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Japanese Language & Literature: Finding 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)

List of Japanese Library Catalogs

Federated Search Engines Search multiple Catalogs in Japan

Union Catalogs

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

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 in early (classical) Japanese books

Art Libraries Catalogs

Bibliographies 書誌


Allows you to search over 1 milion Japanese books both in print and digital. Provided by the National Institute of Informatics (NII)

List of more Japanese & English E-books.

Books in Print