Japan Studies: Getting Started

Provides a starting point for Japan Studies, including resources to find books, articles, newspapers, and web resources.

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NOTE: not all databases important for East Asian/Japanese Studies are not included!

Selected Databases for Japanese Studies

The followings lists important databases for the study of East Asian history. Click here to see more databases available at KU Libraries.

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