Professional associations, reference sources, specialist libraries and websites

Professional associations

  • Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
    Standards-setting body for languages, interpreting and translation and recognised expert body for language and cultural skills for the UK-wide Skills for Business Network.
  • Chartered Institute of Linguistics
    The IoL is a UK-based body for professional translators, interpreters, language educationalists and those using languages in industry and commerce. Includes code of professional conduct.

Other useful resources

  • Credo Reference 500+
    Contains English dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries in several languages and dictionaries of terminology, such as Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics.
  • Europa
    Portal site of the European Union. Click here to access the languages portal for information about translation and interpreting in the EU. Also provides a multilingual EU terminology database.
    Online newspaper directory for the world, with thousands of newspapers listed by country and region. 


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