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Translation & Interpreting Studies: Finding Resources in Foreign Languages

Resources for students in the Translation & Interpreting Studies programs.

Multilingual Glossary of Library Terms

Using Search@UW to Find Books Written in Foreign Languages

For example: You'd like to find books in Spanish about Pablo Picasso to check out from the UWM Libraries and request from other UW-System Libraries. 

  1. Start by doing an Advanced Search for UW-System books 
  2. Enter your keywords in the "Any Field" box (in this case: Pablo Picasso)
  3. Use the "Language Drop-Down" menu to select Spanish

This first results list includes:

  • Translations of books that were originally written in Spanish and are now translated into English or another foreign language
  • Books with Spanish and (usually) English side-by-side translations
  • Books written in Spanish​

To further refine your search to include only untranslated books (i.e., books in Spanish):

  1. You must "Exclude" other languages
  2. The final results list includes only books written in Spanish that are available at the UWM Libraries and other UW-System Libraries

Choosing Country Domains for Google Searching

[ADAPTED FROM: Aditya Tiwari's 10/29/2017 article on "How To Change Your Country Service on Google Search."]

Foreign-Language Online Newspapers via

First Stops for Finding Foreign-Language Content / Source Texts in Library Journal Databases

Library Databases for Discovering Foreign Language Streaming Films and Music

Index Translationum: Use this resource to identify TRANSLATED works