In this guide, you'll find resources to support research in the Advanced Translation Workshop, including:
Please feel free to book an appointment with me on my calendar page, for further support with your research.
When getting started on searches in catalogs, databases, and other research tools with English and/or Roman script interfaces, it may be necessary to represent search words and phrases in a Romanized script (or to anticipate results in such script). The American Library Association - Library of Congress Romanization Tables are a helpful guide to standardized Library of Congress practices for Romanizing words in a number of different languages.
In addition to the sources suggested below, you may search for reference sources available through the Columbia libraries, using CLIO. For reference works like dictionaries, thesauri, and bibliographies, try a Catalog Search with keywords (i.e. dictionary AND Urdu) and limit to the desired format. You can also use the Subject (Genre) box on the left side of the results page to narrow down results to a specific genre of source.
If you are interested in looking up a term, name, concept, or other keyword or phrase, try a CLIO Articles Search with the term(s) you have in mind, and once the results page appears, find the Content Type box on the left side of the screen and limit to "Reference."