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Japanese 001: First Year First Semester Japanese (Intensive) (Sato/Kobayashi), Fall 2015

Online Dictionaries

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We have a wide selection of Japanese language films in the Tricollege libraries. You can browse these films in the stacks: the foreign films are divided by country, so head to Japan (PN1993.5 J3)

You can also browse all the Japanese-language films in the Tricolleges through Tripod.  In an Advanced Search choose Collection: Videos and Language: Japanese.  In the results you can browse further by Creator, Subject, Genre (e.g. Animated) and more. 

Tadoku Books

  • Tadoku Books, or Books for Extensive Reading, are available in Magill Library, in the far corner near the computer cluster on the main floor. It is also recommended that you listen to the audio files for the Tadoku books while reading them. For more information, view our Tripod catalog results
  • There are Japanese Language children's books in that area as well. 


Browse for a dictionary that feels right to you. Or ask the Research librarian ( for a recommendation. 


Browse our Manga collection by viewing English language and Japanese language books in the PN 6700- PN 6790 call number range. They are located on the 4th tier in Haverford's Magill library.

Japanese culture books

Here is a list of books related to Japanese culture found in the library and their corresponding call numbers. 

  • Buddhism: BQ 1-9800  
    • History of Buddhism BQ 251-799
    • Pure Land Buddhism BQ 8500-8769
    • Zen Buddhism BQ 9250-9519
  • Japanese history: DS 801-897
  • Japanese literature: PL 501-889
  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture is an excellent place to start.

Reference books