Looking for a French-English dictionary? Need to look up a word in Arabic? The MSE Library has multiple places where you can find foreign language dictionaries – to consult in the building, use online, or to check out and take home.
The General Reference section on M Level has historic dictionaries, as well as the most important bi-lingual (English and a foreign language) dictionaries.
Need to check one out? There are many dictionaries on D Level, in the Blue Label section, available for check out. Here are some useful call numbers:
- PC: Romance languages
- PF: Germanic languages
- PG: Russian and Slavic languages
- PJ: Middle East languages, including Arabic and Hebrew
- PL: East Asian languages
And dictionaries are available for in-house consultation on study tables on the north end of D Level.
We also have a variety of online offerings in dictionaries. Oxford Reference Online is one example.
To locate dictionaries in the online catalog, here is a tip:
- Choose Subjects–Library of Congress from the drop down menu.
- Type in French language–Dictionaries–English (substitute the appropriate language)
And of course, you can always – consult a Librarian!