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World Language Literature: Home

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

Browse by Call Number

Copy and paste the initial call number for the language in Library Catalog


Change search to Browse: By Call Number

Scroll down to see the first result

Call Numbers: Arabic-Hebrew

Call Numbers: Italian-Spanish

Looking for another language?

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  

Other Strategies for Finding Novels and Films

Search by keyword in Library Catalog with name of language or country included.

Swahili novel* 

Nigeria film*

Catalog Advanced Search, Limit to Language

Keyword novel* Limited to Indonesian

Keyword film* Limited to Arabic

(*asterisk finds different word endings: novel, novels, film, films)

For more help feel free to contact the appropriate subject librarian or world area specialist!