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Most of your books for BA Applied Languages and MA in International Business, Culture and Languages will be located in Headington Library.
To find a book, use the Books & e-books search on the Library home page and type in the author, title or subject that you are interested in. Alternatively you can use LibrarySearch and then limit your search results to books.
Print books have a call number which tells you where the book is shelved in the Library, for example 306.0952 VAR. If the book is on loan to another user or at one of our other libraries, you can put a hold on it. If it's on the shelves, it's quicker for you to go and get it yourself.
If it’s an e-book, follow the 'View e-book' link to connect to it. Log in when prompted with your Brookes student number and password.
If you want to find books to help you with study skills, take a look at this online list of Modern Languages study skills resources. It includes topics such as: writing academic essays; spelling, punctuation and grammar; exam preparation and technique; undertaking dissertations and research projects
Books and other resources for learning Japanese are shelved on Level 2 of the Library, in Zone E (silent study area). Here are some key sections:
Freely available online: Learn Japanese: Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese
Brookes teaching staff have been involved in producing a series of graded readers in Japanese called Let's Read Japanese. Copies are available for you to borrow from the Library shelved at 495.686/LET:
Other easy readers are available in the Japanese language books section (Level 2), including:
Japanese literature is shelved around 895.6 on Level 4 of the Library. NB You'll now find these books in Zone E (the silent study room). We have modern and classic fiction in translation and short story collections such as:
Keshiki: new voices from JapanIf you want to explore some modern Japanese writers in translation, take a look at this series of eight chapbooks which showcase the work of some of the most exciting writers working in Japan today:
Find out more about the authors
Manga texts in translation are shelved around 741.5952 on Level 4 in Zone B. Browse this list Japanese films and manga to find out what series are available.
Anime and feature films on DVD
The Library holds a large collection of Japanese feature films and anime on DVD which you can borrow. To see if we have a particular film, check LibrarySearch for the title or director. You can filter your search results to DVDs if you need to. Alternatively, you can look at this list Japanese films and manga or browse the shelves on Level 4, Zone D around 791.430952 for Japanese feature films or 791.43340952 for anime.
Box of Broadcasts
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is a service which gives you access to thousands of recorded radio and TV programmes including films from an online archive. It allows users to record programmes which will then be stored on the database. You can search for programmes already recorded, view the programme guide and also search for playlists and create your own. Check this list Japanese films and manga for a selection of Japanese films available on BoB.
Useful sources for research
If you are looking for articles about manga or anime, Mechademia is a really useful journal and you can find lots more articles on the databases Performing Arts Periodicals Database and Art Full Text.