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World Languages and Cultures

Resources useful for research on world languages and cultures, including foreign languages & literature.

Research Help Desk | 256.824.6529

There are many ways that you can reach us for your research questions and general reference help:

  • LibChat is on many library web pages and databases, available  Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
  • The best way to reach us outside of those hours is at refdesk@uah.edu
  • For in-depth help, request a 1-on-1 Research Consultation to speak with a librarian on a preferred day and time (generally in the same Mon-Fri 9am-5pm range, though exceptions might be possible). We have a variety of tools (including Zoom and Google Hangouts) for "face to face" video conferencing.

Library of Congress Classification for Language and Literature (for selected foreign languages)

  • Arabic 
    • PJ 6001 - PJ 8999 / Language and literature
  • French
    • PC 2001 - PC 3761 / French Language
    • PQ 1 - PQ 3999 / French Literature
  • German
    • PF 3001 – PF 5999 / German Language
    • PT 1- 4999 / German Literature
  • Japanese
    • PL 500 – 899 / Japanese Language and Literature
  • Russian
    • PG 2001 – PG 3999 / Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish
    • PC 4001 - PC 4977 / Spanish Language
    • PQ 6001 - PQ 8929 / Spanish Literature

Books with these call number ranges are located on N3 (north wing, 3rd floor)

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

(Call numbers preceded with “R” are reference books and are located in S1, near the Research Help Desk & Information Arcade.)