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Japanese Literature, Language and Culture: Books

Search It

The Search It catalog lists items available at WSU as well as material from other institutions that can be requested through Summit and Interlibrary Loan.

In addition to books, you can use Search It to locate journal articles, Internet resources, and media. For answers to common questions related to Search It, consult the FAQ.


Manga and Graphic Novels

The WSU Libraries has a selected collection of Japanese manga and graphic novels. The visual nature of these resources makes them a great tool for beginning language learners.

Titles include:

Browsing the Stacks

Want to browse the stacks for books on Japanese Language and Literature?  The Library of Congress call number range PL501-889 covers Japanese language and literature. These books are located on the 2nd floor of the Holland Library. Literature in Japanese is interfiled with translated works. A more precise breakdown follows:

  • PL501-699       Japanese language
  • PL700-889       Japanese literature
  • PL700-751.5    History and criticism
  • PL752-783       Collections
  • PL784-866       Individual authors and works
  • PL885-889       Local literature

For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers, see the Library of Congress Classification Online.

Language Learning Materials

The WSU Libraries have a limited number of language learning media materials available for library checkout in the Media Materials & Reserves room on the Ground Floor of Terrell Library.

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