Books and language resources

  • Most of your books for Modern Languages will be located in Headington Library. Language books and resources and on Level 2 and Business books on Level 3.

    To find a book, use the Books & e-books search on the Library home page and type in the author, title or subject that you are interested in. Alternatively you can use LibrarySearch and then limit your search results to books.

    Print books have a call number which tells you where the book is shelved in the Library, for example 306.44 SCO. If the book is on loan to another user or at one of our other libraries, you can put a hold on it. If it's on the shelves, it's quicker for you to go and get it yourself.

    If it’s an e-book, follow the 'View e-book' link to connect to it. Log in when prompted with your Brookes student number and password.  Find out more about accessing and downloading e-books 

    Finding books for Modern Languages (PDF) » This guide includes useful sections to browse in the Library.

    Find Japanese books, language resources and films »


    Reading lists

    Most reading lists are available online via the relevant Moodle course. You can also search the full collection of reading lists or browse online reading lists for Modern Languages:

    Reading books

    Online dictionaries

    • Oxford Dictionaries Online is a collection of fully searchable bilingual dictionaries in French, Chinese, Spanish, and Italian. The database also includes a wide range of language learning resources and study materials.
    • OED online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.
    • Oxford Reference Online is a collection of Oxford University Press reference books. It includes English dictionaries and bilingual dictionaries for French, Spanish, German and Italian.