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LING 104-01: Sounds of the World's Languages: Getting Started

Access to Library Services & Materials during the COVID-19 Pandemic

If You Are On or Near Campus

  • For books at the MAC library, place a Request. The book will be available for pickup at the library. You will receive an email notification.
  • For books not at the MAC library, place a Request Through Interlibrary Loan. You will receive an email when the book arrives. ILL make take up to a week or more.
  • For articles not available fulltext, place an ILLiad request through interlibrary loan. You will receive an email notification when it is available for you to download.

If You Are Away from Campus

  • Look for e-book editions available through MAC. Note that most e-books cannot be accessed through interlibrary loan.
  • Need a book you can't get access to? Contact your Research & Instruction Librarians, Aaron or Beth.
  • Articles not available fulltext, place an ILLiad request through interlibrary loan. You will receive an email notification when it is available for you to download.

For up-to-date information on library hours, services, and collections see the library homepage and the COVID FAQ.

For information about access to ebooks and streaming content during COVID-19 pandemic see the Electronic Resource and Remote Learning guide. 

Finding Language Reference Books

Tips:

  • Include the name of your language in your search.
  • Be aware of multiple spellings of your language.
  • Combine the name of your language with keywords that describe different types of language reference books, e.g. grammar, phonology, textbook, or handbook.
  • Look for ebook versions of books that Macalester has access to.
  • If you are on or near campus you can request books for contactless pickup.
  • If you are away from campus you can contact your librarians, Aaron and Beth, to ask if it is possible to access a book you want.

Articles

Tips for searching LLBA:

  • Include the name of your language in your search.
  • Be aware of possible multiple spellings of your language.
  • If you have trouble finding sources when searching with the language name try searching with names of geographic areas associated with the language.
  • Include words in your search related to sounds of the language, e.g. phonology, phoneme, sound, vowels, stress, tone, etc.
  • Use the MacLinks button to determine if Macalester has access to any journal article you want.
  • Request articles using interlibrary loan if Macalester does not have access.

Librarians for the Social Sciences