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Modern Languages and European Studies: Books

A guide to finding information in modern languages. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example: Atkin, N. & Biddiss, M. (eds.), Themes in modern European history, 1890-1945, (London: Routledge, 2009) 

You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.


Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Video: finding a book in the Library

Books for Modern Languages

For information about new books, key locations and call numbers relating to French, German or Italian studies in the LIbrary, please see the following pages in this guide:

We also have a wide range of foreign language DVDs available on the 2nd floor at 791.437. If there are any books or DVDs you need for your course which are not available in the Library, please contact your librarian.

Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our pages on requesting inter-library loans.

New European Studies books