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Korean Studies Research Guide: Romanization

A guide to finding Korea or Korea-related materials for your research

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Korean Studies Guides

Korean Studies Research Guide

A guide to finding Korea or Korea-related materials for your research

Korean Language Resources

This guide provides tools and resources for Korean language learners and instructors.

Korean Films and Media

Print and online resources for researching Korean films and media

McCune-Reischauer Romanization System

Korean materials in the library catalog are in romanized Korean as well as in Korean script. Most Korean collections in America use McCune-Reischauer romanization system, a system is based on pronunciation. Thus, romanization may not transliterate Korean in direct order. The resources below will help you to use and understand the system more effectively.

McCune-Reischauer Romanization Table

McCune-Reischauer Romanization System