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Korea Collection: Finding Books

Getting Books

If the books you are looking for are...

  • UH system items

Voyager "Get This Item"

  • Not at UH

ILL(Inter Library Loan) service 


Purchase Suggestion

Email Korean Studies Librarian

Search Catalog

UHM Library OPAC((Online Public Access Catalog), Hawaii Voyager

WorldCat (World Cat) is the OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide. *UHM Only

Basic version of WorldCat provided free to the public by OCLC.

Digital books, newspapers, journals. borrowing books and obtaining articles via ILL/DD.*Member institution

Monthly New Acquisitions

Finding Korean Language Books

Searching for Korean language materials in non-Korean Search tools is not the easiest thing to do. You can use Korean to search in the library catalog but some records may not show up as results even though the items are available. One of the reasons is because the bibliographic information is recorded either in Korean or Chinese depending upon the publication.  Besides which there are some technical problems yet to be resolved with Korean scripts in the library catalog. That is why you need to be familiar with Romanization to get the most comprehensive results for Korean books.

Korean e-books