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School of Languages and Cultures

The guides, tutorials and links below will help to develop your information and digital literacy in French Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Russian and Slavonic Studies.

Languages and Cultures Library subject guide

Find your subject librarian, and useful resources for your subject in this Library guide to modern languages.

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Referencing

If you are writing a linguistics essay you should use the Harvard style; if you are writing a cultural studies essay then you should use MHRA.

Harvard referencing

Guide to the TUOS standard Harvard style of referencing used by the School of Languages and Cultures for linguistics essays.

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MHRA Footnotes referencing

Guide to the TUOS standard MHRA Footnotes style of referencing used by the School of Languages and Cultures for cultural studies essays.

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MHRA Author-Date referencing

Guide to the MHRA Author-Date style of referencing used by the School of Languages and Cultures.

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MHRA referencing for Germanic Studies

Guide to the MHRA footnotes style of referencing used for German and Dutch assignments.

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Databases

Useful databases for Language subjects include Scopus, and Web of Science, two very comprehensive online databases covering all subjects. Use our short video guides to learn how to search them effectively.

Using Web of Science: video guide

Learn how to use the Web of Science database with our video guide (sound required). You can watch the embedded video below or go to Kaltura for a larger resolution.

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Using Scopus: video guide

Learn how to use the Scopus database with our video guide (sound required). You can watch the embedded video below or go to Kaltura for a larger resolution.

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