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Korean Studies: Find books, music, DVDs

A comprehensive guide for users of all aspects of Korean studies.

Using the Library 'Search' to find books, journal articles, DVDs, music and more

Use the Search to retrieve books, DVD's, music, journal articles and other resources.

You will find Search on the Library homepage    or from your portal.

Sign in first  so that you can  

  • place holds on books at other campuses
  • renew books
  • save searches
  • see what you have on loan

Sign in from the Library home page 

or sign in from the portal (Go to the Library Tab)

 - type "your keyword or topic" and enter key to get results (also to the sign in screen)

The default option is to search  'all resources'. There is an option to limit your search from 'all resources' to 'library collections'This  removes journal articles from your search so be careful not to do this unless you want only books, music  and dvd's NOT journal articles


Ignore "Did you mean ....?"


You can use * to truncate terms eg comput* retrieves computer, computers and computing.

Use inverted commas " - " for phrases, titles and words you want to appear next to each other in your search results eg "social networks" "women's rights".

Capitals are not required. Avoid using first names and initials.

If you have more than one author include last names. This will make your search much more precise.

For more detailed help with search options go to Search help 

Finding books

Use left hand limits to retrieve only books. Note the other refining options available






Occasionaly you will find there is more than one listing for the same item held in different locations, so make sure you have chekced all the listings for the specific item you are looking for. Also make sure that you are looking for the right edition.

eg. to find  고정민 (2009) 한류 아시아를 넘어 세계로 : 한국문화콘텐츠의 과거, 현재, 미래, 한류지수, 한류의 경제적 효과, 서울시 : 한국문화사업교류재단 (= Ko, Chong-min (2009) Hallyu, Asia rul nomo segye ro : Hanguk munhwa kontenchu ui kwago, hyonjae, mirae, hallyu chisu, hallyu ui kyongjejok hyokwa, Soul-si: Hanguk Munhwa Saop Kyoryu Chaedan)

Type 고정민  한류  or  한류 아시아 in the search box

Click on 'locations' and the + next to your campus to see what is available. See campus floor plans to find books.

You need both the call number and the location to find the book.


See the 'Browssing the shelves'' box from the "Finding @ Library" tab in this Libguide for information about call numbers and how to locate items on the shelf.


Books on a topic

For examples of search strategies go to Search help 

Use the left hand options to limit your search to books, journals, e-resources a particular date range, date or items in a specific library.

Holds / Requests

You can Hold / Request if there is NOT one on the shelf in your home library or on another Library on your home campus.

Leave the default and select pick up location.

You will be notified by email when the book is ready to pick up from the "Hold" area in the Library.