GENERAL ENGLISH-LANGUAGE BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDES
Herschel Webb, Research in Japanese Sources: A Guide. Columbia University Press, 1965. Call no.: REF DS803 .W38.
This book was created by Hershel Webb for the Columbia bibliography course taught from the early 1960s until his death in 1982. Although many of the reference works that Webb describes have since been replaced, this book remains a valuable tool, particularly for the chapters on historical source materials, and for the descriptions of such unchanging matters as premodern measurements.
Naomi Fukuda, ed., Bibliography of Reference Works for Japanese Studies. University of Michigan, 1979. Call no: REF Z3306 .B48. M/S: V‑4/5; IHJ: 0020.
At the time of its publication in 1979, this work was the leading guide to Japanese reference and bibliography. It was based primarily, but not exclusively, on the University of Michigan holdings (so that the LC call numbers listed do not necessarily correspond to Starr's holdings). It covers bibliographies and reference works through 1977, and is devoted almost exclusively to Japanese‑language works.
A Guide to Reference Books for Japanese Studies (Japanese title: Nihon kenkyû no tame no sankô tosho). The International House of Japan Library, 1989. About $15. Call no.: REF Z3306. G84. M/S: V‑4/5.
This was specifically designed to complement and update the Fukuda work above, but by no means to replace it. The book is arranged according to subject, but includes an author/title index for Part I (English‑language), and a title index for Part II (Japanese‑language).
Yasuko Makino and Masaei Saito, A Student Guide to Japanese Sources in the Humanities. Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies, Number 24. Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1994. Call no.: REF DS801 .M53 no. 24.
This book is intended as an update of Hershel Webb's Research in Japanese Sources: A Guide (1965, see above). Like Webb's book, it is designed as an overall introductory textbook, and includes problems to be solved.
ENGLISH-LANGUAGE JOURNALS AVAILABLE ONLINE
Asian Theatre Journal (Hawaii). TOC from 1994. Article abstracts. See Project Muse.
Asiatische Studien (Switzerland).
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies - TOC online.
Electronic Journals in Asian Studies (ANU/Australia).
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies: Backnumbers from 1936 at JSTOR.
The Journal of Asian Studies: Backnumbers from 1941 for JSTOR.
The Journal of Japanese Studies.
Michigan: Publication Program of the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan.
Monumenta Nipponica--new index. Backnumbers from 1938 at JSTOR.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
NOAG: Nachrichten der Gesellschaft fuer Natur- und Voelkerkunde Ostasiens (Hamburg).
Oriens Extremus (Hamburg). TOC online from 33. Jahrgang, 1990, Heft 1.
Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online. http://muse.jhu.edu/