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International Students Library Guide

This guide contains both library and language links for international students


Welcome to the Library! The James A. Gibson Library is happy to work with international students at our University, and we encourage you to make use of Library resources and services.  This page offers links to additional resources that may be of special interest to international students. 

Please note that library services are offered in English at Brock University, but we can offer you a warm welcome and a greeting in your own language if you would like to meet any of our friendly multilingual staff

Virtual Library Tour in Arabic

Virtual Library Tour in Chinese

Library Material for English as a Second Language

  • IELP (Intensive English Language Program) Readers (easy readers) available in our Library in the call number area of PE 1128
  • Search the subject heading of English Language - Study and Speaking - Foreign Speakers for books in our Library
  • Communication Strategies for International Graduate Students (handbook)
  • McGraw-Hill eBook Library - See Language section, ELT, for English language learning books like the Practice Makes Perfect series.
  • Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Speaking and Listening Text for English Language Learners (Open Educational Resource from Portland State University Library)

Library Language Guides


English Language Dictionaries and Thesaurii

  • Canadian Oxford Dictionary
  • Concise Oxford Dictionary
  • OED (Oxford English Dictionary) Online
  • Oxford Dictionary of English
  • Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (online)
  • and Thesaurus

Test Practice Sites for English as a Foreign Language


Library and Reference Material for Languages other than English


Around Brock


Multilingual Library Staff