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Languages, Cultures & Linguistics: Books & eBooks

Information about books, journals, database and other useful Languages, Literatures & Linguistics.

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Short Loan & 4-Hour Collections

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can only be borrowed for 48 hours.

4-Hour Collection

The 4-Hour Loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.

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Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. Useful titles available via UCD Library include:

Reference for Languages, Literatures & Linguistics

Reference items are helpful for finding background information; definitions and spelling; facts and figures; translations; statistics and topical overviews of subjects. Reference books can be found both in print and online. See here for further information.

Useful online reference material for Languages, Literatures & Linguistics include:

Where in the Library?

Most print material related to languages are held on level 2 of the James Joyce Library

Dictionaries and reference guides can be found in the reference section next to the information desk or in the Short Loan Collection.

Language and literature texts can be found in the 840's

Linguistics material can be found in the 300's and 400's