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Research Guides

Korean Studies

How to Find Korean Studies Materials

Useful Resources

1. The original McCune-Reischauer (M-R) Romanization System is summarized in the link below:

ALA LC Romanization Tables: Korean Romanization and Word Division (Prior to Revision) 

2. The revised (2009) M-R Romanization System is summarized in the link below:

ALA LC Romanization Tables: Korean Romanization and Word Division (Revised)

Korean Romanization & Word Division Guides

The University of Toronto Library uses the McCune-Reischauer (M-R) Romanization system, which was revised by the Library of Congress in 2009.

These are two quick guides to help you to romanize Korean in order to search materials in the University of Toronto Library online catalogue.

  • The Basic Guide is intended for people who have no experience with Korean Romanization. 
  • The Advanced Guide is for people who are unfamiliar witht the recent revisions to the McCune-Reishauer system.
  • The tutorials are designed to help you use the guides and search for access resources using romanization.