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Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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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

Literary Databases

Rosetta Stone and Pronunciator (through Massanutten Regional Library)

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