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Welcome and Introduction


Welcome to the Modern Languages Research Guide!


This guide will serve as a starting point for your research in the field of Modern Languages. When using this guide, you can click on the tabs across the top of the page to enter different areas of the guide. Content of each tab is described below.

Databases - Provide links to databases containing journal articles relevant to the study of language and culture.

Books & E-books - Displays titles about the general  study of language.

Websites - Provides links to freely accessible content on the web.

Specific/Additional Resources - University resources available outside of the library are listed here.

Sign Language - Displays sample links for titles and web addresses pertaining to Sign Language

English as a Second Language Displays sample links for titles and web addresses pertaining to English as a Second Language

Language Specific Tabs - Provides example of resources pertaining to the language, history and culture of a region.


Location of Modern Language Materials


Call Numbers for Modern Languages (Library of Congress)


The Jerry Falwell Library (with the exception of the Curriculum Library) uses the Library of Congress Classification system to organize the collection. Below is a listing of some of the relevant call numbers for Modern Languages. Greater breakdown of subjects will appear on each language page.

P  - Philology, Linguistics

  •   1-1091         Philology and Linguistics
  •   101-410       Language (General)
  •   121-149       Science of language, Linguistics
  •    201-299      Comparative Grammar
  •    301-301.5    Style, Composition, Rhetoric
  •    306-310      Translating and Interpreting
  •    327-365.5    Lexicography
  •    375-381       Linguistic Geography

PA – Greek and Latin

PB – Modern and Celtic Languages

PC – Romance Languages

PE – English Language

PF – West Germanic Languages

PJ – Oriental and Semitic languages and Literature

PN – Literature

PR – English Literature

PS – American Literature

PT – German, Dutch, Flemish Literature


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