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A large collection of language dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, and other Japanese reference works for Japanese-only searches of historical terms and figures. It includes abbreviate version of the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan in English and full-text coverage of the Tōyō Bunko and Shūkan Ekonomisuto (Weekly Economist).
Requires VPN through JapanKnowledge (JK), or log in to general JK. Then, select Dai Kan-Wa. It searches all the characters by searching radicals or strokes. It doesn't search for idioms and variants by copy & paste.
Detailed information on how to use Morohashi from Japanese Research & Bibliographic Methods for Undergraduates is created by Prof. Susanna Fessler from University at Albany (SUNY Albany) in NY. Morohashi section is #12 of the series. Must download the lesson plan through Google document.
A Chinese character dictionary complied by Shirakawa Shizuka containing 9,500 Chinese characters. Can search by a character’s reading, radical names, total stroke number, old readings, meaning, authoritative sources, compound words, and parts of characters. Also found in the JapanKnowledge database. (Just click ログイン button at upper left corner of JapanKnowledge.)
One of most important Japanese language dictionaries, it contains about 500,000 entries with 1,000,000 sample sentences listed by gojūon. Digital edition through JapanKnowledge database (Just click ログイン button at upper left corner of JapanKnowledge.)
A traditional, Chinese-style, encyclopedic index of objects, events, and institutions that appear in pre-modern texts. Volumes classified by subject in 30 sections. Entries contain outlines, sources, and original passages. To search, begin with the index (the last volume).