East Asian Bibliographer
Librarian for Japanese Studies
228 Bostock Library, Duke University
Davis Reference Desk
Can't find the article, book, or report you need at our library? You can request it from another library through interlibrary loan.
Example of an academic journal article (click on the "PDF Full Text" to view)
CiNii National Institute of Informatics
Scholary and Academic Information Navigator.
Cinii is a database service that enables searching of information on academic articles published in academic society journals or university research bulletins, or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database. It also contains a large number of articles that are available free of charge, and the search function can be used without registration. Access to full text documents is possible with 3.2 million of the 12 million articles currently available on CiNii.
of Asian Studies
Citations to articles published worldwide from 1971 for East, Southeast and South Asia.
Dissertations & Theses
Indexes US dissertations from 1861 to as recent as last semester with full text available from 1997 on. Masters' theses are covered more selectively and some full text is available. The database covers work done at more than a thousand institutions, primarily in the United States but also in Canada and Great Britain, and at other European universities for recent years.
JSTOR includes important scholarly journals for humanities, social sciences, international and foreign areas studies.
Provides curated collections of art images and associated data for non-commercial and scholarly, non-profit educational use.
Currently, MUSE provides full-text access to current content from over 400 titles representing nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. The MLA database now links to Project Muse journal articles
Academic Search Premier
Similar to JSTOR, Academic Search Premier is a multidisplinary resources that will let you search for scholarly articles and journals all subject areas.
Example of an academic book (at least the catalog record for one)
Not sure where to start searching? Try searching for these subjects:
Japanese fiction--20th century
International economic integration--History
East Asian Collection: Japanese Studies
Selected online resources for Japanese study, including online dictionaries, databases, maps, images, etc.
(Access through UNC)
In Japanese. JapanKnowledge contains a number of reference sources in Japan including Encyclopedia Nipponica, Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, Progressive Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionaries, Gendai Yogo No Kiso Chishiki, Nihon Jinmei Daijiten, recent issues of the Economist Japanese edition, and other full-text and partial full-text resources.
Japan Center for Asian Historical Records
In English and Japanese. JACAR is a digital database testifying to Japan's historical relations in Asia as well as elsewhere. This site provides access to official documents—dating from the Meiji era through 1945.
Digital Library from Meiji Era (1868-1912)
In Japanese only. Image database of the books published in the Meiji era and held by NDL. As of August 2003, 47,000 volumes, almost all the books whose copyrights are confirmed to have expired, excluding children's books and books in Western languages, are available. Containing not only full text images, the database also has functions to search tables of contents and to bookmark texts.
National Diet Library - OPAC
The NDL consists of the Tokyo Main Library, the Kansai-kan and the International Library of Children's Literature (ILCL). If you search the holdings of any particular library, select from the pull-down menu of the "Select a library" box on the Search for General Materials.
University Library- Japanese Studies
Good guide to reference materials and websites for Japan studies, having detailed explanations of usage for each resource.
Golden Prange Collection at University of Maryland
The most comprehensive collection in the world of print publications issued in Japan during the immediate post-World War II years, 1945-1949.
Company History--Mitsui Collection
Mitsui Collection at University of Pittsburg for pre-WWII resources of the Mitsui Bank.
Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan
This site is a fully updated online resource that will give you a key to Japanese art, culture, and history. It is also a guide to the more subtle traditions that have shaped Japanese life and thought throughout the centuries.
to the World: Japan
Selected internet resources on Japan compiled by Library of Congress subject experts.
World Factbook - Japan
Demographic information on Japan, covering geography, population, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues, etc.
The Kanji Site
an extensive resource for self-study -- 1000 Kanji rollover flashcards with links to info on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Encyclopedia of Japanese business and management
Davis Reference HF1001 .E467 2002
A Cultural dictionary of Japan = Wa-Ei Nihon bunka jiten
Davis or UL Reference PL679 .C847 1979
Japan spotlight: economy, culture & history
Davis Reference HC462.9 .J68
Encyclopedia of modern Asia
Davis Reference DS4 .L48 2002
Encyclopedia of Asian culture
Davis Reference DS12 .E53 1999
The Japan weekly mail [serial]: v. 1 (1870)-v. 20 (1878).
Davis Reference AP95.J2 J373
The Japan times weekly [serial]: v. 2-6 (1939-1940) v. 7 1-10
Davis Reference AP8 .J36
WWWJDIC: Online Japanese Dictionary Service
The Media Resources Center (MRC), located on the lower level of the R.B. House Undergraduate Library, has the films on reserve that you will need for this course as well as many other films that relate to the Asian American Experience. Use the FilmFinder to search the films available in the MRC.