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Information for International Students: Resources in Other Languages

Welcome international students to the UCI Libraries

Find Resources in Other Languages

The UCI Libraries collects books, journals, newspapers, films, and more in 64 different languages either online or in the Libraries.

To search for materials in another language at UCI, use the advanced search in Library Search.  Select the language of your choice in the Language limit drop-down menu.


To search for materials in another language at any library, use the Language limit option in Melvyl.  Enter your search terms on the main search screen, click search, and then select the language of your choice in results page (lower left).


The books in the UCI Libraries are arranged according the Library of Congress Classification system.  Much of the libraries' fiction in a variety of languages can be found in the P call number range on the 4th floor of Langson Library.  If you wish to browse these titles, you may refer to the outline below.  For the full list of subjects, click here.


  • 现代汉语词典: 汉英双语 = The contemporary chinese dictionary: Chinese-English edition Langson EA Ref PL1420 .X535 2002




  • The concise Oxford Spanish dictionary: Spanish-EnglishEnglish-Spanish (edited by Carol Styles Carvajal and Jane Horwoo) 
  • Cassell's Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary = Diccionario español-inglés, inglés-español Langson Reference & Science Library Bar PC4640 .C35 1978
  • Collins Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary : unabridged Langson Reference PC4640 .S595 1997

Foreign language materials at UCI Libraries are essentially inter-shelved with English language materials with two exceptions. The first exception is for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language materials which are primarily located in the East Asian Collection area on the first floor of Langson. The second exception is for Vietnamese language materials in the Southeast Asian Archive the lower level of the Gateway Study Center.

The following local public libraries offer materials in a variety of languages other than English.  The number of titles held are shown in parentheses.

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