HIST605/EALC590: Medieval Japan: Catalogs and Databases

Course guide for students of HIST 605/EALC 590 on how to use databases available in KU Libraries and find research materials.

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  • Everything from the KU Libraries Catalog: more than 4 million books, ebooks, videos, sound recordings, manuscripts, and more
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You may search across these sources all at once, or limit your search to those items most interesting to you.

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

Selected Databases for Historical Research

If you are looking for scholarly journal articles but not sure where to begin, search these databases listed below. All are useful databases to look for articles pertinent to East Asian/Japanese history. Click here to see the whole A-Z list of databases available at KU Libraries.

Database Instruction

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Database Instruction (3/13/2014)

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Other Importantt Databases (Japanese)

This lists many important databases, created by Japanese academic libraries and scholarly institutes. Please note that some of the databases are searchable only in Japanese.