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Resources about Japanese Studies for Research, Teaching, and Librarianship

NCC supports Librarians with networking opportunities and professional development.

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Special Project: Information Literacy Lessons

A comprehensive 25-unit course on information literacy

This is an information literacy course created by Professor Susanna Fessler of the University at Albany. The curriculum introduces students to the processes of locating, assessing, and using information resources in the context of Japanese studies, suitable for students with one year of language study.

From the Librarian Professional Development Working Group

Looking for PD specifically for Japanese Studies Librarians?

A major pillar of NCC is continuing education and professional development for Japanese and East Asian studies librarians who work in the field of Japanese Studies.  Watch previous workshops and get information on any upcoming events.

From the Digital Resources Committee

Do you research in Japanese-language databases?

While many Japanese databases require institutional subscriptions, some may have options for individual researchers.  View the list to see what's available and subscription options for each.

From the Digital Resources Committee

Need help cataloging Japanese-language books?

Use this checklist to evaluate your vendor-supplied MARC records to make sure they are complete and accurate.  

From the Resource Sharing Committee

Want information on how to find or receive a book or digital materials from Japanese libraries?

The National Diel Library (NDL) of Japan makes some out-of-print and hard-to-find content available, but has restrictions on its use. Libraries must be registered with NDL for ILL. Learn more in the Resource Sharing Committee Guides. 

*Scholars, please contact your Library ILL Specialist for assistance.

NCC Project: Multi-Volume Set Collections

Is the resource you need at a different library?

From 1992 until 2018, NCC helped build a national collection of Japanese research materials in the United States through its Multi-Volume Sets Project (MVS).  As a condition for the grant, all materials can be loaned through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to other institutions.  Check the database to see if someone has what you need; your librarian can assist with ILL.

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