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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Japanese Studies for Undergraduate Students (EALC 250 & Other Courses): Home

This is a resource guide for undergraduate students interested in Japanese Studies.

Japanese Studies Resources for Undergrads

This guide was created for undergraduate students writing research paper on Japanese culture. Click on the tabs located above to select subjects.

If you need additional help, you can contact us at the International and Area Studies Library or get help from the Undergraduate Library:

International & Area Studies Library
321 Main Library
Hours: M-Th 9am-7pm; F 9am-5pm; Sa-Su 1-5pm


This guide was originally created by Makiko Ishizawa on 4/14/2010 
Updated 1/22/2013 by International & Area Studies Library

Japanese Material Locations

You may have heard from your professors and older students that there is an Asian Library on campus. Ever wonder where it is? What used to be known as the "Asian Library" is now a part of the International and Area Studies Library.

As part of the transition, Asian language materials are now circulated from the Central Circulation desk and the materials are accessible from the Main Stacks. Faculty, students, and other patrons wishing to browse the Asian-language circulating collection should enter Main Stacks via the Central Circulation desk on the the 2nd Floor of the Main Library. 

East Asian materials bearing LC call numbers (meaning they carry one or two alphabetical characters at the beginning of their call numbers, e.g. "BX598.A4") are now shelved on the 7th, 8th and 9th floor of the Main Stacks. (* It always helps to keep in mind that the 5th floor of the Main Stacks is connected to the 2nd floor of the Main Library Building, where the Main Stacks entrance is located.)

Current periodicals and reference collection are housed in the International & Area Studies Library in 321 Main Library.

If you have any trouble finding materials, please contact the International & Area Studies Library, 321 Main Library (217.333.1501) for assistance.

Additional Research Help

Individual Research Consultation Form - Ask questions or make an appointment online with a Japanese Studies Librarian


Ask a Librarian - Ask Questions via IM  (Hours)


Text Message 

217-686-4361 (available same hours as other Ask a Librarian services.)

You can SMS text the library from any cellphone that supports text messaging.   Standard charges apply, based on your cell phone plan with your account provider, for both messages you send and receive from us.