Modern Languages Resources
French, German, Japanese and Spanish

Introduction
Reference Materials
Books
Articles
Audiovisual Materials
Websites
Other
Help

Introduction

This guide presents a variety of information resources aimed to help you with your study of the languages offered by the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Lethbridge.

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Reference Materials

Dictionaries and encyclopedias are an excellent source for quick reference. The following are examples of the kinds of resources available either in the Library's Reference Collection (level 10 of the University Library) or free, over the Internet.

FRENCH / FRENCH-ENGLISH

GERMAN / GERMAN-ENGLISH

JAPANESE / JAPANESE-ENGLISH

SPANISH / SPANISH-ENGLISH

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Books

The library catalogue will identify the books in our collections. Use the author or title index to locate a known item. Use the subject or keyword index to find materials on a particular topic. You can click on the LIMIT THIS SEARCH button to select a specific language and narrow your results to materials in your language of choice.

The following are examples of subject headings that will identify books that will help with French, German, Japanese or Spanish grammar questions:

Electronic text books provide alternative approaches and explanations to language learning.  LIMIT your library catalogue subject search by "WHERE Item is located: UofL Electronic Resource" to identify these items. Make certain you have updated your library privileges otherwise you will not be able to access electronic books from off campus.

We are currently working on a project that will allow you to identify French, German, Japanese and Spanish fiction, drama, and poetry titles in our library.  Use the following examples of subject headings to identify these reading materials:

Keep checking back as we will be adding new titles to these lists as we progress through the project.

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Articles

The following foreign language magazine and newspapers are available in print in one of our library locations or over the Internet:

FRENCH

JAPANESE (internet sites require Japanese fonts)

GERMAN

SPANISH

OTHER

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Audiovisual Materials

The library catalogue will identify foreign films on DVD and VHS. Use the author or title index to locate a known film. Use the subject or keyword index to find films on a particular topic. LIMIT your search by LANGUAGE to select materials in your language of choice. The following are examples of subject headings that will identify foreign language films in our collections:

Many of the newer DVDs provide soundtracks and/or subtitles in various languages. Check the catalogue record to see if your film has the option of viewing or listening in more than one language.

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Websites

There is an overabundance of websites providing instruction and support for foreign language learning.  The following are examples of sites that you may find helpful:

FRENCH

GERMAN

JAPANESE

SPANISH

OTHER

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Other

The Curriculum Laboratory on level 11 of the University Library has a collection designed to support the Faculty of Education's teacher education program, with materials intended for K-12 readers.  The librarians have created a good handout that includes lots of helpful information on finding French Language Resources in their collections.

Check out the Department of Modern Languages Study Room in University Hall. Located in B-596, this area provides access to information resources beyond those listed in this guide.

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Help

HELP is available in person, by Instant Messangeremail at Ask Us or by phone at 329-2263 during the hours that the Information Desk on level 10 of the library is staffed.

Please feel free to contact Glenna Westwood, the subject librarian for the Department of Modern Languages if your question is not answered by any of the above or if you require further assistance.

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 Content Revised: February 18, 2014
 Content Created: August 5, 2005


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