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Linguistics

Library resources for the study of Linguistics

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How do I find a call number on the shelf?

Follow these steps when you're looking for a book on the shelf.

  1. Find the correct letter combination. L comes before LA on the shelves.
  2. Look for the number - be sure to look for the whole number. 19 comes before 23 and 23 comes before 2340 (two thousand three hundred forty).
  3. In the last line, first locate the letter and then the decimal. .M371 will come before .M38

This image shows the order in which some sample call numbers would appear: L 19. M322, LA 23. M38, LA 2340. M371, LA 2340. M38

Find Books Written in Foreign Languages in Search@UW

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

Books from the UWM Libraries' Collection