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Japanese Studies

Resources useful for Japanese-studies researchers

Getting Started: Which Script to Use for Searching

Note on rōmaji (ローマ字

今日も元気で!Kyō mo genki de! [Have a nice day!]  

In the University of Chicago Library catalogWorldCat, the CRL catalog, and Japanese databases (e.g., JapanKnowledge, CiNii), Japanese script (Chinese characters 漢字 and kana 仮名) can be used for searching; but it is helpful to understand the basic romanization rules for Japanese (i.e., spacing, hyphens, and macrons*). 

[*You need not use macrons when searching with rōmaji in our Library Catalog, WorldCat, or the CRL catalog.] 

If you are not familiar with the rōmaji system, here are some tools and guides: 

 

Location of the East Asian Collection

The East Asian Collection is located on the 5th floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library. Click here for the floorplan. 

Subject Specialist

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Ayako Yoshimura
Contact:
Japanese Studies Librarian
Joseph Regenstein Library
Room 520B
773-702-8434