Welcome to all of our new summer language students!

The library is here to help you with your language studies this summer. We’ve got a great collection of dictionaries, grammar guides, magazines, newspapers and even foreign language novels. Stop by the Reference Desk if you’d like a quick tour of our collections.

If you are here studying English, stop and look at the display case when you walk into the library. We’re featuring some books on learning English grammar, building your vocabulary, and improving your writing. We have a good collection of English dictionaries in the Reference Collection – look for the PE section and you’ll find dictionaries, thesauri, and grammar guides. We also have the online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica – you’ll find the link to it on our Research Databases page.

Are you learning Spanish or French? Our dictionary collection for both languages is located in the PC section. You’ll even find some dictionaries that you can check out and use at home in our Circulating Collection. Our online collection includes Termium – a huge glossary of French terminology and Encyclopaedia Britannica Spanish Reference Center which features Gran Enciclopedia Planeta and Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol.

Our Arabic collection is new and growing quickly. In the last year, we’ve added lots of new dictionaries to our Reference Collection – you’ll find them in the PJ section. We have several new magazines and 21newspapers that you can access through the PressDisplay collection of digital newspapers.

For those of you who are studying Chinese or Japanese this summer, check out our collection of dictionaries in the PL section of the Reference Collection. You’ll also find some good language learning sources in our Circulating Collection upstairs.


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