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World Language Resources at the KBCC Library

Resources are useful for research on world languages relating to the curriculum at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY.

Using OneSearch

What is OneSearch?

OneSearch is the Kibbee Library's Google-like search box. It's a single search for online and print books, newspaper articles, journal articles, citations, and more. If the library has access to an online journal or newspaper article, Rather than having to search each of these resources separately, OneSearch users can enter a search term or phrase and see results from multiple resources. OneSearch makes it easy to refine your search to focus on the material you need for your work. If the library does not have online access to a resource found in OneSearch, researchers may request them for free by online Interlibrary Loan (ILL). 

Finding World Language Books

As a community college library, our focus has been English-language texts. If you do not find the resources you need at our library, we recommend you try searching at other CUNY libraries as well. Many of the senior colleges have far more extensive foreign language titles. 

That said, we do have foreign language titles, many of which can be found on the 7th floor of the library. Below you can find a few pre-made searches for books in foreign languages. 

Language Dictionaries Textbooks Literature
Arabic Arabic dictionaries Arabic textbooks Arabic language print and ebooks

Chinese dictionaries 

Chinese textbooks Chinese language print and ebooks
French French dictionaries French textbooks French language print and ebooks
Hebrew Hebrew dictionaries Hebrew textbooks Hebrew language print and ebooks
Russian Russian dictionaries Russian textbooks Russian language print and ebooks
Spanish Spanish dictionaries Spanish textbooks Spanish language print and ebooks