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JAPANESE 8500 - Japanese Bibliography and Research Methods

Problems and procedures in the use of Japanese bibliographies and other reference materials, including electronic sources.

East Asian Materials Search Tips

There are two ways to search the records in Chinese/Japanese/Korean:

  • Enter search using romanized characters
  • Enter search in Chinese/Korean/Japanese characters

Romanization Standards

The libraries follow the romanization standards used in the Library of Congress

Chinese  -  pinyin romanization system, however some older titles still has titles using the Wade-Giles romanization system.

Japanese - Modified Hepburn romanization system

Korean - McCune-Reischauer system

LC Call Number Outline

A -- General Works

B -- Philosophy. Psychology. Religion

C -- Auxiliary Sciences Of History

D -- World History And History Of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.

E -- History Of The Americas

F -- History Of The Americas

G -- Geography. Anthropology. Recreation

H -- Social Sciences

J -- Political Science

K -- Law

L -- Education

M -- Music And Books On Music

N -- Fine Arts

P -- Language And Literature

Q -- Science

R -- Medicine

S -- Agriculture

T -- Technology

U -- Military Science

V -- Naval Science

Z -- Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General)

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Japanese Calendrical Systems

Two number systems for years are commonly used in Japan:

  1. Gregorian Calendar - the western calendar year system commonly used in US. e.g. 2015
  2. Nengō 年号 - calendar year system based on the reigns of emperors.e.g. Heisei 27 or 平成二十七年 

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