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The guide provides resources to assist your research on Japanese Studies

About this Subject Guide

This Subject Guide has been developed to support your research on Japanese Studies at the University of Iowa Libraries. Sources with Lock Image Lock Image means that those resources are available to only UI affiliated users and you need to login to InfoHawk+ with your valid HawkID and password to use them. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact UI library staff. We are here to assist you!

Popular resources

JapanKnowledge Lock Image

  • JapanKnowledge is a reference/e-book database that covers a wide variety of content and has been one of the most useful databases for Japanese Studies. You can find a video recording of a JapanKnowledge workshop here.

Kenkyusha Online Dictionary Lock Image

  • KOD (Kenkyusha Online Dictionary) offers online access to over a dozen of English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries.

Academic Search Elite Lock Image

  • This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study with full text information.

Streaming Video through UI Libraries 

  • Links to licensed online videos

Manga for Japanese Language Learners

  • Links to open access manga



Fall 2023

The UI Tadoku Club will begin its Fall 2023 sessions on Friday, September 8, 2023. This semester, we will hold Tadoku sessions every other Tuesday and Friday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the East Asian Reading Room of the Main Library. Please see the flyer below for session dates.

Tadoku Cluby Flyer 2023 Fall



Locating Japanese collection items

The general materials of Japanese Collection are located in the UI Main Library. Japanese language items are integrated in the East Asian Collection on the 2nd floor, while English & other western language materials are shelved on Main Library Stacks on 2nd, 4th, and 5th floors according to their call numbers. 

Main Library Floorplan

Library Hours

Subject guide

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