Established in 1979, the Korean collection at the University of Toronto’s East Asian Library is the largest and the oldest research collection for Korean studies in Canada. As of 2023, we have close to 88,000 physical volumes of Korean language materials including monographs, serials, and audio-visual materials. The Korean collection at the University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the top ten East Asian Libraries in North America.
Our collection’s strength lies in the Humanities and Social Sciences with substantial holdings in history, literature, Korean labor and industries, philosophy, religion, family studies, and politics and government. More recently, we strive to collect materials in Korean Canadian studies, Korean gender studies, North Korea and Korean culture studies including films in support of teaching and research interests in Korean studies.
- Search for books using the University of Toronto Libraries online catalogue, WorldCat, Korean Bibliography Database, National Digital Library of Korea, Korean History On-line, and RISS International.
- Search for articles using Korean subscription databases such as DBpia, KISS, Kyobo Scholar, etc.
- EncyKorea, Korea A2Z, KRpia, and Korean language key resources
- ALA-LC Romanization Rule for Korean
- Guide to LC classification on Selected Korean Materials
- Special Collections Guides
- Research Guides & Finding Aids
- Korean Language Key Resources (HTML)
- Subject specific resources, internet newspapers, maps, and search engines