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Korean Studies

Gateway to Korean Studies Resources

For library users looking for resources in Korean Studies

Use this guide to get to know the Korean Studies collection at the University of Chicago Library and to begin your research. Spend a little time exploring the tabs at the top of the left side bar on the front page. Also, be sure to check out the Korean Romanization table as well as its tutorial ppt. Links throughout this guide will lead you to the exact library catalog or full text e-resources. 


1. Korean Romanization

The Romanization of Korean is a system for representing the Korean Language (Han'gŭl) using Latin script. Although Korean language materials at the University of Chicago can be searched using either original Korean scripts or the McCune-Reischauer Romanization system, users will have better search results when searching with Korean Romanization. Click for more information about M-R Romanization. 


2. Korean Studies Materials in Print Format

The Korean collection is located in East Asian Collection on the 5th floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library. Please check below for location information and the 5th floor stack map.

  • Korean Reference Sources: 5th Floor East Asian Reading Room
  • Current Korean Periodicals: 5th Floor East Asian Reading Room
  • Print materials in Korean: 5th Floor Stacks
  • Korean DVDs and Videos: 2nd & 3rd Floor
  • Korean Studies Microfilm: 3rd Floor
  • Korean Theses: 5th Floor East Asian Electronic Resources Room (JRL 521)
  • Click 5th Floor Stack Map


3. Korean Studies Full Text E-resources

You can find the all the essential e-resources (journal articles, newspapers, e-books, primary resources) in the following website.

Click Full Text E-resources (Scroll down to Korean Studies) 


4. More Questions? 

If you have more questions about the collection or need a consultation about your research resources in Korean Studies, please contact Jee-Young Park, Korean Studies Librarian. 



Korean Studies Assistance

Korean Studies Librarian


An affiliated librarian with the Korean Collections Consortium of North America (KCCNA) will respond to your question. It may take up to two business days. 

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