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Translated Fiction

This guide provides a guide to translated fiction at QUL. It helps users locate keywords and subject headings to search for translated fiction, and contains recommendations for further reading.

Finding translated fiction

Every book in the library is assigned one or more subject headings, which tell the user what the book is about. For example, books on accounting standards would have the subject heading 'Accounting.' Subject headings are hyperlinked in the library catalog. So if you click on 'Accounting', you will be taken to a list of all the books on accounting in the library. 

There are over 300 subject headings for translated works in the library. To view a list of subject headings, type 'translations' into the search box on the library homepage and select Subject from the drop-down menu.

Some of the subject headings for translated fiction include:

Arabic fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English.

Arabic literature -- Translations into English.

Arabic poetry -- Translations into English.

Arabic poetry -- 20th century -- Translations into English.

Short stories, Arabic -- Translations into English.

Japanese drama -- Translations into English.

Korean fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English.



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Databases and indexes

Open Source Websites:


UNESCO's Index Translationum  is an open source database and an excellent resource for finding translated works, but it only includes translations published since 1979.


Translation Database on Three Percent records new translations of fiction and poetry published or distributed in the U.S. since January 1st, 2008. The data is published in annual cumulations.


Finding translated texts online:


You can easily search for translated texts online. Type keywords like 'translated Russian fiction,' 'Charles Dickens translation,' etc. 


Project Gutenberg offers thousands of e-books, including translated fiction, for free. You can search by title, author, and language.