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Items in Other Languages

A guide to finding books, articles, videos, and websites written in languages other than English. See also the Modern Languages & Literatures guide.

Finding videos in the library catalog

Simpson Library owns plenty of videos in other languages. Our video collection includes not only our DVD collection, but also several databases that provide streaming videos online.. Follow these steps to find videos in your chosen language: 

 

1. Starting at the UMW Libraries home page, click on the Catalog tab. Then, click "Advanced Search."

Screenshot of Catalog tab and Advanced Search link

 

2. On the Advanced Search page, choose "Audio Visual" from the Material Type menu, and choose your language from the Language menu.

Screenshot of Material Type menu and Language menu

 

3. Enter your search terms in the boxes, and then click Search. Note that you may want to enter search terms in both English and your target language. See Choosing search terms for more information.

Online videos

Online videos in other languages are available through the library's streaming video databases:

You can also find videos in other languages for free on the Internet. Try the sites listed on the Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish pages of this guide.

If you're looking for videos in some other language, try Google Videos. It searches millions of sites, including YouTube, and its Advanced Search page has a Language menu that you can choose from.