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Subject Guides Portal: Guides by Format

A hub for Japan-related research and study guides sorted by academic discipline.

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Bibliographies | Biographical | Maps & Geographical | Newspapers

Academic Journals | Statistics | Visual Resources


Scholarly information and published research have moved online, but the perception of distinct formats is still present in the digital frontier. The Format Guide will help you find potentially new sources of information quickly. Keywords connected with each entry still make it possible to search by subject with your browser's ctrl + f command, or apple + f for macs.
  • Bibliographies -- Discover the core resources needed for research in a sub-field of Japanese Studies.
  • Biographical -- How to find information important people, and important types of people, e.g. Japanese scholars who went abroad during the Meiji Restoration, or samurai of the Kamakura era. Also find resources for how to confirm how to read notoriously difficult Japanese names.
  • Maps & Geographical -- Connect your research with physical places.
  • Newspapers -- Especially useful for grasping popular and local opinions. 
  • Academic Journals  -- The cornerstone of publishing research. Learn what journals are important in Japanese studies and how to find them.
  • Statistics -- How to find hard numbers to support your findings.
  • Visual Resources -- Also considered primary resources, Includes not only art, but scans of calligraphy and handscrolls, old photographs, and more.

Bibliographies

Biographical

Maps & Geographical

Newspapers

Academic Journals

Statistics

Visual Resources

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