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Researching Japanese History: 10,000 B.C. - 1868
Research Guide

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Call Number

The Cambridge History of Japan

DS 835 .C36 1988
(also in REF)

Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan

REF DS 805 .K633 1983

Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan

REF DS 805 .C36 1993

Japan Encyclopedia

REF DS 805 .D355 1995

Encyclopedia of Asian History

REF DS 31 .E53 1988

An Archaeological History of Japan: 30,000 B.C.
to A.D. 700

DS 815 .M5346 2002

Windows on the Japanese Past: Studies in Archaeology and Prehistory GN 855 .J2 W56 1986
Japan: A Short Cultural History DS 821 .S3 1962
International Dictionary of Historic Places, Vol. 5: Asia and Oceania

REF CC 135 .I585 1995 v. 5

Traditional Festivals: A Multicultural Encyclopedia available online



To find books in the Clemson Library, try these searches in the library catalog:

Subject search:



Keyword searches:

japan antiquities

Also try the names of specific historical periods, topics, places, people, events, etc.

To find books in other libraries, search WorldCat.



Academic Search Premier   articles in all subject areas, 1965-present Access to this PASCAL database is in danger! Please Help!

General OneFile   articles in all subject areas, 1980-present

Bibliography of Asian Studies


index to articles (1971-present) and books (1971-1991) in western languages on all phases of life and culture in Asia during all time periods

index to articles and books, 1969-1970
print volume (call number: Z 3001 .B5)

index to articles and books, 1956-1968
included in the Journal of Asian Studies
(available online)

index to articles and books, 1941-1955
called "Far Eastern Bibliography" and included in Far Eastern Quarterly
(available online)

index to articles and books, 1936-1940
called Bulletin of Far Eastern Bibliography
(call number: Z 3001 .B812)

Historical Abstracts
  articles and books on world history from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada), 1954-present

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Full Text (formerly Dissertation Abstracts)
  index to over two million dissertations and theses, all subjects, 1861-present (over 600,000 available in full text)



Call Number

Japanese Studies from Pre-History to 1990: A Bibliographical Guide REF DS 806 .J36 1992
Japanese History & Culture from Ancient to Modern Times: Seven Basic Bibliographies

REF Z 3306 .D69 1986

Japan (World Bibliographical Series) (by Frank Joseph Shulman)

DS 806 .S58 1989
(also available online; see NetLibrary location in the catalog)

Japan and Korea: A Critical Bibliography (1962) Z 3301 .S55
A Selected List of Books and Articles on Japan in English, French, and German

Z 3306 .B67 1954

Japan and Korea: An Annotated Bibliography of Doctoral Dissertations in Western Languages, 1877-1969 Z 3306 .S54
Japanese History: A Guide to Japanese Reference and Research Materials

Z 3306 .H27 1973

Research in Japanese Sources: A Guide Z3306 .W4
Japan and the World, 1853-1952 Z 3308 .R4 J36 1989


      1. When you find a good source, mine its bibliography.

      2. Collect keywords to use in your searches.

      3. Use Interlibrary Loan to get books and articles the Clemson Library doesn't have.

      4. Use databases available in other subjects. For example, if you're looking for information about Japanese religion, search the religion databases, for art, the art databases, for music, the music databases, etc.


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