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Japanese Language Learners: Finding Books

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WorldCat Local

Need to search beyond the University of Kentucky Libraries?  Click on the WorldCat Local tab on InfoKat and you'll have access to InfoKat, WorldCat, and millions of articles as well. 

With WorldCat Local, you can make lists, tag records, and link with ease to different editions.  If we don't have an item, WorldCat Local gives you a link to your ILLiad account so you can request the item then and there.

Questions?  Just ask us.

How to Use InfoKat

Looking for manga

1.  To find books, search the UK Libraries' catalog, InfoKat, by author, title, or keyword.

2.  Type, for instance, the title "yotsuba to"

3. Find two results.

4. The first one is a set in Japanese.

5. The second one is in English.  Please note: the library has only volumes 1 and 3; volume l 1 is checked out.

Asian studies librarian

Kazuko Hioki
W.T.Young Library

(859) 218-0890
Website / Blog Page

Quick Search in the Libraries' Catalog

To search manga (Japanese comic books), type manga as a subject search by using advanced search.

For anime (Japanese animation film) dvds, type anime in the subject search.

Manga is shelved on the 5th floor, call number range: PN 6790.

Find literatures in Japanese om the 4th floor, call number range PL 500-900.