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Searchable using Korean as well as a romanized script for Korean resources. All the computers in Davis Library are able to input Korean scripts.

  • If your item is not available at UNC, try TRLN (Triangle Research Libraries Network).
    Search TRLN provides a single search interface to the TRLN Libraries' Collections.
  • If your item is not within the libraries of TRLN, try Worldcat. Worldcat is a world-wide catalog of books, articles, visual materials, and more.

Korean Romanization: McCune-Reishauer system

Korean resources at Davis Library are searchable in Korean, as well as in romanization with the McCune-Reischauer system, based on pronunciation. This system is different than the official romanization system in Korea. Find out more:

ALA-LC Romanization Table for Korean

Korean McCune-Reischauer Romanization Dictionary

  • Romanize the Korean title/author/keyword using the M-R Romanization system.
  • Insert a space after each word, a particle, lexical unit, etc.
  • Omit diacritics such as breve (˘), alif (’) and ayn

    Relevant Korean Databases

    • DBpia  
      DBpia is a full text database which covers more than 862,000 articles from 1,124 Korean scholarly journals in 12 subject fields, such as sociology, literature, economics & business, medical science, humanities, theology, law and administration, arts, engineering, natural science, and education. English materials are also available.
    • KRpia  
      KRpia contains Korean historical materials and records in the fields of history, literature, folk culture, nature, Chinese medicine, religion, and materials related to Asian studies.

    Finding Books

    Start with Keywords or Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).
    Identify one or more relevant books. Click on the LCSH given to those titles to find more titles.
    Use Advanced Search for more precise results


    LC Subject Heading

    Going to the advanced search features in the UNC catalog will let you search for items that UNC has in Korean. You can also specific the format (book, film, etc.) that you want to find.


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