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Keio University Students' Research Guide

A guide for Keio University students doing scholarly research during their time at William & Mary.


Welcome to the research guide for visiting Keio University students!


This guide will help you find books, articles, statistics, and other resources for your research papers and projects.


What's in this guide

This guide consists of two main parts:

  1. An introduction page with videos about using William & Mary Libraries
  2. A page with some specific recommendations for each group's topic. Each page will have a few recommended databases and books that your group may want to try out to locate sources.

You might also find it worthwhile to check out the "General Sources" page to get ideas for starting points for overall comparisons between the US and Japan.

Using this guide

We highly recommend you watch the videos on the introduction page before attempting to use any of our resources to locate research. W&M Libraries has a huge amount of information, and these videos will give you a quick introduction on using our resources efficiently.

You'll meet with a librarian on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 9. The librarian will talk with each group to help you further develop your topics, find additional resources, troubleshoot issues you've encountered with finding sources, or whatever else will be useful for you. The advising sessions will go best if you come with questions!

Before Wednesday, we hope you'll use this guide and the recommended resources to test resources and strategies out on your own, and with the help of your groupmates. Hopefully with some initial experience under your belt, after you've met with a librarian you'll be fully ready to embrace academic research at our library!

Getting help

The Research Librarians at William & Mary Libraries will be available by email and by appointment in the month of August. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions - we're happy to assist you throughout your time here at William & Mary!