Jump to contentJump to search

Subject information for students: East Asian Studies


Currently only available in German.

Literature search

Currently, media on the subject Modern Japan are still located on the 1st floor of the Central Library as well as in the Humanities Library in building 24.21. Holdings from the Humanities Library can only be borrowed over the weekend. The library items are arranged systematically, i.e. the shelving reflects the subdivision of the subject into individual disciplines such as geography and historical sources of Japan, history, politics, economics etc. You can find the classification system here.

Electronically available journals of the subject can be found via the Electronic Journals Database (EZB). Unfortunately, there is currently no subject compilation of relevant periodicals for Modern Japan. It is best to use the subject overviews of the respective thematically appropriate subjects such as history, economics, linguistics and literature, etc. Please ensure your VPN is activated when searching from off-campus.

Subject databases provide more precise, subject-specific literature references for your subject than the library catalogue; both documents available in full text as well as references of print publications of all kinds. Use the Database Information System (DBIS) to access the subject databases. Please activate your VPN first before searching from off campus.

Are you about to write your first term paper and need help on how to search for, select and process literature? Then you should work through the ILIAS learning module on information and research skills in Modern Japan. It provides guidance on all steps of academic work, from dealing with your topic to the actual writing.

Responsible for the content: