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Japanese Language & Literature

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About this Guide

This Research Guide will help you find Japanese language and literature resources available thru the BU Libraries.  Here you will find information on:

  • Language resources - dictionaries and grammar books
  • Background information - guides, encyclopedias, biographies
  • Open Access resources including websites and digital collections
  • Japanese related programs at Boston University


Fall 2020 -- Library Services

All branches of the University Libraries’ system on the Charles River Campus are currently closed. That includes Mugar Memorial Library, the Science & Engineering Library, the Pardee Management Library, the Pickering Educational Resources Library, the Music Library, the African Studies Library, the Stone Science Library, and the Astronomy Library. Mugar Memorial Library will be open to current BU students, faculty, and staff on Monday, August 24 at 8:00 AM. Through the fall 2020 semester, Mugar’s daily hours of operation will be 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

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