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Guide to resources for the study of Japan and Japanese

Introduction to Japan Related Resources in the HBLL

This page provides general information about accessing Japan-related resources held in the HBLL (in both Japanese and English languages).  

For discipline specific research help, click on the relevant tab near the top of this page. These tabs will take you to sub-guides focused on the following topics: Reference Works (encyclopedias, dictionaries, research aids), and Pre-Modern and Modern Japanese History, (More tabs coming soon).   

Call Number Guide

Those who Browse the Stacks always discover additional research materials!

All books published in Asian languages are located on the 4th Floor in the Asian Collection.

English materials on Asian topics are located in different parts of the library as noted below.

If you have trouble finding a book ask the Asian Studies Librarian or inquire at any library help desk.

AC-AE Collections, Encyclopedias (1st Floor, Social Science Reference)

BQ Buddhism (2nd Floor, Religion & Family History Library)

DS 800-899 Japanese History (1st Floor, Social Science Library)   

JZ 1745-47 Japanese Politics and Government (1st Floor, Central Stacks)

ND Japanese Painting (5th Floor, North Stacks)

PL 501–845 Japanese Language and Literature (5th Floor, North Stacks)

Subject Resources

Asian Collection 4th Floor Map (Click to Enlarge)

Databases for Finding Scholarship on Japan

For some very helpful tips on how to conduct a successful database search, click Here


Bakemono no e:  Illustrated Scroll of Supernatural Creatures from Japan's Edo Period. High resolution digital scan of the entire fifteen-meter scroll depicting thirty-five different creatures. This item is part of the Harry F. Bruning Collection house in BYU's L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Asian Studies Librarian

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Tim Davis
Office: 4523 HBLL
I'm currently working from home. Please e-mail me if you need help with Asian-related research or accessing library resources. I'm happy to help!

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Humanities Reference
Level 5
Hours: M-Th: 8am-9pm; 
F: 8am-6pm; Sat:10am-6pm


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