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International Students: Services and Tools

This guide is designed to introduce international students to the resources and services of Austin Community College Libraries.

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Ways to use the library

Click on the links below to find more information on each topic.

Find and check out books, DVDs, and CDs   

Borrow materials from any ACC campus library

View your library record--My Account-- and renew your borrowed materials online

Ask a librarian and get help with your research paper

These are examples of some of the types of questions the librarian may ask you in order to help you find what you need:

"Have you chosen a topic?"


"Do you have a handout of your assignment requirements?"


“What type of information are you hoping to find?”


“What have you done so far?”


“How much information do you need?”


“What types of information sources do you need or want to use?”

Find materials your professor has on reserve

Access library database resources such as journals, magazines, e-books, and reference works

Meet with your classmates in Group Study Rooms to work on projects or to study for exams

Use library computers and laptops to work on a paper or project

Print and copy

Use library widgets and web tools

Visit the Tech Toolbox, the Student Learning Success Toolbox, and the Tablet Information Guide

View streaming videos from Films On Demand and Kanopy

Listen to music online from Naxos Music Library

Remember: you don't have to be in the library to use it:  visit the library online

Support Services for Students

Translating

Translate a document

Google Docs uses Google Translate to help you translate entire documents into one of 64 languages.

Here's how to translate a document:

  1. Upload the Word document you want to translate to Google Drive.
  2. Open the document.
  3. Go to the Tools menu, and select Translate document....
  4. Give the document a new title.
  5. Select the language into which you'd like to translate the document from the menu.
  6. Press the Translate button.
  7. A translated copy of your document will be created. You can access this copy in your Drive.

Language to English Dictionaries

In the library catalog, do a keyword search for a language english dictionary replacing the word "language" with a specific language.  Here are some examples:
vietnamese english dictionary | spanish english dictionary |  french english dictionary | arabic english dictionary

Many of these dictionaries can be borrowed from the library.

International News

These are a few of the many websites that provide links to international newspapers.  Please let us know if there are others we should add. 


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