EALL 175: Cool Japan: Anime, Manga, Culture

A research guide for Spring Term course.


This guide aggregates information concerning useful sources for the study of Japanese popular culture.

Navigate the blue headings for information on finding relevant websites, books & articles, and even assigned course texts.

Research Tips

Tips for developing your research strategy:

Keywords are key:

  • Use Google/Wikipedia to brainstorm keyword possibilities
  • Have a variety of keywords ready if your initial search doesn't produce desired results.
    • Example:
      • manga OR "graphic novel"
      • shojo OR shoujo
        • The OR Boolean operator is particularly helpful when there are multiple ways to spell something.