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Special section: Anime and manga-related entries published in scholarly/academic subject-specific encyclopedias
The scholarly encyclopedia, with content consisting of relatively brief articles on specific topics related to a given common theme, issue or area of study, is a particular type of academic resource that is simultaneously intuitively familiar to users who already have experience with general-purpose encyclopedias, and somewhat obscure because of poor coverage in scholarly article databases and subject bibliographies. Since a scholarly encyclopedia article is necessarily an introduction to a topic, its utility may be limited. However, it may very well be the case that a researcher or student is largely unfamiliar with a particular field, and a brief, general introduction is exactly what they are looking for.
Beyond the ever-growing body of academic literature on anime and manga, these two terms, as well as several related concepts, have in fact received a fair amount of coverage in scholarly encyclopedias. The details of such coverage are detailed on this page. Entries for each specific encyclopedia consist of basic bibliographic details for the volume or set, and a listing of the individual articles, along with their page numbers and authors' names.
Because of the limited coverage of resources of this type in the standard academic databases, at this point, the main source for this list is Google Books and Google Scholar coverage. For a project of this type, Google Books' access to tables of contents, and to short sections of actual full-text content within the books it covers is particularly valuable.
Coverage of anime, manga and related topics in English-language scholarly encyclopedias and other reference sources
(Last update: May 15, 2011)
1. Encyclopedia entries
Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia.
Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
Encyclopedia of Literature and Science
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
Encyclopedia of Religion and Film
Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World
Encylopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature
2. Encyclopedia articles
Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading
Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality
Girl Culture: An Enyclopedia
3. Articles in other reference sources
Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture
Routledge Companion to Religion and Film
Routledge Companion to Science Fiction
Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society
Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy