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Japanese Studies Research Guide for Japanese Capstone 1999 and Undergraduate- Oakland Campus: How to Search Japanese books

This guide will assist Japanese major students who are taking “Capstone Project” JAPANESE 1999 to develop and complete their term papers with using at least two Japanese articles. It is also designed as a guide for undergraduate research.

Important Call Numbers for Japanese Studies

BQ1-9800   = Buddhism
DS801-897 = History of Japan
PL501-889  = Japanese language and literature
PN1600-3307 = Drama, include Noh, Kabuki and Movies
Z = Bibliography, Library Science

How to Search at PittCat Classic

You cannot find all books on your topic by call numbers because many topics are scattered in call numbers. For instance, if you want to search books and DVDs in Pitt on yokai (Japanese ghosts), you'd better search by "Ghost stories, Japanese" and "horror tales, Japan" in subject, and by "yokai" by keyword and title.

Online Browsing

More than 2/3 of books of Hillman Library are now in storage.

You cannot find unexpected but useful books by shelf browsing any more. However, you can do same thing on PittCat by following 3 simple steps.

1. Find a book you are interested in by keyword, title or author search.
2. Open record of the book.
3. Click links at "LC Subject"
3. Click "Call Number" (You can do this only on PittCat Classic)

English Print Sources

Japanese Studies Librarian

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Hiroyuki Good
East Asian Library
421 Hillman Library 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15260