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Japanese Language and Culture: Getting Started

Library and other resources for the study of Japanese Language and Culture


Search@UW provides an integrated search and discovery experience across a wide range of print and e-resources, including UW-System and UW-Milwaukee print collections, digital images, institutional repositories, and collections of academic literature and journal articles. Users can view search results in a single sortable list or use facets to narrow down results by item type, date, location, etc.Sign in with your ePantherID to easily request items from other campuses, check the status of items you have on loan and more.

Consult the Search@UW Library Guide for detailed user instructions, online video demonstrations and troubleshooting tips.


Google Scholar

Off campus?  Set Google Scholar to link to Get IT! at UWM:
   From the Google Scholar home page
   Click on the "Settings" gear on the top of the page
   Select “Library Links” from the left column
   Enter “University of Wisconsin Milwaukee” in search box
   Check the "UWM" and “Open WorldCat” boxes that appear
Then search - when you find a good article - 
Click on the Get IT! (UWM Libraries) link - not the title 

To show links to import into RefWorks:
From the Google Scholar home page
   Click on the "Settings" gear on the top of the page 
   Select "Search Results" from the left column
   Select "Show links to import into" and select RefWorks

Get To Know The UWM Library

The UWM Libraries is contained within the Golda Meir Library building, directly north of the Student Union.

Building Information & Floorplans

Hours for Service Points & CollectionsDifferent areas and service points within the Golda Meir Library Building are open different hours. The Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons, on the first floor west wing, is open 24 hours, Sunday through Thursday during the Fall and Spring semesters, with reduced hours on Friday and Saturday.

Tours & Workshops at the LibraryThe UWM Libraries offers a variety of walk-in sessions for various research tools. Take advantage of the workshops offered, for groups of 1 to 100.

Instructions for Printing Documents: In Summer 2017, UITS installed a new pay-for-print system, Wēpa Print Away, in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons on the first floor, west wing of the UWM Libraries.

Frequently Asked Questions: A link to the most common questions about the UWM Libraries.

Graduate Students' Guide to the UWM LibrariesA broad guide detailing library resources and services for graduate and doctoral students.

Obtaining Non-UWM Resources

UW-System Borrowing: You may place requests for materials from other UW-System Libraries. Allow a minimum of 3 working days for processing. After placing UW-System Borrowing requests, track them through your Library Account.

If the UWM Libraries or other UW-System Libraries do not have items that you need, there are other options that may help you obtain materials from other libraries.

Interlibrary Loan: When articles and materials are not available through UW System Borrowing, obtain them by making a request through ILLiad. Graduate students may request articles using the Rush Request Service to receive articles in 24 to 48 hours. For more on ILLiad, see FAQs. (Exception: Items that are held at the UWM Libraries, but are on reserve or are checked out, may NOT be requested through Interlibrary Loan).

Get Help in the Library

Databases & Guides by Subject

Searching for Known Journal Citations

Contact Information

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Katherine Bowes
UWM Libraries - West Wing