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Translation Studies: Finding Books, Journals and Digital Texts

This guide is the gateway to books, journal articles, and web resources for research in the field of Translation Studies

Become a better researcher - try using Subject Headings

Subject headings are words and phrases which consitiute a "controlled vocabulary" to categorize books by subject field.  Subject headings often indicate the contents of books in terms that their titles (or your keywords) do not use, which often may be very general.

Use general subject headings for searching a broad topic or more specific subject headings for a specific text, film, or play. You will find (more) headings specific to the subject category within the left-hand facets in our online catalog, Bobcat.  If you want to see the subject headings related to a specific title, click on the "details" link in the title record.  Here are some subject heading examples:

 Translating and interpreting

 Translating and interpreting -- Columbia -- History -- 19th century

Arabic poetry -- 20th century -- Translations into English

 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 -- Translations into Italian -- History and criticism

Short stories, Japanese -- Women authors -- Translations into English

 English drama -- 20th century -- Translations into French


Bobst doesn't have it? Use Interlibrary Loan

Translated material is oftentimes difficult to locate.  If you find that Bobst does not have a title that you are looking for you can request a copy using our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL).  ILL is a service which helps eligible patrons obtain materials that is unavailable in the New York University or consortium libraries.  You can request books, journal articles, or even just a chapter of the book. 

Tips for finding translated works in Bobcat

If you are looking for a translation of a specific book, a search in Bobcat will retrieve any copies that we hold of the title regardless of language.  You can search Bobcat by either author or title, limiting your search parameters by using the "anywhere in the record" pull down menu below the search box. 

This will pull up all the records for the author or title regardless of language.  You can then use the language facet on the left hand side of the screen to limit your results to the specific language you are seeking.      

Search BobCat

Search for books, journals, videos, etc. in our local libraries and special collections.

Search other catalogs

Need to find something we don't have here at Bobst?  Need to research editions of a specific work?  Worldcat to the rescue!  Worldcat allows you to search for material beyond what we have available here at Bobst. 

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a time-saving, scholarly search interface accessible from within the Google interface. With Google Scholar, you can access peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book sections. For literature searching, specialized databases have more functionality and access more comprehensive results, but Google Scholar is a good tool

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