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Korean Studies

Provides selected research resources in the area of Korean Studies, with a particular focus on social sciences and humanities resources.

FAQ


Korean Studies Collection at the Asia Library

Frequently Asked Questions            

Does UM Library have books written in Korean?. 1 

How do I find out whether the library has a particular book?. 1 

Can I use Korean Han’gul to search a Korean book in Mirlyn?. 1 

What would be the better way of searching Korean materials in Mirlyn?. 2 

I use Google all the time. Can I find UM Korean books in Google?. 2 

Where can I find Korean materials?. 2 

How do I find an article in a Korean scholarly journal?. 2 

How about Korean DVDs?. 2 

Where is the Asia Library?. 3 

I’d like to request a material for purchase by the library. 3 

What’s the contact information of Korean Studies Librarian?

Does UM Library have books written in Korean?

Yes! UM Asia Library (http://www.lib.umich.edu/asia/) currently holds more than 32,000 volumes of Korean books, primarily in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.    Go To Top

How do I find out whether the library has a particular book?

Use Mirlyn (http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu), the Library’s online catalog.   Go To Top                                                                                                             

Can I use Korean Han’gul to search a Korean book in Mirlyn?

Certainly! Type keywords or phrases in Korean Han’gul in a search box in Mirlyn. This is not a comprehensive search method, but it works!    Go To Top                                                                                                                                                                                       

What would be the better way of searching Korean materials in Mirlyn?

Searching keywords or phrases properly Romanized in accordance with the Romanization rules described by the Library of Congress (http://guides.lib.umich.edu/aecontent.php?pid=24938&sid=251571 ).   Go To Top

I use Google all the time. Can I find UM Korean books in Google?

Of course! Go to Google Book Search (http://books.google.com/books) and  enter a keyword or phrase into the search box in Han’gul. Google will show you books at UM library as well as at other institutions.    Go To Top

Where can I find Korean materials?

Most recent books are located at Asia Library stacks in Hatcher Graduate Library (North). Lesser used books can be found at Buhr Shelving facility. Check the availability and location in Mirlyn, please!      Go To Top

How do I find an article in a Korean scholarly journal?

Use online full-text databases available at Search Tools (http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu ) and Korean Studies Research & Technology Guide (http://guides.lib.umich.edu/koreanstudies ).

UM is a member of the E-Korean Studies DB Group Purchase Team. Currently 11 DBs are available from the E-Koreanstudies site,  including KISS (한국학술정보):   DBPia and Kdatabase (한국학전자도서관).       Go To Top

How about Korean DVDs?

A list of Korean DVDs is available at the Korean Studies Subject Guides (http://guides.lib.umich.edu/koreanstudies ). These DVDs can be checked out from the AskWith Media Library (http://www.lib.umich.edu/aml/).     Go To Top

Where is the Asia Library?

It is located at the 4th floor, Hatcher Graduate Library (North). Here’s a floor map; http://www.lib.umich.edu/navigator/hatcher4.html . Go To Top

I’d like to request a material for purchase by the library.

Contact Korean Studies Librarian or fill out a Purchase Request Form available at http://www.lib.umich.edu/hatcher-graduate-library/graduate-library-purchase-request-form  .     Go To Top

What’s the contact information of Korean Studies Librarian?

            Name: Yunah Sung

            E-mail: yunahs@umich.edu

            Tel: 734-936-2408

Office location: Asia Library
                                    414 Hatcher North
                                    920 N. University
                                    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205
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