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Subject guide for Japanese studies

Subject Resources

Some reference titles for research in Japanese studies:

These databases will be the best bets for starting your research in Japanese studies. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!

The best place to find books about Japanese studies is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves primarily in the 952 range on the upper level (for Japanese history), the 895.2 range on the upper level (for Japanese literature), and the 741.5 range also on the upper level (for all graphic novels, manga inclusive). If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:


When looking for web resources based in Japan, the following table will be helpful to you to determine what type of site you are using. Academic Institutions .edu Companies .com Government .gov Organizations .org

Talk to your professor or look in your syllabus to determine which citation style you should use.

Japanese studies articles may use a variety of APA, MLA, Chicago, or other styles. You can find more information on these styles in the Schewe Library citation guide.

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