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There are various ways to approach the use of the Japan Studies Collection and its adjunct electronic resources. This guide gives a brief "primer" on some of those resources and information to help start your search. 


This guide is a collection of the UCSD libraries and open access resouces on Japan related topics.  The blue lock images seen next to resource titles indicate our library subscription titles.  You can access to these titiels on campus.  However, you need to configure your computer browser when you access to these titles from remote locations. 

Contents of this Guide:


Pathfinder: Fundamental English language references for a study on Japan and Japanese language

Books & Journals: Lists of online and print resources to find books and journal articles and more

Newspapers: Lists of online and print newspaper resources

Research Help Links: Resources related to popular topics within Japan area studies


         Click here for more information on Japanese government, economy and business.


Research Starting Point

JapanKnowledge+ contains more than 40 different reference works ( encyclopedias, language and subject dictionaries).  It is a good place to visit when you start researching on your topics to gather basic background information and related reading materials. 

Click here for details of  the contents of JapanKnowledge.