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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Translation and Interpreting Studies: Home

Resources for Translators

Connecting to Library Resources via the Internet

There are several ways to connect to Library resources in your browser.


The UIUC Library houses a rich collection of materials for translation studies as well as numerous subject specialists to  assist you. The librarians and collections are located in departmental libraries. Key units for translation studies are:

Literature and Languages Library, Room 200 Main Library, is dedicated to the study and teaching of the literatures and languages from Classical Antiquity to the present and covers North and South America, Western Europe, the British Commonwealth, and Franco- and Luso-phone Africa in English, Germanic and Romance languages as well as cinema studies, classical studies, comparative and world literature, translation studies and linguistics.

Health Sciences Library--506 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana.

International and Area Studies Library-, Room 321 Main Library, for African, Asian, Latin American, and Slavic studies

Law Library-504 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign

Social Science, Health and Education Library- 100 and 101 Main Library, serves the College of Applied Health Sciences; College of Education; School of Social Work; Graduate School of Library and Information Science; School of Labor and Employment Relations; and social science departments including Departments of American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Economics, Gender & Women's Studies, Geography and Geographic Information Science, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as interdisciplinary biomedical sciences research.

List of ALL UIUC Libraries

Scanning and OCR Software

The Scholarly Commons has scanners with OCR software. They can also advise on OCR software.

Free OCR software

Adobe Acrobat Pro is available for free at the university webstore:

Tesseract is an open source command-line interface. Here is a guide:

Citing Sources and Citation Management

>Properly citing sources is part of research. The Library has an excellent guide for Citing Sources. The Library has guides to popular citation management systems: Zotero | Mendeley | EndNote.

The Scholarly Commons offers workshops on citation management tools through their Savvy Researcher Series:


Marek Sroka
Librarian for Polish Studies and Translation Studies
Phone: (217) 265-8025

Paula Mae Carns
Head, Literatures and Languages Library & Romance Languages
Phone: (217) 333-0076

You can also consult the Library's Ask a Librarian chat reference service for help.