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Tips for finding books in Korean

Can't find books in Korean?  Check the list below for better search results.

  1. Try typing Korean keyword into library catalog first. Can't find it? 
  2. Try McCune-Reischauer Romanization. Here is the simple table at
  3. Still not finding?
  4. Ask HELP!  Finding Korean books is sometimes challenging for many reasons. I'm here to help! Ask your Korean Studies Librarian for help.

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What is Call Number?

In the catalog, you found a book and its call number. What is the call number? It is a unique number for each book on the shelf. The call number is based on subject classification system. This means books on the same topic will be next to each other. If you like to care to know about the system (LC Classification System), here is further information at