This tab is focused solely on helping you learn what you might need to start or aid your scholarly process. 

Romanizing and Kanji

Included below are links to a romanization table and the some kanji variant resources.

Tips for using the library

If you are new to accessing library materials, there is a world of information awaiting you. Here are some resources to get you started.

Newly Acquired JP Books

Below is a list of recently acquired materials. 

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