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2 August 2016

Finding non-English resources: A guide for users

Where do you start when you’re looking for non-English resources in the Library?

There are many different writing systems in Library Search and a new guide makes searching in these non-English languages easier.
The Finding non-English Resources guide focuses currently on Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Cyrillic languages, as the Library has many resources in these languages in the Asian Collections and the Ada Booth Slavic Collection.
A tab for each of the four languages is provided, containing language-specific information about how to search. The Japanese and Korean tabs include a quiz to allow users to test their understanding, and one will be added for the Chinese tab soon.
Developed in consultation with academic staff from the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, the guide will include other languages in the future.


The guide also includes instructions for the use of IME (Input Method Editors) software. This allows people to type in many different languages and characters using standard computer keyboards.


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