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A Guide to Japanese Studies

Guides to Japanese Studies resources available at WUSTL Libraries and on the World Wide Web.

Off Campus Access

While many resources in this guide are openly available, several research databases and electronic journals and many online library services have access restrictions that require that you be a current Washington University student, faculty member, or staff member. Subscription-based databases, e-books and e-journals are marked with the "key" icon on this guide. See this page for help.

Finding Articles

If full text of the article is available through the databases, a link to a PDF (or other electronic formats) appears on your search results. If you do not find full-text articles through the databases listed here, follow the steps below to look for print copies or althernate electronic editions. Wash U Libraries's collections may include a print or stand-alone electronic copy of the journal. (Many Japanese journals still come in print format. See also the list of Japanese journals currently received at the East Asian Library).

1. Gather as much information about the article (journal/magazine title, year of publication, volume, number, article title, pages, etc) from the index/databases.

2. Look up the journal/magazine title using the Classic Catalog. (See Find Books and Romanization pages for more tips).

3. If you find the journal at Wash U Libraries, follow the location(s) and call number to locate the physical copy (if print), or use the link provided on the Classic Catalog (if available electronically). Older issues of magazines and journals can be requested and/or checked out like regular books. If the journal is not held at Wash U, you can still request journal/magazine articles through Interlibrary Loan. (Sometimes Google Scholar provides free access to full-text articles as well).

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