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*Modern Languages

This research guide points to resources relevant to the study of languages taught by professors in FSU's Department of Modern Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish).


FSU’s Modern Languages Department offers courses exploring the foreign languages and literatures of Arabic, Asian, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Slavic, and Spanish and Portuguese peoples and cultures. This research guide is intended for students and researchers of such languages and literatures at varying levels. As such, it points to both general and outstanding points to begin inquiry into these Modern Languages and literatures, including books, journals, and online resources available at the FSU libraries.

Key Resources

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is another excellent resource for books, periodicals, manuscripts, newspapers, and archival materials in print, microfilm, and digital formats. FSU belongs to this international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries, which allows FSU patrons to borrow CRL materials via interlibrary loan for extended periods.

One way to identify key collections is through CRL Topic Guides.

The following databases and websites are listed in Alphabetical order.  I recommend beginning your research with a subject-specific database/resource (for example, MLA or Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts).  If that does not yield as many leads as you would like, I would then try a broader, more interdisciplinary resource, such a JSTOR, Project Muse, or Academic Search Complete.

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Guide to Research in Modern Languages

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This guide was originally created by Sarah Buck Kachaluba.

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