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World Language Literature: Home

This guide is to assist library staff and patrons in identifying fiction in original languages.



Library of Congress Classification Outline

Use the LC Classification for Literature to find the call number range for literature of any language using the search box on the PDF, or Ctrl+f, e.g. Ctrl+f Urdu  

Keyword Strategies for Novels and DVDs/videos

--For African (and other) languages, can search by keyword with name of language included.  e.g. Swahili novel*

--Can try Advanced Search, Limit to Language e.g. Keyword novel* Limited to Indonesian

--For DVDs, try Advanced Search, put an asterisk * in the first keyword box, Limit to Language, Material Type Video/Visual

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