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Languages: Home

A guide to resources for the study of languages other than English.

Finding Print Sources in the Library

Browsing by Dewey Decimal number:

400-499: Languages

800-899: Literatures

Or search the library's online catalog by title, author, author, keyword, or subject.

Finding Print Sources in Other Libraries

Looking for a book or journal but can't find it at Xavier? Search WorldCat to see which other libraries in the New Orleans area (and beyond) own it.

You can request items from other libraries through Xavier's interlibrary loan service. All requests are now managed through the ILLiad system. Follow the link below to create your ILLiad account or log into an existing one.

Xavier students can also borrow books from Loyola University's Monroe Library. Ask for a LALINC card application at the Reference desk on the 1st floor.

Mango Language Courses

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws connections and builds on information they have already learned.

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American & Iberian), Swahili, and Vietnamese.

To start, click here or on the logo above.

Online Resources - All Languages

The following is a list of general language resources freely available on the World Wide Web.

Scholarly Databases

These resources cover topics in language learning & teaching, linguistics, or literature in any language.  If you are accessing a database from off-campus, you will be prompted to log in using your Xavier e-mail ID and password.

Subject Librarian

Hannah White

Citation Style Guides

MLA 7th ed

The preferred citation style guide for languages and literatures is the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition. A paper copy can be found in Ready Reference behind the Reference Desk. Ask at the desk and we will get it for you. An electronic, but unofficial, version can be found on this Bedford St. Martin's Research & Documentation website.