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Japanese Language and Literature / 日本語

for CSUN Japanese Studies

Japanese Language and Literature: Finding Japanese books

To find books on Japan, search first in the CSUN Library Catalog

The CSUN Library Catalog has many books about Japan, its language, literature and history.

Locally, UCLA and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) also have extensive holdings in Japanese materials.

However, there are many other places to search for Japan related materials, especially if you are looking for items in the Japanese language.

Library Catalogs | 図書館カタログ (toshokan katarogu)

Federated Search Engines Search multiple Catalogs in Japan

Union Catalogs

Union catalogs provide itemized records held by many libraries. They often include publishers' catalogs.

  • OCLC Worldcat Allows search of holdings in libraries across the U.S. and internationally.
  • CiNii Books Japanese / English The newest databases to replace NII Webcat
  • Webcat Plus Webcat (Japanese & some European universities union catalog) + publishers' catalogs
  • Google Books Japan Includes many full-text books digitized from Google's partner, Keio University

Directory of North American Collections of Japanese Old & Rare Materials
Overview, contact information of the participating North American institutions, which hold old and rare materials. Managed by the National Institute of Japanese Literature.

Specialized collection of early (classical) Japanese books

  • 日本古典籍総合目録 国書書総目録+古典籍総合目録+国文研マイクロフィルムカタログ | Union Catalog of Early Japanese Books

Art Libraries

Bibliographies 書誌


Japanese & English E-books.

Books in Print


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