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Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: Home

Subject Guide

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Brian Flota
MSC 1704
Carrier Library, Room 128

Rosetta Stone and Pronunciator (through Massanutten Regional Library)

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This guide is designed to introduce you to the major resources the JMU Libraries have for studying foreign languages, literatures, and cultures. The tabs above will direct you to language-specific resources for Arabic, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Finding Books and Articles

Browsing the Book Collection

To browse JMU Libraries' foreign language book collections, try starting in the following areas. These call number ranges are located in Carrier Library, though some items may be housed in Special Collections.


PA: Greek and Latin languages and literatures

PC: Romanic languages | includes French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

PD: Germanic languages | includes German

PG: Slavic languages | includes Russian

PJ: Afro-Asiatic languages and literatures | includes Arabic

PK: Indo-Iranian languages and literatures | includes Persian

PL: Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania | includes Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Swahili

PQ: French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish literature

PT: German literature

Literary Databases

Brian Flota -- Office Hours

Office Hours (Fall 2021)*:
Monday and Wednesday from 1:45 PM to 3:45 PM virtually or by appointment. On occasion, times may vary. For complete schedule of office hours, click on the "Schedule Appointment" box on the left side of this guide.