Japanese Studies Resources for Undergrads
This guide was created for undergraduate students writing research paper on Japanese culture. Click on the tabs located above to select subjects.
If you need additional help, you can contact us at the International and Area Studies Library or get help from the Undergraduate Library:
International & Area Studies Library
321 Main Library
Hours: M-Th 9am-7pm; F 9am-5pm; Sa-Su 1-5pm
This guide was originally created by Makiko Ishizawa on 4/14/2010
Updated 1/22/2013 by International & Area Studies Library
Japanese Material Locations
You may have heard from your professors and older students that there is an Asian Library on campus. Ever wonder where it is? What used to be known as the "Asian Library" is now a part of the International and Area Studies Library.
As part of the transition, Asian language materials are now circulated from the Central Circulation desk and the materials are accessible from the Main Stacks. Faculty, students, and other patrons wishing to browse the Asian-language circulating collection should enter Main Stacks via the Central Circulation desk on the the 2nd Floor of the Main Library.
East Asian materials bearing LC call numbers (meaning they carry one or two alphabetical characters at the beginning of their call numbers, e.g. "BX598.A4") are now shelved on the 7th, 8th and 9th floor of the Main Stacks. (* It always helps to keep in mind that the 5th floor of the Main Stacks is connected to the 2nd floor of the Main Library Building, where the Main Stacks entrance is located.)
Current periodicals and reference collection are housed in the International & Area Studies Library in 321 Main Library.
If you have any trouble finding materials, please contact the International & Area Studies Library, 321 Main Library (217.333.1501) for assistance.
Additional Research Help
Individual Research Consultation Form - Ask questions or make an appointment online with a Japanese Studies Librarian
217-686-4361 (available same hours as other Ask a Librarian services.)
You can SMS text the library from any cellphone that supports text messaging. Standard charges apply, based on your cell phone plan with your account provider, for both messages you send and receive from us.