The Jerry Falwell Library (with the exception of the curriculum library) uses the Library of Congress Classification system to organize the collection and create call numbers. Here is a breakdown of some of the relevant call numbers for languages:
|P - Philology, Linguistics||PJ - Oriental languages and literature|
|PA - Greek and Latin language and literature||PN - Literature|
|PB - Modern and Celtic languages||PQ - French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese literature|
|PC - Romance languages||PR - English literature|
|PD - Germanic languages||PS - American literature|
|PE - English language||PT - German, Dutch, Flemish literature|
|PF - West Germanic languages||PZ - Fiction|
Encyclopedias can be a good starting point for research. Below is a sample of some of the specialized encyclopedias owned by the library for your use. Many other such resources can be found in the library catalog.
These dictionaries are a sample of the materials available in the Jerry Falwell Library collection to support research in modern languages. Search the catalog for more options.