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Japanese Studies

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

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UMD Online Catalog - You can the UMD Libraries' holdings of books, eBooks, journals, newspapers, and much more. 

The Art Library Consortium online catalog - You can cross-search the libraries holdings of the consortium members. The consortium members include: The National Art Center (国立新美術館), the National Museum of Modern Art (東京国立近代美術館) and Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館). [Index only] 

CiNii Books - You can search the books held by university libraries in Japan. [Index only] 

・Japanese Literature in Translation Search [English] [Japanese- The database covers Japanese literary works translated into other languages from 1945 to 1990s. It is searchable by author, title of work, translator or other key words in Japanese or roman letters. Short stories are listed individually by their own title rather than in the anthology. [Index only]  

Japan Search - You can cross-search multiple digital archives, digital collections, and catalogs.

National Diet Library Digital Collections - The NDL Digital Collections enables a user to search and view a variety of resources, collected and stored by the National Diet Library of Japan.  Many out-of-copyright books are full-text available. [Full-text and Index]