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Starting Points

Welcome to the Korean Studies research guide.  This page provides some starting points for your research on South Korea.  If you have research questions or want to make a purchase request, or need to schedule an appointment for a research consultation, please contact Vickie Doll (vdoll@ku.edu).

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KUCat+ search (note: not all Asian studies databases are included)

KU Library Catalog Search Help
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  • Romanization of East Asian scripts and library catalog search
    Find Romanization and catalog search help

Korean Romanization

  • McCune-Reischauer.org
    A Practical Guide to McCune-Reischauer Romanization
    1. Software for Korean romanization
    2. Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • Romanization of Korea
    ALA-LC Romanization Tables: Transliteration Schemes for Non-Roman Scripts (in PDF)
    1. Basic Principles of Romanization
    2. Summary of the Romanization System
    3. Special Provisions for Romanization
  • Korean Romanization converter
    by Pusan Nati onal University and Nara Information Tech. Choose #1 option, input Korean script for converting, choose "Administrative Area" romanization (the McCune- Reischauer Romanization).
  • ushuaia.pl
    Transcription of Korean alphabet Hangul. Transcription of Korean alphabet Hangul according to McCune-Reischauer system with minor amendments of BGN/PCGN. Paste Korean scripts in the first box, in 3rd box choose Korean (McCune-Reischauer) and Submit. Romanization will appear in the middle box. (Nor sure if it is 100% accurate).

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