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Japanese Studies Resources

A general research guide for Japanese Studies at the UBC Asian Library. Access to some resources may be restricted to the UBC faculty, staff, and students.

Finding Japanese Books

To find Japanese books and e-books, consult the UBC Library catalogue first. This is the easiest way to access UBC's Japanese book collections even though not all the e-book titles have a record in our catalogue. (To search all e-book titles, consult the e-book section of the Japanese Studies Resources guide.) The Library catalogue search can also be done on the Library home page through the Books & Media tab.

Licensed eBooks

If you need library material that the library does not currently license in electronic format, or only has in print, please send a request to the Japanese Studies Librarian. If the requested material is for a course, please include your name, faculty, course number, and date by which the material is needed.

The library is working to source electronic versions of print materials. The Japanese e-books are available on the following three commercial platforms.

Tip: Not all e-book titles are listed in our library catalogue. For complete searching, please consult Maruzen eBook Library, Kinoden, and EBSCO (limit language to Japanese) individually.

The following is a list of additional sources of licensed e-books. 

Open Access eBooks

Text Databases