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Research literature for language studies

Language research literature can be found under the 400-code in the Dewey-system. These books can be found on the second floor of the library.

These books will be moved during the spring of 2023.

  • 400 Language
  • 401 Philosophy and theory, international languages
  • 402 Miscellany
  • 403 Dictionariesencyclopedias, concordances
  • 404 Special topics of language
  • 405 Serial publications
  • 406 Organizations and management
  • 407 Education, research, related topics
  • 408 Groups of people
  • 409 Geographic treatment and biography
  • 410: Linguistics
  • 418.02 - 418.04 Translation
  • 420-490: Specific languages
  • 439.5 - 439.8 Nordic language research

Subject specific dictionaries

Dictionaries for specific knowledge-fields are placed with other books from that field in the physical library. These are some of the Dewey-numbers that might interest you:

340.03: Law

610.3: Medicine

650.03: Business management

Dewey Decimal System

Most of the books in the library are sorted by the Dewey decimal system. This is a topic-based system. You can see the ten categories below. Each of these have their own sub-categories, also sorted by topic. This means that you will find books on the same topic close by each other.

  • 000: Computer science, information and general works
  • 100: Philosophy and psychology
  • 200: Religion
  • 300: Social sciences
  • 400: Languages
  • 500: Pure science
  • 600: Technology
  • 700: Arts and recreation
  • 800: Literature
  • 900: History and geography

Map of the library

Most of our books are placed on the second floor in Kristiansand. They are sorted by topic. On the map below, we have marked the major cathegories. Dewey-numbers 00-200 and 500 are in the basement.

Feel free to ask UiA Hjelp if you need help to locate your book.