Translation studies

Your subject librarians

Key subject resources

  • Translation Studies Bibliography The Translation Studies Bibliography is a major database containing references to scholarship in translation studies and related disciplines.
  • BITRA (Bibliography of Interpreting and Translation) BITRA is a freely available bibliography of scholarly literature in translation and interpreting. It contains references to books, chapters, journal articles, and PhD theses, and is maintained by Dr Javier Franco at the University of Alicante. BITRA is updated every month.
  • MLA International Bibliography The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index of modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics, and covers books, chapters, articles and theses. Coverage starts in the 1920s.
  • Oxford Dictionaries Bristol's subscription covers the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. 
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED) The OED is the authoritative English dictionary. 

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Skills and training

Your subject librarian will provide a programme of lectures and training on library and information skills, in consultation with your department or school.

A number of guides and video tutorials on searching databases will be available soon. In the meantime please contact your subject librarian if you require any help.


When you start a Translation programme at Bristol you will have access to Blackboard, the University's virtual learning environment (VLE). From there you can see tutorials on Library use.

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