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Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Guide: Home


This page contains resources that will be useful for multiple disciplines within Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. The links in this box provide a quick starting point for research, translation, and language learning. Additional resources can be found in the boxes below, and in the tabs for each specific language taught at Susquehanna.

Multi-Lingual Dictionaries

  • Lexilogos: Select a language, enter the word you want to search, and then choose a dictionary to search. Or you can link directly to pages for interactive on-line dictionaries or scanned copies of older dictionaries.
  • Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Abbreviations, ed. Kevin Guinagh: A compilation of words, terms, and phrases from other languages which are used in English.

Encyclopedias & Reference (in English)

Citation Guides

  • MLA Style - Quick Reference: this page is maintained by the Blough-Weis Library. It includes examples of citations and bibliographic entries for the most common types of scholarly materials.
  • OWL Purdue - MLA Formatting and Style Guide: The Online Writing Lab at Purdue has been maintaining this page for 25 years, and it's the most thorough and reliable reference to citations and bibliographies available.
  • MLA Handbook, 8th edition (2016): For when you want the definitive source. There are copies on reserve at the circulation desk on the first floor as well as in the Reference area in the compact shelving on the lower level, call number LB 2369 .M52 2016.

Find Materials at Blough-Weis Library

This box doesn't really search everything, but it covers the library catalog and many of the general databases to which the library subscribes. The results may include books, e-books, articles, reviews, and patents.

Search Everything:

Search just for Books and E-books owned by Blough-Weis library:


Or browse the shelves: books on modern languages and literatures are located in the 'P' section.

Language    P
Linguistics P
English & Old English PE
Germanic languages; German PD
Romance languages; French P, PQ
Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic P
Spanish & Portuguese P, PQ
Italic languages; Latin P, PA
Hellenic languages; Classical Greek P
Other languages    P

Do you have a citation for a scholarly journal article, but don't know if we have a subscription? Search Journal Titles here to see if we have access on-line or in print:

International Statistics

Research Databases

Best databases for language and literature research:

Additional databases which may be of use:

Related Subject Guides

International News Sources

Librarian for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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Meg Garnett
Blough-Weis Library