In general, basic reference works including dictionaries and grammars, with some literature anthologies/collections.
History and development
Part of a general collection, acquired in support of teaching/research (Divinity/Religious studies) or by donation from late C19 onwards. Central Asian material also acquired in connection with the former Institute of Soviet & East European Studies.
Language and literature.
General arrangement and access regulations
Classified, open access arrangement using GUL local classification; the enumeration for languages is based on LC. Older, unclassified material is being/has been transferred to the Historical Collection (remote store). Periodicals are arranged by broad subject classification (e.g. Oriental) and then by title. Some older periodical titles are also being transferred to remote store. Relevant classification: Oriental C, Q-S
Subjects of the
Regions of Asia
Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Languages of material
Armenian, Caucasian (Other), Chuvash, English, Georgian, German, Kazakh, Mongolian, Tatar, Tibetan, Uzbek.