Asian Studies at the International and Area Studies Library

Collections & Resources

New Books (Past 30 days)

Asian Studies on Campus




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Research and Reference:
Yoo-Seong Song 
Associate Professor of Library Administration
Korean Studies Librarian
Phone:(217) 333-8021

Audrey Chun
Graduate Hourly 
Korean Collection

The Korean Collection at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign contains nearly 17,000 volumes and 2,000 volumes of non-Korean language that support teaching and research in the Korea related studies. Recently, Korean collection developed Golden Age Korean film collection and Korean feature film collection at Media center, Undergraduate library and Korean Graphic Novel collection at Undergraduate library.

The Korean language are housed in the International & Area Studies Library at the third floor of Main library while titles in western languages are located in the main stacks and departmental libraries. The Reading room in the International & Area Studies Library also contains a good collection of reference works and a selection of Serials in English and Korean languages.

Electronic resources such as Koreanstudies Information Service System Database(KISS) (off-campus access), DBPIA(Trial) (off-campus access) are available to the students and faculty members at UIUC through the web.

  • Research databases (UIUC access only)
  • Selected web resources (free)
  • Journal Articles
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Multimedia materials
  • Romanization Table