Apocalypse Japan

Spring 2014

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-336; Timothy J. Van Compernolle (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Sharon H. Domier.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Citing Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Arts & Humanities Database
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

Resource for research into the history of modern design and the applied arts.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.

Ebook Central
Multidisciplinary e-book collection from leading university presses and academic publishers. (Alumni access)

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database (1972 to present)
Index of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.

Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
Bibliographic and full-text database of film and television articles from scholarly and popular publications. Includes images from the MPTV Image Archive of entertainment photography.

Film Index International
Provides indexing for thousands of films from the silent era to the latest blockbusters, with searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists.

Film Literature Index (1976-2001)
Index of scholarly and popular journals in film and television from over 30 countries.

Full-text backfiles of over two thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Project Muse
Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)


Chicago Manual of Style
Provides answers to style and editing questions.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
Extensive collection of critical essays and biographical information on contemporary authors.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.

JapanKnowledge Lib (date coverage varies)
Collection of dictionaries and encyclopedia, full-text articles, video files, maps, images.

Literature Resource Center
Full-text critical studies, biographies of authors; covers all genres, all time periods, and all regions.

Citing Sources

This course is using the Chicago Manual of Style formatting. 

The Chicago Style Quick Guide is available online as is the full Chicago Manual of Style