The William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library
Modern Foreign Languages Subject Guide

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Table Of Contents


  • Academic Search Complete - via EbscoHost (HU Subscription) Index provides coverage on a broad range of topics, many fulltext articles.
  • Arts and Humanities Index - via FirstSearch - (HU Subscription) search for Arts and Humanities articles.
  • CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online (HU Subscription)
  • ERIC - via EBSCOhost - (HU Subscription) ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals. Especially useful for teachers of foreign languages.
  • Historical Abstracts - via EBSCOhost - Historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present
  • JStor: Arts & Sciences Collection
  • MLA International Bibliography - via InfoTrac/Gale - (HU Subscription) - cover literary criticism of world literature
  • OMNI File Fulltext Mega Edition - (HU Subscription) - via WilsonWeb - a multi-subject database
  • PAIS - via FirstSearch - (HU Subscription) - chronicling global public policy and social issues
  • Project Muse - (HU Subscription) online scholarly journals, including Modern Language Quarterly and others dealing with foreign languages.


Associations & Organizations - General

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - "dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. "
  • Center for Applied Linguistics - a private, non-profit organization: a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems."
  • Institute for International Education - strives to "broaden the outlook of future leaders through academic and professional exchange strengthens their ability to think and act on a cooperative basis. Academic and professional exchange is also a critical means for transferring knowledge and skills across borders and preparing a new generation of global citizens."
  • Linguistic Society of America - strives "to advance the scientific study of language."
  • Modern Language Association - "promotes the study and teaching of language and literature."
  • Western European Studies Section - A committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) that focuses on Western Europe and provides links to excellent resources.

Associations: Arabic

Associations: French


Associations: German

Associations: Spanish


Web Portals: General


Web Portals: Arabic

Web Portals: French


Web Portals: German

Web Portals: Spanish


Updated PB for AW 09/04/09


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