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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.
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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.
Call Number: Holland Stacks PN6790.J33 K37
An interesting and creative manga series with a plotline that centers on Japanese cuisine. The WSU Libraries own several volumes in this series.
Gorugo 13 shirīzu by
Call Number: Holland Stacks PN6790.J33 S35
Winner of the Shogakukan Manga Award, this popular series which follows the adventures of a secret assassin, began in 1969.
Master Keaton by
Call Number: Holland Stacks PN6790.J33 U73
This manga series focusses on the adventures of Taichi Hiraga-Keaton, an archeologist-turned-insurance investigator for Lloyd's of London.
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
- 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.
Rosetta Stone - Japanese Level 1
Call Number: Terrell Media Materials PL535 .J58 2006
Call Number: Terrell Media Materials PL535.5 .I54 2001