World Languages & Cultures

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Use the tabs above or links here to find resources for the language/culture you are researching:

Spanish

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Chinese

Japanese

Swahili

Arabic

American Sign Language

How to Find World Languages & Culture Books

In the Library of Congress classification system used by the Whitworth Library, world languages and culture books in both the main collection and reference (non-circulating) collection are shelved under call numbers beginning with these letters:

PC
Romance Languages
PD
Germanic Languages
PJ6001-8517
Arabic Language and Literature
PL501-889
Japanese Language and Literature
PL1001-3208
Chinese Language and Literature
PL8000-8844
African Languages and Literature
PQ1-3999
French Literature
PQ6001-8929
Spanish Literature
PT
German Literature

To search for both print books and e-books owned by the library, use the Library Catalog tab above.  E-books can also be found via the Electronic Books tab above.

A Thousand Words

A row of books translated into a variety of languages.

Washington, D.C.. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 26 Oct 2014. 

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Citing Your Sources

The style mainly used for World Languages is:

However, you should follow the instructions given by your professor, editor, or journal first. See the Citation Resources page for more detailed information on citation styles.