The Collection's strength lies in the humanities and the social sciences with substantial holdings in literature, history, philosophy and religion, especially Buddhism, fine and performing arts, business and economics, and East Asian studies. The Library's Japanese language holdings, as of June 30, 2020, include 374,335 volumes; 3,544 serials titles; 40,635 microform items; 1,233 DVDs; 519 film and videocassettes; 504 audios; and 940 cartographic/graphic materials. These resources are supported by a collection of secondary materials in Western languages. We also subscribe to over 20 electronic databases and have roughly 5,500 Japanese e-books.
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Columbia's online public catalog was transformed to a discover tool and contains records for almost all materials, including books, periodicals, microforms, and databases, and beyond. Most of Japanese language materials are cataloged both in Japanese language as well as translitelation of Japanese in romanization in the modified Hepburn System employed by the Library of Congress. It is more effective to search by romanization rather than Japanese, but pay attention to word divisions. CLIO search tips, please click here.
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