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Japan Studies: Getting the Most of Union Catalog of Early Japanese Books 日本古典籍総合目録: Roman Letter Search

The bibliographic database developed by the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) 国文学研究資料館

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Home: What is the Kotenseki Sogo Mokuroku 古典籍総合目録?

Searching: 3 ways of searching Kotenseki Sogo Mokuroku

Search Tips: detailed information on each catagory, classificiations, where titles are from, notes, etc.

Roman Letter Search: Caution about using Roman letters in this database

The information is from the National Institute of Japanese Literature Kotenseki Sogo Mokuroku site

Boolean Operators page helps you understand how the Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) works. Outside Link

How to search in Romaji

Searching the database in Romaji ローマ字検索

You can use Romaji to search the Kotenseki Sogo Mokuroku. Do NOT use the modified Hepburn, or Kunreishiki. Use the way specified in the table. (How it works? The database converts the Romaji input into Hiragana according to the specified rurles.)

heikemonogatari -> へいけものがたり
mon'youshuu -> まんようしゅう