Answered By: Mark Robison
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2018     Views: 265

Gorgas Library has many books of foreign-languge poetry and literature.  Most of these are located in the "P" call number ranges, which are on Gorgas 3rd floor.  Although this list is not exhaustive, here are the main language groups for which we have books:

  • Russian literature: PG 2900 - PG 3698
  • Ukrainian literature: PG 3801 - PG 3987
  • Czech literature: PG 4001 - PG 5146
  • Slovak literature: PG 5201 - PG 5546  
  • Polish literature: PG 6001 - PG 7446 
  • Albanian literature: PG 9501 - PG 9665
  • Baltic literature*: PG 8001 - PG 9146 
  • Finnish literature: PH 101 - PH 405
  • Hungarian literature: PH 3000 - PH 3445
  • Basque literature: PH 5001 - 5490
  • Hebrew literature: PJ 5001 - PJ 5060
  • Arabic literature: PJ 7501 - PJ 8517
  • Hindi literature: PK 2030 - PK 2142
  • Urdu literature: PK 2151 - PK 2212  
  • Farsi/Persian literature: PK 6400 - PK 6599.7
  • Pashto/Afghani literature: PK 6701 - PK 6821 
  • Armenian literature: PK 8501 - PK 8832
  • Japanese literature: PL 700 - PL 889
  • Korean literature: PL 950 - PL 998
  • Chinese literature: PL 2250 - PL 3208   
  • Tibetan literature: PL 3601 - PL 3775
  • African literature*: PL 8009.5 - PL 8014
  • French literature: PQ 1 - PQ 3999
  • Italian literature: PQ 4001 - PQ 5999
  • Spanish literature PQ 6001 - PQ 8929
  • Portuguese literature: PQ 9000 - PQ 9999
  • German literature: PT 1 - PT 4897
    • Austrian literature: PT 3810 +
  • Dutch literature: PT 5001- PT 5980
  • Icelandic literature: PT 7351 - PT 7550
  • Danish literature: PT 7601- PT 8260
  • Norwegian literature: PT 8301 - PT 9155
  • Swedish literature: PT 9201- PT 9999

* = Please note that, while most classifications are by language, some entries for which we have little content are grouped by region.

To find bilingual dictionaries in the UA Libraries' collection - for example, a Spanish-Engish dictionary or a French-English dictionary - search the following phrases as a Subject Heading in the Libraries' catalog:

  • Spanish Language - Dictionaries - English
  • French Language - Dictionaries - English

In addition, many language dictionaries are available online:

  • YourDictionary - includes dictionaries for more than 280 languages, plus links to online newspapers, radio stations, language resources, and print fonts.

  • Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary - includes an audio pronunciation guide. Just type in a word and listen to the pronunciation.

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