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World Languages & Literatures: Locating Resources

Browsing World Language Resources

World language books, films, and audio recordings can be browsed in OneSearch by using the phrase, "Spanish language materials" or "Japanese language materials," etc. Once you have made your initial search, you can select facets to isolate the results by subject heading, date, format, etc. 

The following are a sample of the many languages represented in our catalog. (The links will take you to OneSearch searches for the specific languages.) 

Finding Books in the Library

All language and literature books are located on the 5th floor of the Knowledge Center. They are grouped together by language using the Library of Congress Classification System in which the first few letters of the call number indicate the section of the library where the book is located. Visit these sections if you would like to browse for these materials about languages or literature:

  • P Philology & Linguistics
  • PA Greek & Latin Language & Literature
  • PB Modern & Celtic Languages
  • PC Romance Languages
  • PD Germanic & Scandinavian Languages
  • PF West Germanic Languages
  • PG Slavic, Baltic, & Albanian Languages
  • PH Uralic & Basque Languages
  • PJ Oriental Languages & Literatures
  • PK Indo-Iranian Languages & Literatures
  • PL Languages & Literatures of East Asia, Africa, & Oceania
  • PM Hyperborean, Indian, & AI
  • PQ French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese Literature
  • PT German, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Scandinavian Literature
  • PZ Fiction & juvenile belles lettres

Interlibrary Loan

Need a book we don't have in the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries? Request a book through Link+ (a network of public and academic libraries in California and Nevada) or interlibrary loan; at no cost to you.

  • Link+ is the fastest option (2-3 business days). It works only for books; 
  • Interlibrary loan can get items from a wider network of libraries, but it takes a little longer (3 days-2 weeks). It can get books, articles, and other formats.