Books & Media

Books & Media

Locate Books/Media in Other Languages in Steely Library

Steely's collection includes a number of books/media written in languages other than English. To locate them, conduct the following searches:

Go to NKUIRE, Steely Library's Online Catalog. Once in NKUIRE, click on "set search limits"(on lower right), then choose Language (at top) and set search limits. Then, you can conduct your search. You might want to try a simple keyword search such as Fiction. You might also search terms like literature or media to get results. You can also search for specific items by title.

Access Books/Media in Other Languages from Other Libraries

Our interlibrary loan system, SourceFinder, allows you to request books and articles we don't own and is FREE! You will want to set up an account before searching in other sites like WorldCat (below).

You can locate items not held by Steely Library in the WorldCat Database. Go to Articles & Databases on the Steely Library webpage, choose "W", and then WorldCat. (Note: If you are off-campus, you will be prompted for your NKU webmail username & password). Note: WorldCat will allow you to limit to the language of your choice. If you locate an item in WorldCat that you'd like, and have already set up a SourceFinder account, you can click on the SourceFinder link inside the item's record.

WorldCat Detailed Record
Locate Books about Learning a Language

To locate books about learning a particular language, go to NKUIRE, choose Other Searches, and choose LC Subject Heading from the dropdown menu. Here, you will type in ____language -- Study and teaching (putting the language you are seeking rather than the blank.) So, for books on learning German, I would put German language -- Study and teaching. Once you have done your search, you will likely get a number of subheadings that you can click on to locate items.

Locate Language Dictionaries

A simple NKUIRE keyword search for the subject you're seeking in the first box and the word dictionary in the 2nd box (connected with the AND) will help you locate dictionaries. (Example: Russian AND dictionary)

Locate Bilingual Teaching Resources/Children's Books in Other Languages

On the Learning Resource Collection (LRC) Webpage, (under LRC Materials Lists) there is a listing for Bilingual and Other Language Books.

You can also do an NKUIRE Search. Once in NKUIRE, click on "set search limits"(on lower right), then choose Language. Under Location choose Steely Learning Resource Collection and set search limits. Then, you can conduct your search. You might want to try a simple keyword search such as Fiction. You can also search for specific items by title or author.

Another NKUIRE Search option is to just set the LRC limit by clicking on "set search limits"(on lower right). Under Location choose Steely Learning Resource Collection and then click on set search limits. For this search, just do the the LRC limit (no language limit), and search bilingual books and pick your language. (Example: bilingual books AND French)

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