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HIST 24802: Gender & Japanese History

A guide to library resources for students in Professor Burns' class.

Finding Primary Sources in the Catalog

The following terms are found in the subject headings of records for published primary sources.

  • sources
  • diaries
  • correspondence
  • interviews
  • personal narratives 
  • pamphlets
  • oral history
  • writings
  • maps
  • caricatures and cartoons
  • pictorial works
  • exhibitions

In the Library catalog:

Use the BROWSE option, select SUBJECT from the drop-down menu.

Examples of Catalog Searches

In the Library catalog, use the BROWSE search and SUBJECT index (from the drop-down menu):

  • Japan--History-- Sources
  • Women -- Japan -- Biography
    ***This heading includes letters, memoirs and other autobiographical accounts written by women.

  • Japanese Diaries--Women Authors
  • Travelers' writings, Japanese

  • Japan -- Description and Travel
  • Japan --Social Life and Customs--Pictorial Works
  • Japan -- Politics and Government -- Sources
  • Japan -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Sources
  • women japan memoirs
  • women travel japan

Guides to Other Primary Sources


Periodicals in Print

Below are some heavily-illustrated, 18th-20th-century magazines in English.