Services for International Students
Finding Information |
Help When You Need It
| Library Terminology
to Pickler Memorial Library. This page will introduce
you to our library and briefly highlight some of the services the
library provides for you.
Library Catalog. You can find books, CDs, videos and DVDs
and other material through the
You can search by author, title, subject, and keyword.
Call numbers. Books and other materials in the library are
arranged on the shelves by call number. Our library uses the
Library of Congress system, in which all call numbers begin with one
or more letters followed by numbers (Example: QA 190 S32) All
call numbers beginning with the same letter are placed together on
the shelves. Because a call number corresponds to a subject or
topic, you should find items on the same topic together on the same
Many language dictionaries are located in the Reference collection
on the first floor. Additional copies, which may be checked out, are
kept in the General Collection on the third floor. To find bilingual
dictionaries (for example, a Spanish-English dictionary) in the
Library catalog, click on the links below to get the call numbers
for bilingual dictionaries in our library.
In addition, many language dictionaries are available on the
includes dictionaries for more than 280 languages, plus links to
online newspapers, radio stations, language resources, and print
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
includes an audio pronunciation guide. Just type in a word and
listen to the pronunciation.
provides dictionaries, translations into twelve different languages,
and links to resources for English grammar, usage, and style.
ESLgold: English Study and
Learning Materials - a free web site for individuals wanting
to practice English language skills, including speaking, listening,
reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Basic introductions to
the site are provided in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish,
Portuguese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Thai, Russian, Italian, French,
German, Polish, Turkish, and Indonesian.
Pickler Memorial Library has books in many different languages.
Click on the links below to access books in that particular language
in our collection.
International Newspapers in Print. Pickler
Memorial Library subscribes to the following international print
These newspapers are shelved in the northeast corner of the first
floor. In addition, we have a
News from Home page that features the hometown online
newspapers of Truman State University Students. Be sure to
check to see if your country is represented on this list. Check the
following link for radio stations from home:
MIT List of World Radio Stations on the Internet
Videos/DVDs by Language. Pickler Memorial Library
has a number of videos in different languages.
For CD's, Art Prints, and other services, check out
Services for Undergraduate Students.
Help When You
Reference and Information. The Library Service Desk
(on the first floor when you first come in the library) is the place to
go for help when you do not know where to start. You can also
call 660-785-4051 to ask a librarian to help you find information. You can also
and receive one-on-one assistance for research assignments.
Other Building Services. The library provides laptops,
photocopiers, a FAX machine, microform reader/printers, group study
rooms, typewriters, computer labs, wireless connections, an
Assistive Technology Lab, laminating, transparencies, etc. Check
this page for information about these services.
To help clarify library terminology, the American Library
Association provides translations and definitions of commonly used
Glossary of Library Terms at Pickler Memorial Library
Translations of English library terms into Chinese, Korean,
Japanese, French, and Spanish.
Definitions of library terms (in English).