Franklin &  Marshall College Library

Ant 262: Japanese Culture

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Concise dictionary of modern Japanese history
Ref DS881.9 .H86 1984

Historical dictionary of Tokyo
Ref DS896.1 .C43 1997

Japan, a country study
Ref DS806 .J223 1992

Kodansha encyclopedia of Japan
Ref DS805 .K633 1983 v.1-9

The Cambridge encyclopedia of Japan
Ref DS805 .C36 1993

Japan : an illustrated encyclopedia
Ref DS805 .J263 1993

The MIT encyclopedia of the Japanese economy
Ref HC462.9 .H73 1994

Companion encyclopedia of Asian philosophy
Ref B121 .C66 1997

Modern Japan : an encyclopedia of history, culture, and nationalism
DS805 .M63 1997


Library Catalog
Check here for book resources found in the college libraries.

How to find Journal and Newsaper Articles

Abstracts in Anthropology
Ref Index Z5112 .A15

Available from the Library web page under Electronic Resources

America: History and Life
Index to articles on the history and culture of the US and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Historical Abstracts
historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the U.S. and Canada)

Humanities Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies, history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related fields. Covers 1984 to the present.

PAIS International
Index to policy-oriented literature (books, journal articles and U.S. and foreign government documents). International coverage of information about political, economic and social issues and events in specific countries. Covers 1972 to the present.

Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Covers 1983 to the present.

Sociological Abstracts
Full version comprehensive database of over 1500 journals covering sociology, social work, and other social sciences. Covers 1963 to the present.

Connections to full-text newspaper, magazine and journal articles

How To Get Articles

F&M holdings:
Choose List of Journal Titles on the Library homepage, to search for journal titles and holdings in the F&M collection.

How to Cite Books, Articles and Webpages

How to Cite and Search
Information on how to cite and evaluate web pages.

Web Sites

Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources
Compiled by the US-Japan Technology Management Center at Japan. Over 1500 links to web sites related to Japan.

Guide to Japan
Over 200 information pages dealing with many aspects of Japan: customs, food, tourism, language, religion, entertainment, sports, arts, history, politics, everyday life, etc. Each page offers general information about a single topic and links to other related Web pages. Searchable or navigate by topic areas categorized under Regional, Modern and Traditional Japan. The work of the single person whose first language is German.

Japan Resources
An annotated directory of Japan-related Internet resources.

East Asian Resources (CEAL)
Information guides to the countries (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan), section on how to read Internet information in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, extensive collection of other resources on East Asia. From the Council on East Asian Libraries.

Asahi NewsPaper
The only English-language evening newspaper in Japan. Daily news.

Far Eastern Economic Review
Online edition of this weekly news and business magazine published by Dow Jones. You can find feature articles on business in the Asian region, country-by-country news, a guide to the region's best Web sites, selected real-time news from Dow Jones Markets, and more. You'll need to register (free) for the service.

Kyuba no Michi (the Way of Horse and Bow)
Learn the origins of the Samurai, how their swords were forged, and what weapons they used. Read about Bushido (the way of the warrior) and the role art played in a Samurai’s life. See information about female Samurai; Seppuko, the ritual form of suicide; and a brief history of the Shogunate. Find Samurai legends and quotations, and a selection of Samurai manuals.

Tales of Wonder
Folk and fairy tales from Africa, Central Asia, Central Europe, China, England, India, Ireland, Japan, Middle East, Native America, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, and Siberia are given in full text. Tales from the Brother Grimm, non-traditional fairy tales, and other story resources are linked.

Enola Gay Perspectives
An excellent overview of everything about the Enola Gay and the controversy about the Smithsonian exhibit. A collaborative effort by a University of Maryland Graduate Library School class. See also the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (which has the B-29 that dropped the nuclear weapon on Hiroshima) exhibit Enola Gay. This is the online exhibit that was revised after the early controversy. There's material on the plane, the mission, B-29s generally, and links to other museums with B-29 information. Also see Enola Gay and the Atomic Bomb, from the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, which is based on excerpts from the canceled exhibit, with SI's permission.

Last updated: 1/1/04 ag, contact Pam Snelson for assistance, 291-3896