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If you are looking for a language or bilingual dictionary you may want to use one of the dictionaries available from Oxford Reference Online.
Use the library catalogue to find books, microforms, or audiovisual materials about your subject. Selected electronic resources are also included in the Catalogue.
The catalogue also allows you to limit your search based on the language of the work. You need to select the Advanced Search option.
To find materials on a particular topic, begin with a keyword search by selecting the Keyword/Advanced Search from the toolbar of the Library Catalogue. Enter your search terms. Scan the results for relevant titles and look at the subject headings assigned to the individual titles. These subject links can then be used to search for similar items.
Some examples of subject headings:
Also, personal names can be subject headings, such as:
or for a particular topic, such as:
For help in deciding on subject headings to check, consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings, which can be found in the Reference area.
Books (with the exception of those in Reference and Special Collections) are shelved by Library of Congress call number on the Upper Level.
Microforms (microfilm and microfiche) are shelved in the Special Collections area on the Main Level. Audiovisual materials (videocassettes, audiocassettes, LPs, and CDs) are shelved in the Media Centre on the Main Level.
Created by: Donald Moses, MLIS
Library Liaison for Modern Languages
Date Revised: August, 2010