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Japanese Research & Bibliographic Methods for Undergraduates: Supplemental Readings

A full curriculum for students in undergraduate programs who have studied at least one year of Japanese.

Lesson Specific Readings


Makino, Yasuko, and Masaei Saito. 1994. A student guide to Japanese sources in the humanities. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan.

Lesson 8 - Romanization:

Barry, Randall K, Library of Congress, and American Library Association. 1997. ALA-LC romanization tables : transliteration schemes for non-Roman scripts. Washington: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress.

Hepburn, J.C. 1867. A Japanese and English Dictionary; with an English and Japanese Index. Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press.

Lesson 11 - Types of Dictionaries:

Kembō, Hidetoshi. 1961. “Chapter Three: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Indicies of Vocabulary.” In Japanese Language Studies in the Shōwa Period: a Guide to Japanese Reference and Research Materials, ed. Joseph Yamagiwa, 32–34. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press.

Lesson 14 - Bibliographies

Carol Anne Germain, University at Albany. 2010. “Guide to Annotating a Bibliography.”

Lesson 15 - Research Papers

Booth, Wayne C, Gregory G Colomb, and Joseph M Williams. 2008. “Chapter Three: From Topics to Questions.” In The Craft of Research. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lesson 19 - Units of Measure

Suzuki Shin’ichi 鈴木伸一. “Unit Expression English-Japanese.”

Information Literacy Articles

Kuhlthau, Carol. “Information Search Process.”
Tkay, Gretchen, and Huddleston, Bogi. "First Year English Research Guide."
Designed for university freshmen taking first year English Courses, but the research strategies outlined are universal.

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