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Translation Studies: Home

Resources for Translators

VPN--An Essential Tool

To access Library electronic resources from off-campus, connect through the campus VPN. Follow the instructions on this page: Make sure to select TUNNEL ALL and not Split Tunnel.

Please note that when searching Google for scholarly materials from you personal computer, you will need to go through the VPN in order to access article and books.


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 South Main Library, for the science of translation studies, linguistics and  and Western European and Latin American languages and Literatures from Antiquity to the present day

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

The Scholarly Commons, 306 Main Library, will help you to digitize print texts.


Marek Sroka
Librarian for Germanic and 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.