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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.

Encyclopedias & General Resources

Finding English Articles about Japan

Indexes to Japanese Language Articles

Tips on Finding Bibliographic Resources

1. Romanization Tips:

Hint: Stay consistent in one system of romanization! (However – Search in multiple ways!! )
OSU Libraries follow the Library of Congress. However, many systems have been and continue to be used Hepburn or other romanization standards.

 

2. OSU Libraries’ Subject Guides

 

3. Search in library catalogs

Use the search boxes on the right

 

4. Research databases – finding articles:

 

5. Web searching

 

6. Personal Learning Network

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 vase on the reigns of emperors.e.g. Heisei 27 or 平成二十七年 

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

Asian Studies

Search Catalogs

 
 

What is this searching? The OSU Library Catalog searches for print, electronic and other formats in the OSU Libraries collections. More Search Options >>

 
 

What is this searching? The OhioLINK catalog allows searching and requesting of scholarly materials located in the 90+ college and university member libraries around Ohio, plus the State Library of Ohio. More Search Options >>

 
 

What is this searching? WorldCat@OSU searches across 7 key databases for books, articles, and more. More Search Options >>

What is this searching? The SearchOhio Catalog allows searching and requesting of popular books, DVDs, CDs and other materials from 20+ public library systems throughout the state of Ohio. More Search Options >>