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Resources for Korean Language Learning and Teaching: Library Resources

UNC Catalog Search

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.
  • Quickly find primary sources in our catalog by using the faceted "Genre" search (video).

Relevant Databases

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.

ALA-LC Romanization for Korean

Korean resources at Davis Library are searchable in Korean, as well as in ALA-LC romanization, which is based on McCune-Reischauer system. 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 (˘) and apostrophe (').
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