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Korean Studies - Welcome

Welcome to the online research guide for Korean Studies.

Gyeongbok PalaceKorea: Daechung -- lake and forestChangdeokgung PalaceTraditional guard in Seoul

This guide showcases databases and many other library materials for your research. This guide brings together language, literature, and culture:

See the Korean Historical Eras page to navigate Korea's historical periods from prehistoric times to the present. You'll see links with embedded library search for each era's English and Korean names.

If  you're looking for books in the stacks, take a look at the LC call numbers page -- it shows you where you can find books and other materials on our library shelves for Korean language, literature, film, drama, and cultural aspects.

Not sure where to begin, just getting started, or need a refresher? Come visit our Scholarly Research: Basic Library Tips page -- you'll see brief tutorials to help you get started with the basics.

Not sure what library resources are best for your topic focus? This guide is a great place to start gathering ideas for your projects!

Questions? Need more information? Please feel free to reach out.


Traditional wooden doors with knockers in Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul.Namdaemun Market in Seoul, with Korean traditional foodsKorea: Sejongno Gwanghwamun -- Forbidden CitySeoul at night

Maps of Korea

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Korean national flags

National flags of North and South Korea, inside each country's geographic outline. Source: Tovarish Zoey Maps