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The University of California Berkeley Libraries is a system of 27 libraries, with the Doe Library, Moffitt Library, Bancroft Library, and East Asia Library, with 13 other subject specialty libraries. There are also 10 "affiliated libraries," which contain specialized research collections unique to their fields and often to their libraries.
A list of eight Japanese-language databases subscribed to by the University of California Berkeley. Please note: these databases require on-site access from the Berkeley campus.
A database of electronic resources available through UC Berkeley. This includes databases, ebook collections, digitized primary resources, statistical sources, and other electronic sources. These can be browsed by subject, type, or alphabetically.
Collection size: as of July 2014 the UC Berkeley libraries contained over 1.1 million volumes in Asian languages of which 408,000 are Japanesae. The combined collections contain more than 17.8 million items. As a system of nearly 30 distinct libraries, the UC Berkeley Library System is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection of academic support for education and research within its varied fields.
Online catalog: http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/
A list of online web resources, databases, and online serials accessible for Japanese studies.Most electronic resources are available only to registered users or on campus.
Research guides developed by UC Berkeley faculty and staff to assist in China-, Japan-, or Korea-focused research.
The University of California Berkeley Libraries offer research help in person, over the phone, and through email. In person, they offer liaison librarians in addition to the reference desk, and research appointments.
The library guides instruct users on a variety of topics, including use of the UC Berkeley OPAC, citation styles, finding reliable information on the Internet, evaluating resources, and discovering primary sources for research.
The library is open to public access, and most collections may be used on site. All faculty, staff, and students of the University of California Berkeley have borrowing privileges. Those connected with another University of California campus can obtain a Berkeley library card at the Privileges Desk, located on the first floor of the Doe Library. Proxy borrowers for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, or students, as well as Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory staff, Stanford University faculty, staff, and graduate students, visiting and postdoctoral scholars, California state university and community college students, California public school teachers, UC Extension faculty and students, and others may be able to borrow books from the library. For more information, please see the Borrowing page.
All printing from a BookScan or public workstation in the UC Berkeley libraries must be paid for using the Cal 1 Card. Visitors may request a Cal 1 Card from the Moffitt Copy Center or from a public service desk in a library. For the varying costs of different sized black-and-white and color prints, please see the Printing and Scanning in the Libraries page.
The BookScan locations can store scanned pages on a flash drive as an alternative to printing.