Takoboto is a Japanese/English dictionary and Japanese language learning tool. It searches words written in both Japanese or English using kanji, kana, romaji or latin alphabets. Example sentences and kanji information are provided for each word. Lists are arranged by JLPT N level.
Kanji alive is a free, web-based tool to help beginning and intermediate level Japanese language learners to read and write kanji. It is cross-platform and will run in any browser that supports Adobe Flash and Apple Quicktime
Study on Your Own
Kodansha Learner's Dictionary
Call Number: UM East Asian Reference ; PL677.5 .K63 2001
Recommended titles in order of difficulty.
The Kanji Dictionary
Call Number: UM East Asian Reference ; PL677.5 .S625 1996
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary
Call Number: UM East Asian Reference ; PL677.5 .N44 1997
Dai Kan-Wa jiten by Morohashi, Tetsuji
Call Number: UM East Asian Reference ; PL1425 .M6 1966
This is the mother of all kanji dictionaries. Essential for people working on classical Japanese and obscure pre-modern texts.