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Language Dictionaries: Finding Library Materials

Classification System

In the Library collection, most language dictionaries are shelved in these Library of Congress call numbers:


Chinese dictionaries PL1420
Chinese-English dictionaries PL1455
English dictionaries PE1625-1628
English-Chinese dictionaries PL1488
French dictionaries PC2640
German dictionaries PF3640
Italian dictionaries PC1640
Japanese dictionaries PL675-681
Spanish dictionaries PC4640

Subject Heading


In the Library Catalog, do subject searches on the following subject headings:

Abbreviations, English -- Dictionaries
Allusions -- Dictionaries
Americanisms -- Dictionaries
Cantonese dialects -- Dictionaries
Chinese language -- Dictionaries -- English
Chinese language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries
Chinese language -- Euphemism
Chinese language -- Heteronyms -- Dictionaries
Chinese language -- Idioms -- Dictionaries
Dictionaries -- Polyglot
English language -- Dictionaries -- Spanish
English language -- Foreign words and phrases -- Dictionaries
English language -- Pronunciation -- Dictionaries
English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries
English language -- Synonyms and antonyms
English language -- Usage -- Dictionaries
French language -- Dictionaries -- English
Japanese language -- Dictionaries -- Chinese
Picture dictionaries, English
Southern Min dialects -- Dictionaries



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