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Japanese Subject Guide: Reference Sources

Selected Reference Sources for Japanese Language and Literature

This page has a select list of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference sources available through the R.P. Bell Library. The items listed as "Ref" can be found on the main floor of the library.

Other works on Japanese Language & Literature are found in the book stacks on the 2nd floor under PL 501-PL 889.

Use the Library Catalogue or see related guides to find books and films on Japanese art, philosophy, history, etc.

Language Resources

Bilingual Visual Dictionary
PL 676 J37 REF

The Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary
PL 677.5 K54 REF

Oxford Japanese Grammar and Verbs
PL 534 B86 REF

On Japanese Literature

A Reader’s Guide to Japanese Literature
PL 717 R54 REF

Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 203: Medieval Japanese Writers
PL 726.3 M43 REF

Cultural Background

Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan (9 vols.)
DS 805 K633 REF

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Japan (2 vols.)
DS 805 J263 REF