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Japanese Studies: Books

How do I access my reading lists?

Link2Lists is your course reading list service. Each list contains links to the books, journal articles and other resources for your module or course.

You can add your own notes to the resources you have used and can set reminders to use resources in time for your lectures and seminars.

To access Link2Lists you can login to Blackboard via My Manchester, or use the link below:

Library Search

Search the Library's resources - books, journals, articles, images, manuscripts, videos and more simultaneously using a single search box.

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How to use Library Search

Note that older journals, magazines and reviews might not be digitised. The library also holds hard copies of some journals – look up the title and check the location in the Library.

Humanities e-books

You can find e-books by accessing Library Search or by using the links below:

General e-books

You can find e-books by searching the Library Search or by using the links below:

Printed books, e-books and theses

New book titles

The following titles reflect the most recent textbooks purchased by the University of Manchester Library for your studies and research.

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Guide to printed stock

The main East Asian Collection is located on Purple Area Floor 2 in the Main Library. The collection includes all Chinese and Japanese script materials in all subjects within the library plus the English materials subject in:

  • Japanese Language (classification No. begins with 495.6)
  • Japanese Literature (classification No. begins with 895.6)
  • Pictorial material demonstrating Chinese and Japanese art and culture (classification No. begins with 375.495)

All the other English materials about Japan and China will be distributed into other subject areas. For example, Chinese history will be distributed into the history section; Japanese politics will be found within the politics section etc.

Inter-Library Loans service

The University of Manchester Library is one of the largest subscribers to e-journals and databases in the UK but we don’t have access to everything.

If you find that we don’t hold a book, report, journal article or conference paper that you need, you can use our Inter-Library Loans service.

How to find and access theses?

Hard copy PhD theses before 2009 produced at The University of Manchester are held at the Joule Library.

You can search Library Search for a thesis, make a note of the shelfmark (eg Th 16574), bring the number to the issue counter and we will retrieve it for you. Please note that they are reference only and cannot be removed from the Library.

We do not hold Masters or undergraduate theses.

Below is a link to our dedicated thesis support page.





Doctoral/Research Theses

Electronic versions of many open-access University of Manchester research theses, submitted from the 2010 session onwards, are available on Pure, the University of Manchester’s internal repository.

Using Google Books

It is worthwhile carrying out a search on Google Books to see if a book is available to view online.

If you have a reading list for your course and the books are in use by other students, you can check to see if it has been fully or partially digitised by Google.

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