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Modern Languages and Literature: Getting Started

Print and electronic resources for modern languages and literature.


More language dictionaries can be found in 433.2* in reference and the stacks.

Modern Language Literatures in the Library

Foreign language literatures located on the upper level with the following call numbers. 

German -- 830-833

French -- 840-843

Italian -- 850-853

Spanish -- 860-863

Latin/Roman -- 870-873

Greek -- 880-883

Russian -- 891 (Russian music -- 780-789)

Starting Your Research

Here are some tips that will help get you started.


First things first, decide on a topic. Once decided, you will need to create a research question. Derive search terms using synonyms of that topic. Start using a general database [like the one below]. Try searching in a specific electronic journal. When you have questions, ask a librarian.