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JapanKnowledge+ is an electronic collection of encyclopedias and dictionaries, with smaller collections of news and articles from select Japanese journals, select electronic books and web contents, and audiovisual libraries. Contents are cross-searchable using the One Look search box.
The database is available at http://www.jkn21.com for computers with University of Illinois IP addresses (i.e. for on-campus access). Use library's proxy authentication for off-campus access by following the link below (UIUC NetID login will be required).
This LibGuide provides a quick guide for navigating the search interface of JapanKnowledge+ for students and scholars. The "Basic Search" tab includes a brief guide to resources available in English, Chinese and Korean.
Key encyclopedia and dictionary titles covered by JapanKnowledge+ include:
- 国史大辞典 = Encyclopedia of Japanese History
- 江戸名所図会 = Edo Meisho Zue (Famous Places in Edo)
People and Culture
- 日本人名大辞典 = The Biographical Dictionary of Japan
- 日本人物文献目録 = Bibliography of Japanese Biographies
- 新版 能・狂言事典 = The Noh and Kyogen Dictionary: New Edition
- 新版 歌舞伎事典 = The Kabuki Dictionary: New Edition
- ランダムハウス英和大辞典 = Shogakukan Random House English-Japanese Dictionary
- ポケットプログレッシブ中日・日中辞典 = Pocket Progressive Chinese-Japanese/Japanese-Chinese Dictionary
- ポケットプログレッシブ韓日・日韓辞典 = Pocket Progressive Korean-Japanese/Japanese-Korean Dictionary
- 日本国語大辞典 = Shogakukan Unabridged Dictionary of the Japanese Language
- デジタル大辞泉 = Digital Dai-ji-sen Japanese Dictionary
- 情報・知識 imidas(イミダス) = Innovative Multi-Information Dictionary, Annual Series
- 現代用語の基礎知識 = Encyclopedia of contemporary words
- 日本大百科全書 (ニッポニカ) = Complete Japanese Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia Nipponica)
- ニッポニカ・プラス = Nipponica Plus
And this may come in handy if you are planning a visit to Japan...
- 平成ニッポン生活便利帳 = Useful Information for Life in Japan in the Heisei Era
See the Contents page of this LibGuide for full listing.
International and Area Studies Library
, Chinese Studies
, European Union
, Global Studies
, Japanese Studies
, Korean Studies
, Latin America
, Middle East
, Religious Studies
, Slavic & East European
, South Asian Studies
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