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Daizōkyō Database
A textual database of the full text of 85 volumes of Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō, the Japanese Buddhist canon. It can be either searched or browsed through chronologically.

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (login as Guest)
This website provides users with Classical Chinese translations and English definitions of Buddhist vocabulary, which is organized by terms, texts, persons, places, temples, schools, and names. Many of these lists of terms can be browsed in multiple languages, including English, Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (pinyin). The entire online database is also searchable in all languages.

Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon
This website provides online Devanagari and romanized canons, as well as downloadable sutras, sastras, and strotras.

Indian and Buddhist Studies Treatise Database (INBUDS)
An online database constructed for searching informations and keywords of articles, books and journals on Indian studies and Buddhist studies mainly published in Japan.

The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism
A useful online dictionary of Buddhist vocabulary, the Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism can be browsed through or searched for specific terms. Most entries appear as the English translation of a term or concept, and all definitions are given in English. Classical Chinese or Japanese translations are also provided for each entry.

Japan Studies:
Encyclopedia of Shinto (Kokugakuin University)
Modern Japanese Library (Japanese)

Bamboo leaves at Sakamaki Hall


Center for Daoist Studies
The Center for Daoist Studies is the education and research branch of the Daoist Foundation, a non-profit religious and educational organization. The Center for Daoist Studies conducts and supports research and education on the Daoist tradition. This website provides some useful definitions of critical terms and many links to external resources.

Daoist Studies Website
The Daoist Studies website contains scholarly information about Daoism, including books on Daoism, conferences, scholars, a bibliography and general resources. It includes current events in the field of Daoist Studies.

Taoist Culture and Information Centre
This resource is available in English and Chinese, although some sections are only in Chinese. It provides introductions to numerous aspects of the Daoist tradition and contains a useful English-to-Chinese translation glossary of Daoist terms.

Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide

General Research:
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library
UH Manoa Library Asia Collection
UH Manoa Library Hawaiian Collection

Asian and Polynesian Languages:
Hawaiian Dictionary
Jim Breen's Japanese Dictionary Server
MDBG Chinese Dictionary
Sanskrit, Tamil and Pahlavi Dictionaries

Academic Organizations:
American Academy of Religion
Association for Asian Studies
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Society for the Study of Chinese Religions
Society for the Study of Japanese Religions
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