The East Asian Library at Washington University holds books and other materials which focus on East Asian culture, history, languages, etc., plus a variety of noncirculating special collections with rare materials. You are encouraged to explore their offerings either online or in person. UMSL students are free to visit Washington University libraries in person to check out books; you will need to bring your UMSL ID. *Note: check their site before your visit for up-to-date COVID policies.
Don't forget that you can request print materials through MOBIUS! If Wash U is able to loan it, the book will be sent to the Thomas Jefferson Library here at UMSL for you to pick up.
All UMSL students are eligible for a library card at the St. Louis County Library, which is within walking distance of campus. The public library is a great option for searching for popular materials - manga, for example - which we may not hold here at UMSL.
You are also welcome to request public library materials for pickup at UMSL via MOBIUS.
This page offers research help for students in the Japanese Pop Culture class. You will find easy links to resources we discussed in the instruction session, search tip reminders, additional databases, starting book suggestions, and contact information for the Arts & Humanities librarian for those looking for a one-on-one appointment. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the library with any questions!
Discover@UMSL is the library's main search tool for books, journal articles, and more. Results will include materials owned at UMSL (including both print and e-books) as well as scholarly articles, newspaper articles, primary sources, etc. from many of our online databases.
We recommend starting your research here. Then, follow up by also searching in library databases. Discover@UMSL does not pull in materials from every relevant database. Visit our Guide to Discover@UMSL for tips on using this search tool!