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Foreign Languages and Literatures: Getting Started

A Message from Your Librarian

I will be away from the University until January 13, 2016. If you need immediate research assistance, please view our Ask a Librarian options. For research consultations, instruction requests, or purchase recommendations, please contact Jamie Dendy at during this time.

Free Online Language Dictionaries!

Here are some free online sites that do word look-ups, translations, verb conjugations, noun and adjective declensions, and more.


Here you will find a collection of resources that may prove useful for your research in modern foreign languages and literatures (other than English). If you have suggestions for additional content for this guide, don't hesitate to let us know! The Feedback box at the bottom of the right-hand column is a good way to do this.

You may also want to check the website for Northeastern's World Languages Center, which contains other helpful information related to the study of languages at Northeastern. In addition, try the website of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures or of the Linguistics Program.

Learn or Practice a Language

Quick Catalog Search

Scholar OneSearch

Search for books, videos, and journals in the library catalog section of Scholar OneSearch. The small box here does not search articles.

Your Librarian

Regina Pagani
270 Snell Library
(617) 373-3197