Linguistics and Translation - Recommended Sources

Specialist e-resources

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)

Search 400 million words to see how frequency of use and meaning has changed.

Professional Bodies

Founded in 1910, this is a key professional body for professional linguists across the world.

Founded in 1986, this is a professional association of practising translators and interpreters in the United Kingdom.

Translation Help

Maintained by UNESCO, this site lists over 2 million books which have been translated around the world since 1979.

The official European Union terminology database available in 24 languages and containing 1.4 million multilingual entries.

A well-established directory of online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries freely available on the Internet. There are links to over 7500 dictionaries and glossaries, many of which have been created by translators working in specialist fields.

NATO’s multilingual translation guide. This is one large PDF document so it can be slow to load – if it seems to hang, just click reload

Search 85,000 entries in the 6 official languages of the UN

Your Subject Team

Anne Worden

Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3243

Sharon Bittner

Assistant Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3234

Further Information