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Resources in Asian and European languages: Find books and journals

This guide will help you find resources in a specific languages

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eBook formats and viewing options will differ according to the eBook provider, however eBooks are generally available as either PDF or ePUB files.

Learn how to find, download, print eBooks and much more on our eBooks guide.

To find eBooks in a language of your choice go to Advanced search in OneSearch. In Any field enter your 'Keyword' and select 'books' under Resource type.  Then select a Language and click Search. In the results list, go to the Filters panel and select 'Available online'.



To get you started, here is a short selection of eBooks collections available to you:

Books in Asian languages are on the third floor of the Reid Library grouped in one Collection called the CJK Collection (Chinese Japanese Korean).
Please note that the classification number starts with the language name. For example, J for Japanese (see righthand example).

If you wish to explore our literature collections of books in European languages, go to the second floor of the Reid Library. The table below lists the range of numbers for each language covered.

Books on Religion, European history, Geography, Linguistics and more are located on the third floor of the Reid Library



European literature


Dewey range


820 - 829


830 - 839


840 - 849


850 - 859


860 - 869


870 -879

Ancient & Modern  Greek 880-889

In OneSearch, go to Advanced search,  select the field subject and enter the language of your choice.

In Resource type, select 'journals',  in Language your language name again and click 'search'. 


You can refine your results further by using the Filters on the left hand side panel in the list of results. For example, selecting subject will allow you to limit your results to specific topics.


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