Using the Library Search is the way of searching for Library resources. Using natural language, a simple search box will bring back results from a number of different sources. You can refine the results of your basic search by using the facets. Or you can do an advanced search and prescribe limits to your searching.
Japanese language items in the Monash University Library are catalogued using the Modified Hepburn Romanization System, as well as the Japanese characters.
In order to find Japanese materials in the Library Search, type in keywords or author or title in either Japanese characters or Modified Hepburn Romanization. The diacritics to indicate long vowel and syllabic nasal are displayed on screen. When typing keywords you can ignore the diacritics, it is not necessary to capitalise the proper noun.
The following websites is the Modified Hepburn Romanization System and the cataloguing rules of the Library of Congress:
Configure your computer to search the catalogue using non-Roman script.
Most Monash University libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme to organise books and journals. The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to use the Library Search. However the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.
|079.52||Journalism, media, newspapers in Japan|
|290.952||Religions in Japan|
|305.40952||Women’s studies in Japan|
|418.007||Second language acquisition|
|495.607||Japanese language for study and teaching|
|495.6071||Japanese language teachers|
|495.6802||Translating and interpreting|
495.6824 & 495.6834
|Japanese textbooks, exercise books, examinations etc.|
|741.5952||Manga and social aspects|
895.6 & 895.6005
|915.2||Travel and description in Japan|
|952||History of Japan|