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Japan Studies

This guides primarily describes resources available at the UMD Libraries for research on Japan Studies. The guide also directs researchers to collections and resources beyond the UMD Libraries.



This is a guide to important primary and secondary sources on Japan Studies. This guide focuses on material available in the University of Maryland Libraries' Japanese Collection in the McKeldin Library and Gordon W. Prange Collection available in the Maryland Room of Hornbake Library. This guide also includes general collections and external resources. Contact the subject specialist for more information and assistance.

The Maryland Room

Located on the first floor of Hornbake Library North, the Maryland Room serves as the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives. All materials from our collections must be viewed in the reading room.

The Maryland Room is open to University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff; faculty, students, and staff from other colleges and universities; local, national, and international scholars; and members of the general public. You do not need an appointment to view materials in the Maryland Room.  

Materials accessed in the Maryland Room are only available to view in the reading room, and do not circulate.  For directions, hours, and other information, please visit the Maryland Room homepage.  

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