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Japanese History, Literature & Culture: Finding Books & Articles

Finding Books

Library catalogs provide both access to primary and secondary materials.  If you know specific subject headings, author's names or useful keyword terms search the catalog, narrowing your search to material type if necessary.  Links to many electronic books may be found using WorldCat, older materials out of copyright are accessible through HathiTrust links, while other resources in HathiTrust require a password to access.  If you have a question about any of these library catalogs seek assistance at the reference desk.

E-Book Resources

Finding Journal Articles

Individual journal and newspaper articles are not indexed in library catalogs. In order to find individual articles within specific journals and newspapers, you'll need to turn to an index, either in print or online. Once you determine the title of the journal or newspaper, you can then use CONSORT and OhioLINK to find the location of the journal itself. If we do not have the journal at Kenyon, simply fill out an Interlibrary loan request form. The following indexes are great places to begin searching for general articles.  If your topic is very subject specific, then you should turn to specialized indexes such as Historical Abstracts, MLA, Art Full Text, etc..  The Kenyon Libraries subscribe to about 300 databases, please feel free to contact the reference staff for assistance at the Reference Desk or through the Reference Assistance Form.  If you select the latter, a librarian will contact you within two days.

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