Look for books in the Five College Library Catalog using the SUBJECT BEGINS WITH or KEYWORDS ANYWHERE.
||Select Advanced, then search AUTHOR KEYWORD (e.g. "Enchi Fumiko") and limit books by language to English|
|Collections of English Language Translations||Search SUBJECT BEGINS WITH under "Japanese Literature 20th Century Translations into English"|
|Use th Request Item button in the catalog to request books from the other Five Colleges.|
|No luck? Expand your search by using WorldCat - an online catalog of the holdings of libraries around the world.|
|Interlibrary Loan||Use Interlibrary Loan to request books not in the Five Colleges.|
|Google Books||Be sure to use Advanced Search. Good for looking up references to authors.
Subject headings use controlled terms that you would not normally use when you are keyword searching. Learning how to use subject headings, though, can help you to browse books on a particular topic even if a particular keyword is not used in the title. Because the order of the terms is also prescribed, I would suggest that you use the "Subject keywords" search rather than the "Subject begins with"
Looking for Japanese literature by time period:
You can also find books that use broader time subdivisions
Gender is not a subject heading, even though it is a commonly used keyword. Instead subject headings are put together in a variety of ways:
Likewise, sexuality is not an approved subject heading, so instead either use a keyword search to find it in the title or table of contents or try this subject heading:
Some other peculiarities to keep in mind, even though we all use anime to talk about Japanese animation, the subject heading is: