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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.

Digital Archives and Digital Collections

Cultural Japan - Cultural Japan collects information related to Japanese culture published in museums and libraries around the world.  [Full-image] 

International Research Center for Japanese Studies [Nichibunken] databases - Nichibunken offers several databases in various subjects.  Some of them offers full-text access while the others are for index only. [Full-text and Index]  

Japan Disasters Digital Archive - Japan Disasters Digital Archive (JDA) is an advanced search engine for archived materials from all over the web, individuals’ testimonials, tweets, prominently including content from international partners who are building digital repositories about the disasters. [Full-text and Index]  

Japanese Woodblock Print Search (Ukiyo-e Search) - You can search for Japanese woodblock prints by taking a picture of an existing print across multiple collections.  [Full-image] 

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]