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ABPL 90146 Architecture conservation in East Asia 2017

Finding from the Library Catalogue

Use the Library Catalogue to find ebooks, journal titles, audio visual material and media resources and keep up to date with new material received by the Library.

Japanese language resources can also be found in the Library Catalogue by searching in Japanese characters or Rominazation, the Modified Hepburn Romanization System.

The following websites is the list of Modified Hepburn Romanization System and the cataloguing rules of Library of Congress:

Type in keywords or author or title in either Japanese characters or Romanization. The diacritics to indicate long vowel and syllabic nasal are displayed on screen. When typing keywords you can ignore the diacritics, it is not necessary to capitalise the proper noun.

Example of keywords> 

  • Architecture --   建築 --  kenchiku
  • Horyuji temple -- 法隆寺 -- Horyuji
  • World heritage -- 世界遺産 -- sekai isan

Example of subject headings>

  • Historic buildings -- Japan
  • Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Japan
  • Architecture -- Japan
  • Architecture, Domestic -- Japan
  • Cultural property -- Protection -- Japan
  • Castles -- Japan


Use Discovery to search simultaneously across multiple databases including the Library catalogue, digital repository, ebook collections and journal databases. Discovery will link you to full text resources, ebooks and streaming using SourceIt@Melbourne.

Click on to access full text online. The link can look different depending where you are searching.

BONUS+ is a free service that allows all staff and students to request selected material from a range of participating libraries.  Click on to repeat the search in the BONUS+ catalogue.

Japanese Databases

Journals held in the Library

新建築  Shinkenchiku

日本の美術 Nihon no bijutsu

The Japan architect     UniMelb Archit P, Call number: JAPA

Reference and research materials held in the Library

日本美術全集 Nihon bijutsu zenshu

図説日本美術史 Zusetsu Nihon bijutsushi

日本美術作品レファレンス事典 建造物篇 Nihon bijutsu sakuhin refarensu jiten kenzobutsu-hen

建築文化財レファレンス事典 Kenchiku bunkazai refarensu jiten