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ASIAN 2260 Popular Culture of Japan: Home

An introduction to academic research, using the Cornell University Library and other available resources, with a focus on Japanese popular culture.

Session Objectives

 In today's session we will cover:

Using the Library Catalog to locate resources
Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and reference materials

Utilizing a bibliography to locate relevant resources
How to be efficient and research smarter!

Requesting items not available at Cornell 
Use BorrowDirect and Interlibrary Loan

Identifying useful databases and finding/evaluating articles
Find articles, essays, book chapters and monographs

Getting Help
Ask a Librarian!

Welcome to the Library!

In-class Assignment

You have been assigned to write a paper on "gender roles in Japanese popular culture." 

Varieties of Approach:

1) Where would you begin your investigations of this topic?

2) What keywords would you use for searching the library catalog, the internet, and CUL's indexes and databases?


Part 1: Find a full-length book related to your topic.  (You can use the bibliography of this book to identify additional books and articles of relevance.)

Part 2: Identify a quality database that you can search for scholarly articles.

Part 3: Expand/refine your keywords after searching one database

Part 4: Find one scholarly article on your topic.

Submit the answers to your assignment via the comments link below.

Subject Guide

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Dan Mckee
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