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Korean Studies

Gateway to Korean Studies Resources

Searching Korean Materials

McCune-Reischauer Romanization

Korean language materials at the University of Chicago can be searched using either original Korean scripts or the McCune-Reischauer Romanization system. The McCune-Reischauer romanization system was created in 1937 and currently is used for standard romanization library catalogs in North America. In 2009, the Library of Congress released the revised McCune-Reischauer Romanization system and word division.

Both Korean script (한글 Hangul) and Korean romanization are searchable in the UChicago library catalogs. Since the online catalogs limited Hangul search functions, you can check out the Korean Romanization guide (McCune-Reischauer Romanization Chart)  to learn more about these rules in the library systems.

Also, McCune-Reischauer Romanization can be learned using the tutorial below:


Korean Romanization Tutorial PPT

Korean Romanization Links

Korean Romanization Tools

Korean Romanizer