Course resource help for Modern Languages

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Please get in touch if you have any queries about:

  • finding information and resources for assignments
  • finding online resources
  • referencing your sources

Joanna Cooksey

Joanna is working from home at the moment. Please get in touch by email if you have a query or want to make a Google Meet appointment.


Citing your sources (also called referencing) is an essential part of your academic work and is explained fully on our library referencing webpage.

These guides will show you how to reference your sources in the Harvard style:

Endnote is a tool for storing and organising your references, and it will also work with Word or Pages to create a fully formatted bibliography from your reference library.

NB Other referencing guides and apps are widely available but be aware that not all Harvard styles are the same as ours. Make sure you check your references against one of the authoritative sources listed above.

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How to

How to get library help and support

How to use LibrarySearch (quick video introduction)

Collection of Library guides for Modern Languages students

These are available as Word files and PDFs, and include

  • Database search tips for Modern Languages
  • Finding books and eBooks for Modern Languages

How to plan your search - this Search Plan for Modern Languages (Google doc) can help you develop a list of keywords to use when searching online. Click on File - Make a copy - to save your own copy and then add your own notes to it.

How to access other libraries including the Bodleian - for MA students and undergraduates doing dissertation or equivalent research. NB access is currently very limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.