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Language Learning Resources: About The Library

Take a virtual walk through the MSU Libraries’ webpages and discover a wealth of resources in many languages for language learners and the faculty who teach them. From books to streaming video, explore offerings in almost 400 different languages.

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Find Theses and Dissertations

Looking for theses or dissertations? Start with this guide and Proquest Dissertations.

No Matter How You Say It

Library, Google or Google Scholar?

If you decide to use a Google product or other search engines, search smart and save time by defining scholar settings for MSU Libraries access.

Google Scholar, the Smart Way

To ensure seamless access to MSU resource subscriptions, please do the following:

  • Before searching, click on "Settings" at the top right.
  • At left, click on "Library Links" and search for Michigan State University Libraries.
  • Select and establish MSU access.
  • Do your search in Google Scholar.
  • Click on the link for "MSU Access" that will appear to the right of the title of the resource.

You will then be prompted for your MSU NetID and password to access that resource.
Please note - if you click on the title and not the "MSU Access" link you won't be recognized as an MSU subscriber. "MSU Access" links will appear as long as you don't close your browser.

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Advanced Catalog Search

Subject Headings in Language Teaching and Learning

Some suggested subject headings to use when searching the catalog:

  • Langugage and languages—Study and teaching
  • [French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, etc.] language—Study and teaching
  • Language and languages—Computer-assisted instruction
  • Language and languages—Study and teaching—Technological innovations
  • French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, etc.] language—Acquisition
  • Language and languages—Ability testing

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Find Research for Second Language Learning & Teaching

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