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Modern Languages & Linguistics: Books

Key locations

Key locations for titles of interest to Modern Languages students are listed here. 

Call Number     Subject     
P    Philology, Linguistics
PB Modern Languages           
PC  French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages
PD   Germanic languages
PQ   French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese literatures
PR    German and Scandinavian literatures. Icelandic sagas

Floor plans

There is a Course Collection at the Library & Learning Commons, Avenue. 

You can find longer loan books at the Hartley Library.

Languages and Linguistics can be found on Level 1.

Foreign Language Literature can be found on Level 5.

National Library Catalogues

Here are a few links to other European National Libraries. 

Call Numbers Explained

When you enter the details of the item that you want on the catalogue it will display a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.

The call number will usually look something like these examples:

TK 2380.45 GAR 

306.47 GEL 

B OCEAN (Physical) Kna 

Although the codes look different, they work in much the same way: the combinations of letters and numbers gives a location based on the subject content of the item. The items are arranged on the shelves using the call numbers.

The library floor plan will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored.

Theses and Dissertations

PhD/ MPhil theses

  • the library holds print copies of all University of Southampton doctoral level theses; these are listed on Library Search
  • many of these are now also available online from ePrints Soton

Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations

  • The Library does not normally hold undergraduate or taught masters dissertations.  University of Southampton students should enquire at their Faculty Office regarding any local arrangements for access to previous students' dissertations or final year projects.

Using other University libraries

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme, The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.

You can sign up for the scheme on the SCONUL website.