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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Library Catalogs and Databases for Japanese Materials: Reference Works

Lists of useful references to find books, databases and articles


Many Japanese references works are available in the International and Area Studies Library, these reference works are for in library use only. Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Bibliographies are searchable via the library catalogue or by browsing the shelves at IAS..

Japanese Online Dictionaries

Apps for iOS and Android

  • Japanese app provides E-J / J-E dictionary, search function, flashcards, and vocabulary lists.

Multi-Dictionary Websites (Japanese, English-Japanese, Japanese-English, etc.)

Kanji (Chinese Character) Dictionary Websites