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KSGA 13181 — Soc Science University Seminar (Yoon): Contemporary Korean Culture


This course guide for Professor Sharon Yoon's Social Science University Seminar : Contemporary Korean Culture, is for students writing their research paper.

Getting Started

Use the following sources to look for background information related to your topic of interest.

Encyclopedia, Dictionaries, Bibliographies

Current Events

Major daily newspapers, published in Korean ⏐ English

English-language newspapers

Finding Academic Sources (Articles & Books)

Use the following databases to look for scholarly articles and books on your topic. Some of these databases provide only the citations, which means you will have to take additional steps to gain access to the fulltext of the articles and the books. Email the East Asian Studies Librarian ( if you encounter any challenges in gaining access. 

Citing Sources

Used for: Literature, Liberal Arts, Humanities

Library copy: Hesburgh Library Reference Desk LB 2369 .G53 2016MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Printed 8th ed., 2016.

Quick Guide

Used for: Arts, History, Literature, Sciences

Electronic Access: Chicago Manual of Style

Library copy: Hesburgh Library Reference Desk Z 253. U69 2010. Chicago Manual of Style. Printed 16th ed., 2010 (Other copies)

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