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Japanese Studies

Finding books and journals

The Japanese Collection

The East Asian Collection is located on the 4th floor of the Eastern Resource Centre, campus map (J19, building 171).

The Japanese language collection is spread over several libraries. Most monographs are kept on the 4th floor of the ERC where the East Asian Collection are.  The East Asian Collection focuses on collecting research materials in Chinese and Japanese languages. The subject coverage of the collection is mainly in the areas of arts and humanities, social sciences and architectural history. It comprises books, periodicals and electronic resources.

Language teaching related books, DVDs, etc are held in the Giblin Eunson Library , some law books are kept in the Law Library, some architecture books are kept in the Architecture, Building and Planning Library, and all audio-visual materials (DVDs, videos) are held in the Media Collection on the 2nd floor of the ERC.

Access to the collection is available at all times the ERC Library is open. ERC's opening hours.    

Print journals:

Japanese journals are kept in the journal collection. You can read the journals and photocopy parts, but only staff and postgraduate students may borrow bound journals for 2 days.

Basic search tips

The library catalogue:

  • search using either Romanised Japanese or in Japanese text. If using Romanisation, follow the Modified Hepburn Romanization System and don't include long vowels. For example, type in "benkyo" rather than "benkyou" or "benkyoo". Click here for more information from the Library of Congress.
  • use a keyword search for preference.
  • type in Japanese characters.

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