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Modern Foreign Languages

This is UCLan's Modern Foreign Languages library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarians: Andrea Evans and Francesca Robinson


Search for books and eBooks on Library Search. It will tell you what books we have in stock and whether you can access them online from most of our eBook providers - Please note Library Search only searches within the title. If you go to the eBook Collections directly you can then search within the full-text of the eBooks.

The library has a range of print material for language learning, including dictionaries and books relating to literature, history, politics and cinema in many different countries.

Multi Subject eBook Collections

If the library does not have a particular book or journal article you would like to read you are able to request a copy from the Inter-Library Loan Service. 

Journals and Articles

To search for a specific journal title use Journal Finder.

eResources and Databases

Multi Subject Databases

  • Academic Search Complete A wide range of subjects are covered in this database, and it contains full text links to many articles.
  • Education Database Access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text.
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text With full text for more than 100 journals and nearly 100 books, and abstracts for 350 other publications
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text History and culture of the world (except the United States & Canada) from 1450.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete
  • JSTOR is a full text collection of journals covering subjects such as arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • MLA - Modern Languages Association Indexes of over 6,000 literature and language journals, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies, from 1963 onwards.
  • ProQuest Central - multidisciplinary database including many full texts.
  • Science Direct - is a popular database of over 1500 scientific, technical and medical full-text journals. Excellent as a general resource.
  • Sage Journals Online - database covering most subject areas with many full texts.
  • Social Science Abstracts Abstracts for a wide range of language-related articles from sources such as the ‘Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research’ or ‘Human Communication Research’
  • Taylor & Francis Library - journal subscriptions include 108 titles in the Language and Literature area.

Multi Subject Abstracting and Indexing Databases

These databases have a wider scope than those listed above but do not contain any full-text articles.

Additional Resources


  • Nexis A major full-text online database covering UK and international newspaper content from over 29,000 sources.

Andrea Evans - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Andrea Evans

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892268

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132