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Access, use, and reproduction of the electronic resources made available through the Grinnell College Libraries are governed by license agreements with publishers which may impose greater restrictions on use than does copyright law. The user is responsible for observing these agreements as well as the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), including the fair use guidelines that protect scholarship and research.

When accessing subscription databases from off-campus, you will be asked to sign in using your campus username and password. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Rebecca Ciota or Sheryl Bissen.


Newspapers

Access World News Research Collection Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
1978-present. Online resource that provides full-text information from nearly 4,000 United States and international newspapers, news services, magazines, blogs, transcripts, and more. To get to the international newspapers, use the "World" link under Shortcuts in the left sidebar.
Online Newspapers
Provides links to thousands of newspapers worldwide.

Databases

AP Images (Associated Press) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Searchable database of images applicable to many different times, cultures, and disciplines. Also includes local Physics and Botany image collections. Use individual log-in for off-campus access.
Bibliography of Asian Studies Restricted Resource
1971-present. An online index of scholarly literature on all subjects (especially humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia.
CiNii: NII Scholarly and Academic Information Portal
Japanese academic portal for information-related fields, connecting to CiNii (citation information by NII), Webcat Plus, KAKEN, and JAIRO (Japanese Institutional Repositories Online).
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Restricted Resource
Subjects covered include the nature, use, and teaching of language as well as linguistics, phonetics, speech, communication, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, hearing and speech physiology, and related topics.
MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
1926-present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

Library Catalogs

Center for Research Libraries
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
Grinnell College Libraries: Find It!
Access the following resources here: library catalog, reserves, JournalFinder, WorldCat, interlibrary loan, subject and course guides, special collections catalog, and the Center for Research Libraries catalog.
WorldCat Restricted Resource
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.

Reference Resources

Cambridge History of Japan
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor DS835 .C36 1988


Japan Fashion Now
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor TT504.6 .J3 S74

Jisho
Online Japanese dictionary that provides words, kanji, and example sentences. Provided through Jim Breen's WWWJDIC project.

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Basic Japanese-English Dictionary
Print Location: Reference PL679 .B37 1993


Kanji Dictionary
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor PL677.5 .S62x 1996
Description from review: “The purpose of this dictionary is to make it as easy as possible to look up the readings and meanings of Japanese words written in Chinese characters (kanji).”
New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary
Print Location: Permanent Reserve PL679 .H33 1997


Oxford-Duden Pictorial Japanese and English Dictionary
Print Location: Reference PL676 .O9 1997


Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary
Print Location: (on order)

Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor B121 .E53 2001

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor DS822.5 .E516 2002

Japan Encyclopedia
Print Location: Reference DS821 .F73 2002


Modern Japanese Writers
Print Location: Reference PL723 .M563 2001


Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor PL726.1 .M495 1985

Web sites

Foreign Language Videos Resource contains video
Collection of short video clips of native speakers of various languages. Provides samples of their speech on a variety of topics, including culture and daily life.
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
 Portal to internet resources on East Asian history.
Japanese Text Initiative
Full text of classic works; a collaboration of the University of Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh.

Style and Citation Guides

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper
Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries via Fisher College.
MLA Handbook, 8th. edition (2016)
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: MLA
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Chicago Manual of Style
Print Location: Perm Reserve Z253 .U69 2010
On permanent reserve at Burling and Kistle.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: Chicago/Turabian Style
This style guide contains information on the Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. These resources follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, which was issued in September 2010.
RefWorks
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.

Resources at Grinnell

Grinnell College Libraries: Library Lab
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Grinnell College Writing Lab
Room: ARH 132 Phone: 3117

Course Guides

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