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International Reference @ Illinois

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International Reference @ Illinois is a project to provide additional help to researchers interested in identifying and accessing foreign language materials.  The project is the result of a cooperative arrangement between the Slavic Reference Service and Global Studies Services and Collections, both units within the International and Area Studies Library at the University Library.  Scholars often find that they need materials in languages other than English, but frequently they are unable to obtain these materials either because they don't know where to look, or the transliteration of the title and/or author is incorrect.  In addition to working with the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Department of the University Library to provide materials, the IRI project will attempt to verify problem citations in a number of languages. 

Access to International Reference @ Illinois resources

Please select the guide of your choice below.  You will find both bibliographies to help identify materials, and a search form to help you access the materials you have identified if necessary.

In addition to the following guides, the International and Area Studies Library and the Slavic Reference Service provide email assistance and chat reference.

Resources for Arabic materials -

Resources for Slavic, Eurasian and East European materials - 

Resources for Persian materials -

 Resources for Turkish materials -

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