This guide is intended for new users of the Literatures and Languages Library. Here you'll find instructions for navigating the Library and making the best use of the resources available to you while at the University of Illinois.
This guide is divided into three sections:
- Finding Books and Articles: The basics of using the catalog to find books and other materials. Also points to our selection of some of the most useful databases for research in the areas our library covers.
- Basic Subject Guides: Quick guides to our resources in the areas we cover. If you need to find a starting point for Library resources in your major at a glance, this is where to look.
- Other Library Resources: Quick links to other information about the Library and useful resources we offer to help you succeed in your studies.
Please, Ask a Librarian!
If you need assistance with library resources and your research, one of the librarians in the Literatures and Languages Library will be happy to help you. Please see our contact page to find the librarian who serves the subject you're researching. Or you can consult the Library's Ask a Librarian chat reference service, which is staffed by librarians trained in a wide range of disciplines who can quickly help you with your research.